MBS Wisconsin

Operating at the intersection of Business and Government

What We Do

Strategies focuses on achieving each client’s objectives through strategic planning, pragmatic guidance on public policy development, and strategic government relations. Strategies provides a full range of services across four primary lines of business: Governmental Affairs, Public Affairs, Shared Value Business Consulting, and Strategic Political Relationships.
Our national team of experts strives to exceed expectations and deliver valuable solutions. Our approach focuses on understanding each client’s business or organizational goals, followed by implementation of an effective strategy to help achieve them. We deliver results that create business opportunity and growth for the client.


MBS Government relations

Governmental decisions are often critical to business success, and Strategies has the expertise and political relationships necessary to effectively represent clients and advocate for their interests in the lawmaking and regulatory process.


MBS Public Affairs

Often, a successful business strategy requires a strategic effort to educate relevant stakeholders and communities of interest and motivate them to act. Strategies crafts and deploys cogent and winning narratives that lay the groundwork for business growth and successful public policy outcomes. We have expertise in using public opinion polling and other tools to drive success.

Business and Community Solutions

MBS Business Consulting

We partner with industry leaders, forward-thinking innovators and market disruptors to identify opportunities to reconcile real or perceived conflict between societal issues and business objectives. 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 Business and Community Solutions team regularly advises clients on business partnerships and coalition building; workforce analysis and development; and Board of Directors retreat planning and facilitation.

Strategic Political Relationships

Strategic Political Giving

Active engagement in the political process is an opportunity to protect and advance your business and industry interests. We utilize our strong relationships with state and federal campaign teams to guide our clients in creating and maximizing valuable political relationships.

Who We Are

We have assembled an experienced team of well connected professionals to meet your needs.

Rob Marchant

Robert Marchant

President and Partner
Phone: 608-283-2244
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Andrew Hitt

Andrew Hitt

Partner and Chief Operating Officer
Phone: 608-283-2257
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Evan Zeppos

Evan Zeppos

Principal and Senior Public Affairs Advisor
Phone: 414-225-4968
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Karen Timberlake

Karen Timberlake

Phone: 608-257-3059
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Andrew Cook

Andrew C. Cook

Phone: 608.283.0109
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Nathan Houdek

Nathan Houdek

Phone: 608.257.7469
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Where We Are

Offices are conveniently located in the heart of Madison and Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

MBS Madison Wisconsin

  • Address
  • One South Pinckney Street, Suite 700
  • Madison, WI 53703
  • Contact
  • Phone: 608-257-3501
  • Fax: 608-283-2275

MBS Milwaukee Wisconsin

  • Address
  • 100 E Wisconsin Ave Ste 3300
  • Milwaukee, WI 53202
  • Contact
  • Phone: 414-271-6560

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  • Rewind: Your week in review
    Posted by David Wise on December 15, 2017 at 11:42 pm

    On this week's episode, WisPolitics.com's JR Ross and WisconsinEye's Steve Walters discuss the GOP leaders' call for Ethics and Elections commission Administrators Brian Bell and Michael Haas to resign; reports this week that House Speaker Paul Ryan's stepping down in 2018; and the Dec. 19 special elections. […]

  • Walker mum on whether Ethics, Elections commission administrators should resign
    Posted by David Wise on December 15, 2017 at 10:21 pm

    Gov. Scott Walker Friday repeatedly declined to weigh in on whether the administrators at the Ethics and Elections commissions should step down following the DOJ’s John Doe leak report. Walker answered a series of reporters’ questions on the topic this afternoon with variations of “I think the report speaks for itself.” He said although legislative […]

  • DC Wrap: Baldwin calls on Trump to advance ‘Buy American’ report; Pocan backs delaying tax vote until Jones sworn in
    Posted by Briana Reilly on December 14, 2017 at 3:10 pm

    Welcome to our weekly DC Wrap, where we write about Wisconsin’s congressional delegation. Sign up here to receive the newsletter directly. Quotes of the week The nature of life on Capitol Hill necessitates long hours in close proximity to lawmakers and staff that can create power dynamics of which young people are not fully aware. […]

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Affiliated with Michael Best & Friedrich LLP


Michael Best Strategies LLC is affiliated with and owned in part by the law firm of Michael Best & Friedrich LLP. Your retention of Michael Best Strategies LLC does not constitute or otherwise create an attorney-client relationship with the law firm of Michael Best & Friedrich LLP. Additionally, Michael Best Strategies LLC cannot and will not provide any legal services. If during the course of your representation by Michael Best Strategies LLC it becomes apparent that your interests will be furthered by the provision of legal services, you may at your discretion choose to enter into an attorney-client relationship with Michael Best & Friedrich LLP. However, your retention of Michael Best Strategies LLC does not require you to use Michael Best & Friedrich LLP for any such legal services.