John MacDonald brings more than 20 years experience in legislative and government relations, media and communications planning, public speaking, writing, community relations and business affairs. For more than a decade, John has worked as a private consultant, addressing the needs of a wide variety of clients at the Arizona Legislature and many other arenas. In 2008, the Arizona Capitol Times named him Arizona’s “Lobbyist of The Year.”
His legislative expertise includes such diverse areas as municipal issues, health care, judicial administration, telecommunication, Native American issues, gaming and water management.
Prior to working in the private sector, John spent four years as the Public Affairs Officer for the Arizona Supreme Court and seven years as Director of Government Affairs for the Arizona Attorney General’s Office. In these positions he was responsible for all government relations efforts, policy analysis, legislative affairs, media relations, public relations, office administration and special projects.
John graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. He is an Arizona native, and for many years was a biweekly columnist for The Arizona Republic, the state’s largest daily newspaper, writing on a wide variety of topics.
Dana Paschke has more than 15 years experience in legislative and government relations, organizational development, strategic planning, economic development and community relations. For more than four years, Dana has been a state legislative lobbyist and consultant for a number of public and private clients.
Her areas of expertise include municipal and local government affairs, transportation, economic development and land use planning. She also assists client associations in meeting their short and long-term strategic goals.
Prior to working in the private sector, Dana spent eight years implementing the intergovernmental program for the City of Glendale (Arizona), in which she was responsible for representing the city’s interests with federal, state, county and local entities, regional transportation agencies and associations. Prior to Glendale, she served on the staff of U.S. Congresswoman Kay Granger (TX) and on several political campaigns.
A native Arizonan, Dana holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Texas Christian University and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Arizona State University.
With an eye toward confidentiality, Policy AZ does not provide a listing of clients. However, we are proud of our varied and numerous achievements over many years at the Arizona Legislature, and in public policy arenas throughout the state. A few of these include:
Upon request, we are happy to provide information regarding additional client achievements or forward a comprehensive listing of references in lieu of a client listing.