Michael Best Strategies is all about solutions that can strengthen and advance your business. But sometimes, executing the solution is actually easier than identifying the problem.

That’s why every client engagement is unique. We take great care to understand the nuances of your enterprise and your industry. We ask questions (a lot of questions). We peek around every corner for opportunities to help our clients protect and grow revenue, profits, and competitive advantage. We take a team approach to solutioning and execution, and our clients are the center of those teams.

Our work mostly fits into the four distinct service lines below. Please contact the President of Michael Best Strategies, Rob Marchant, if you are interested in services from the Strategies team.

general brochure

Governmental decisions and legislation are often critical to business success and the Michael Best Strategies Government Relations team has the expertise and bipartisan political relationships necessary to give clients a seat at the legislative or regulatory table. Our lobbying experience delivers results at the local, state and national levels, which helps clients advance policy and regulatory reforms that position them for greater success. We specialize in policy matters across a variety of industry segments, including healthcare, energy and environment, tax and finance, higher education, manufacturing and agriculture, food and beverage, among others. Download PDF

Contact Jeff Thormodsgaard or Denise Bode to start a conversation.


public affairs

Smart business leaders know that a sound, properly-executed communications strategy is central to long-term success. A comprehensive communications plan may include crisis or issue management; media relations; litigation strategies; and internal/external stakeholder messaging. Educating and motivating key stakeholders, projecting a simple yet compelling message, implementing the right tactics, and using different communication channels to convey messages are critical steps to achieving strategic outcomes. The Public Affairs team at Michael Best Strategies has considerable experience and a proven track record in developing and delivering cogent and winning narratives that can help lay the groundwork for realizing business growth and successful public policy outcomes. Download PDF

Contact Evan Zeppos to start a conversation.


business and community solutions

The Michael Best Strategies Business and Community Solutions team partners with industry leaders, forward-thinking innovators, and market disruptors to identify opportunities to reconcile real or perceived conflict between business objectives and societal issues. Together with sound strategic and operational consulting, this results in tangible win-win scenarios, aligning our clients’ core business strategy with community benefit. Sometimes referred to as “shared value,” these strategies create a sustainable framework for social responsibility that not only fosters business growth, but favorably positions our clients as thought leaders and valued members of their communities. Our team regularly advises clients on business partnerships and coalition building; workforce analysis and development; and board of directors retreat planning and facilitation. Download PDF

Contact Karen Timberlake to start a conversation.


strategic political relationships

Active engagement in the political process is an opportunity to protect and advance your business and industry interests, but openly supporting candidates and elected officials, through public support or financial contributions, can also be tricky business. The Michael Best Strategies Political Partnerships team can help you navigate these uncertain waters. We utilize our strong relationships with state and federal campaign teams on both sides of the aisle to guide our clients in creating valuable political relationships with officials who share your business ideals and can help advance favorable policies and regulations. Download PDF

Contact Tom Schreibel or Chip Englander to start a conversation.



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