April 19, 2016 •

AGRP Lobbyist Association Closing Down

On April 18, the Association of Government Relations Professionals (AGRP) began winding down operations, according the organization’s press release. The group, formerly known as the American League of Lobbyists, had billed itself as the voice of lobbying, public policy, and […]

AGRPOn April 18, the Association of Government Relations Professionals (AGRP) began winding down operations, according the organization’s press release. The group, formerly known as the American League of Lobbyists, had billed itself as the voice of lobbying, public policy, and advocacy professions. “After a long-running legal dispute over a 2008 contract, AGRP’s board believes it is no longer viable to continue operations,” the statement gave as the reason for the closing of the organization. No further details were provided.

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November 16, 2015 •

State and Federal Communications Has Three Staff Members Receive AGRP Professional Lobbying Certificate

State and Federal Communications is pleased to announce the following individuals received their Professional Lobbying Certificate at the AGRP Annual Meeting. Michael Beckett, Esq., George Ticoras, Esq., and John Cozine, Esq. received their certificates after completing the year-long Lobbying Certificate […]

AGRPState and Federal Communications is pleased to announce the following individuals received their Professional Lobbying Certificate at the AGRP Annual Meeting.

Michael Beckett, Esq., George Ticoras, Esq., and John Cozine, Esq. received their certificates after completing the year-long Lobbying Certificate program. Since 2008, 11 staff from the company have completed the program, which is the only certificate program for the government relations professional that covers the wide range of activities that comprise modern government relations.

Through 14 courses over a year, participants have the opportunity to get the baseline knowledge of the numerous topics that need to be known by lobbyists and grassroots practitioners. Within those courses, five are required that cover Ethics of Advocacy, LDA & Compliance, PAC & Campaign Fundraising, Congressional Rules & Procedure and Communications & Media.

The Association of Government Relations Professionals (AGRP) is the national professional society dedicated exclusively to government relations, public policy and lobbying. AGRP’s mission is to enhance the development of the profession, competence, and high ethical standards for advocates in the public policy arena; and to collectively address the challenges affecting the First Amendment right to “petition the Government for redress of grievances.” For more information, visit http://grprofessionals.org.

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November 4, 2015 •

Association of Government Relations Professionals Announces Elizabeth Bartz one of 2015 Award Recipients

The Association of Government Relations Professionals is pleased to announce the following individuals will be recognized at the AGRP Annual Meeting (November 12) for their contributions to the profession and the organization. Volunteer of the Year – Elizabeth Bartz of […]

Elizabeth BartzThe Association of Government Relations Professionals is pleased to announce the following individuals will be recognized at the AGRP Annual Meeting (November 12) for their contributions to the profession and the organization.

Volunteer of the Year – Elizabeth Bartz of State and Federal Communications, Inc.
This award recognizes a volunteer member who has gone beyond the call of duty voluntarily in offering exemplary service on behalf of the Association of Government Relations Professionals — its mission, membership, and the profession.

AGRP established this annual award to appropriately recognize an individual who has displayed vision, support, and leadership toward improving the lobbying profession and unselfishly supporting the work of the association’s board of directors

Elizabeth Bartz is the founder, president and CEO of State and Federal Communications, Inc. from Akron, Ohio. She is the lead planner annually for the State Lobbying LCP program and regularly supports her staff in earning their Professional Lobbying Certificate. Ms. Bartz is also a supporter of AGRP’s initiative to recruit more state and local members and is sponsoring a new state lobbying series in 2016. Through her work in the states and outside-the-beltway, she has raised AGRP’s profile to this important audience. Since 2008, 11 staff from State and Federal Communications have completed the year-long Lobbying Certificate Program.

AGRP will also recognize Patrick Cooney from the DC-based The Federal Group as Government Relations Professional of the Year and Jim Clarke, from the American Society of Association Executives is receiving the Career Achievement Award.

