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John MacDonald brings nearly 30 years experience in legislative and government relations, media and communications planning, public speaking, writing, community relations and business affairs. [...]
Dana Paschke has nearly 20 years experience in legislative and government relations, organizational development, strategic planning, economic development and community relations. [...]
Our partners understand the relationship between legislation and regulation. These two areas of public policy are related, but often practiced with vastly different outlooks and approaches. Policy AZ works with lawmakers and regulatory agencies to ensure a seamless implementation of legislation and regulation for our clients. Policy AZ also pursues regulatory reforms, either administrative or legislative, for our clients so they may operate more efficiently.
Affecting public policy changes through legislation, regulation, or other public avenues requires careful planning, an honest assessment of potential roadblocks and the likelihood for success, along with purposeful communication early in the process. Our partners have decades of experience leading and participating in strategic planning to define goals, contingency plans, communications methods and outcome assessments that help clients gain a clear picture of the tasks ahead.
Media Relations and Legal Interface
A critical component of a successful public affairs strategy is effective media relations, including crisis communications. Policy AZ is experienced in effectively communicating our client's message to the public. Our partners have spent more than 40 combined years working with reporters, editors, bloggers and social media practitioners to help our clients achieve success in these various mediums. Policy AZ is also experienced in supplementing the litigation efforts of clients by formulating a successful strategy for integration and communication of complex legal matters in the governmental and public policy arenas.
"I have worked with John and Dana for a couple of years now and without a doubt they are some of the most effective and well-connected external consultants that I have had the pleasure to work with. As team, they consistently deliver defined results in a manner and a style that is respected and accepted by all."
"Being represented by a results oriented firm of unquestionable character elevates your standing among city and state officials. That is what we get from PolicyAZ."
"John MacDonald and Dana Paschke's experience and resourcefulness provide a powerful one-two punch to our advocacy efforts at the Capitol."
Policy AZ is a steady, reliable hand, and the firm's experience makes all the difference. Having John and Dana working on our behalf gives us an edge in strategy, as well as an overall understanding of what makes public policy work.