Navigating complex issues.
Executing successful strategies.

OUR SERVICES

Summit Strategies provides a wide-range of services across multiple policy areas

Federal and State Lobbying

Our knowledgeable team translates client needs into actionable legislative strategies.

Public Policy Analysis and Development

Driving public policy outcomes at the state or federal level to draft the legislation that shapes the future.

Communications and Strategic Messaging

Leveraging years of experience on Capitol Hill to communicate effectively and gain partnerships and backing for our clients’ success.

Legislative and Regulatory Monitoring

Our credible, subject-matter policy experts stay on top of news before and after it breaks.

Grant Support

Using our expertise to secure grants for the projects that matter to you.

Coalition Building

No matter the political inclinations, we know who to speak to and who to reach out to when it comes to realizing our client’s projects and goals.

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Our Team

Summit Strategies is a national strategic government affairs consulting firm working with government and federal agency leaders to serve clients across a wide range of industries and political interests. Your issues are our issues.

JIM BEALL

PARTNER

In 2005, Mr. Beall received the “Best of the Bar” Award in Government Law from the Portland Business Journal, based on a peer survey of Portland’s legal community.

MICHELLE GIGUERE

PARTNER

Michelle has years of experience working with Congress, federal agencies, the White House, key Administration officials, and regulatory bodies.

HAL HIEMSTRA

PARTNER

Hal has helped clients secure millions of dollars in federal grants and congressionally directed funding for highway, bridge, water, and waste water infrastructure projects.

MARK DEDRICK

PARTNER

Mark focuses on solving problems and finding solutions, primarily on transportation, economic development and natural resource issues, and has helped secure federal grants and funding for cities, public ports, universities, K 12 education and cultural institutions.

JIM KOLB

PARTNER

Jim brings nearly 25 years of advocacy, policy development and implementation experience to Summit Strategies Government Affairs LLC, having served in senior positions in both the public and private sectors.

 

MINDY LITTLETON

OPERATIONS MANAGER

Mindy oversees the financial management of the firm and handles the day-to-day operations as well as working closely with the Partners to ensure that when our clients travel to Washington, DC, their time in town is maximized for productivity and is hassle-free.

GEOFFREY URBACH

ASSOCIATE

Geoffrey focuses his work on issues relating to federal transportation, natural resources, labor, taxation, and defense policy among others, while also monitoring the federal regulatory and appropriations landscape.

KRISTINE PHILLIPS EVERTZ

ASSOCIATE

Kristine brings to the team extensive relationships built over the last 15 years in Oregon through her campaign development and finance work on behalf of victorious campaigns for Governor, Metro President and state legislative offices.

SARAH GIMONT

GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS ASSISTANT

 Sarah supports the day-to-day operations of the office by providing assistance on a variety of administrative tasks, regulatory and legislative monitoring activities, and client communications.

A Summit Success - $750,000 SCASD grant awarded to Tri Cities Airport in Pasco in 2015

 

Summit Strategies has helped multiple communities resolve outstanding aviation related issues including problems associated with a lack of air service into and out of small regional airports, air traffic control tower funding, noise mitigation issues, and more.

 

LET’S GET TO WORK

 

Our ability to think strategically, establish alliances, and work effectively with politically diverse interests is the foundation of our success on behalf of clients.

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