Our definition of government affairs includes a multi-faceted approach to communicating with all levels of government on a variety of issues. We combine a strategic approach to relationship development, qualified research, aggressive advocacy, and political intuition — all that accrue to the benefit of our clients.

Lobbying & Government Affairs

The Greenlee Partners approach to government affairs and business strategies focuses on forthright and effective communication between clients and government officials. Our standard for client service begins with an assessment of client goals combined with a strategic, qualitative implementation plan from legislative and regulatory

concerns to business strategies. Building on the vast experience of the Greenlee Partners professionals, no two client strategies are alike. Essentially, we help our clients navigate Pennsylvania government — the process and the players.


Procurement

As government looks for creative, cost-effective ways to fund programs and services to citizens, opportunities for private sector companies increases. At Greenlee Procurement, we help businesses participate in this environment and increase their bottom line. Through our experience within government, we know that agency

leaders want partnerships with solution providers, not simply best-price contracts. We assist clients through the government procurement maze by introducing them to decision makers, decoding procurement regulations and providing advice in formulating proposals to government procurement solicitations.

When I needed government affairs help for a second time in Pennsylvania, there was no question who I would look to for help. I was returning to Greenlee Partners. The firm was successful at shepherding legislation. Our topic was highly controversial and required a coordinated effort between not only our public relations and public affairs teams, but also a diverse coalition of interested partners. Greenlee and our national public relations firm worked seamlessly to get the job done.
— Tamara Dietrich - Beacon Information Designs, LLC
When faced with a real crisis, Greenlee reacted very quickly and with an unconventional, creative plan. Even though we were the least politically powerful force, we still got a resolution that was favorable. In the wake of our issue, we have continued to implement a relationship building strategy with Greenlee guiding us
— Michael Krentzman, Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries - PA
We have been thankful for the Greenlee teams assistance in guiding us in the budgetary process and ultimately assisting us with amending our funding formula language in the School Code that will assist us in serving more vulnerable children requiring our services.
— Terry Czarkowski, President, PA Alliance of Approved Private Schools
Greenlee Partners gets it. They understand that this work is built on relationships and trust, and that success depends on understanding the process, the key players, and what works in Pennsylvania.
— Glenn Miller, PA Library Association
Greenlee Procurement counsel has been strategically sound, totally reliable and responsive to critical issue questions.
— Virginia Roth, PPO&S
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Case
Studies

Beacon Information Systems

Last session, members of the House and Senate were pushing for the passage of a medical marijuana program in Pennsylvania.   A key area of concern and interest was guaranteeing that the drug was adequately being tracked from seed to sale.   Lawmakers who were hesitant to support the legislation were eager to see the necessary checks and balances in place before advancing the legislation.

Our team assisted Beacon Information Design in sharing details on their compliance technology to provide a comprehensive system to ensure accountability while providing legal access for patients and caregivers to medical marijuana.   The meetings helped alleviate lawmakers’ concerns. Ultimately bi-partisan legislation was enacted reflecting necessary compliance provisions for a newly regulated industry.   

 

Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries

Greenlee works close with ISRI, a nationwide trade association for scrap recycling companies, to monitor any issues relating to the scrap business.

In 2013, facing an onslaught of bills that would have directly negatively impacted ISRI member companies bottom line, Greenlee and ISRI collectively identified and convened a group of stakeholders to address the real and perceived issues in the scrap law at that time. This diverse group included trade groups representing farm interests, utility interests, prosecuting attorneys, elected officials, and law enforcement officers. Through working closely with this group and legislators, Greenlee was able to guide Act 79 of 2014 into law.

 

Alliance of Approved Private Schools

During the 2016-17 legislative session, to ensure all dollars appropriated to Approved Private Schools went to the schools, our team added language to the Approved Private Schools funding formula in the School Code bill to allow funds to remain within the line item. With these funds, these schools serve more students and provide more services to the vulnerable population they represent.