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.
As government looks for creative, cost-effective ways to fund programs and services to citizens, opportunities for private sector companies increases. At Greenlee Partners, 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 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
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.
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.
Greenlee Procurement counsel has been strategically sound, totally reliable and responsive to critical issue questions.
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.
Headquartered in Allentown, PA, PPL Corporation is a multi-national Fortune 500 energy company with operations in electricity generation, supply and marketing, and delivery and transmission. Greenlee Partners' representation of PPL Corporation dates back to 1995.
Greenlee works closely with PPL's state government relations team on a wide array of energy, environment and utility issues. Most recently, Greenlee was involved in successfully completing the state's transition to deregulation and is currently working with PPL on a legislative initiative to facilitate certain utility infrastructure investments.
“PPL can consistently count on Greenlee Partners to provide sound political guidance and full-service lobbying support. We view Greenlee as an extension of our state government relations operation.”
-Christine Martin, PPL Corporation