About the Association of Government Relations Professionals
Originally established in 1979 as the American League of Lobbyists (ALL) – now re-named the Association of Government Relations Professionals (AGRP) – the association is the national professional society dedicated exclusively to government relations, public policy and lobbying. AGRP’s mission is to enhance the development of the profession, competence, and high ethical standards for advocates in the public policy arena; and to collectively address the challenges affecting the First Amendment right to “petition the Government for redress of grievances.” The goal is to contribute to openness, transparency, effectiveness, and ethical conduct in the pursuit of “good government” practices. For more information, visit http://grprofessionals.org

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November 2, 2015 •

See Us in Person!

Here is our November/December calendar. If you are attending any of the coming events, please stop by and say hello! November 10   WGR Toastmasters, Washington, DC November 12   AGRP Annual Meeting, Washington, DC November 16-17   Professional Women in Advocacy, […]

November December calendar

Here is our November/December calendar. If you are attending any of the coming events, please stop by and say hello!

November 10   WGR Toastmasters, Washington, DC

November 12   AGRP Annual Meeting, Washington, DC

November 16-17   Professional Women in Advocacy, Washington, DC

November 21-24   SGAC Leaders’ Policy Conference, Washington, DC

November 23   WGR Toastmasters, Washington, DC

December 6-9   COGEL Conference, Boston, Massachusetts

December 8-11   NCSL Capitol Forum, Washington, DC

December 11   Advocacy Leaders Network – Creating a Mobile Advocacy Toolkit,
Washington, DC

December 14   WGR Toastmasters, Washington, DC

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October 20, 2015 •

Providing Expertise to the Industry

Elizabeth Bartz, president and CEO of State and Federal Communications, has a full schedule this week in Washington, D.C. A leading expert in government relations compliance, Bartz was featured in the “Successful State Lobbying Today” session of the Association of […]

Elizabeth BartzElizabeth Bartz, president and CEO of State and Federal Communications, has a full schedule this week in Washington, D.C.

A leading expert in government relations compliance, Bartz was featured in the “Successful State Lobbying Today” session of the Association of Government Relations Professionals State Lobbying LCP program on Monday, October 19.

On Tuesday, October 20, Bartz presented a webinar for the State Government Affairs Council (SGAC). She was joined by Gerard Dehrmann of Walmart Stores and SGAC President 2015-2016.

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October 6, 2015 •

See Us in Person!

Here is our October calendar. If you are attending any of the coming events, please stop by and say hello! October 8   African Affairs Advisory Group Meeting, Silver Spring, Maryland October 13   WGR Toastmasters, Washington, DC October 19   AGRP State […]

October calendarHere is our October calendar. If you are attending any of the coming events, please stop by and say hello!

October 8   African Affairs Advisory Group Meeting, Silver Spring, Maryland

October 13   WGR Toastmasters, Washington, DC

October 19   AGRP State Lobbying LCP Program, Washington, DC

October 23   National Press Club Lunch with Kevin Costner, Washington, DC

October 27   WGR Toastmasters, Washington, DC

October 28-30   Public Affairs Council Fall Board Meeting, Scottsdale, Arizona

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June 12, 2015 •

State and Federal Communications Partners with AGRP

State and Federal Communications, Inc. is pleased to announce it has become an inaugural partner with AGRP (Association of Government Relations Professionals) for the “Know the States” Educational Series focused on state government relations. As the exclusive sponsor of the […]

Know the StatesState and Federal Communications, Inc. is pleased to announce it has become an inaugural partner with AGRP (Association of Government Relations Professionals) for the “Know the States” Educational Series focused on state government relations. As the exclusive sponsor of the series, the company will work in collaboration with AGRP in selection of speakers, content, and help moderate the events.

State and Federal Communications, the premier experts in government relationship compliance, has a long standing relationship of collaboration with AGRP. Many of the company’s staff members as well as President and CEO, Elizabeth Bartz, are members of AGRP.

This series is dedicated to best practices in state government relations. These courses will go beyond the basics to highlight the need-to-know knowledge for state and local lobbyists as well as national associations and firms looking to work in this area. The program will consist of webinars and an in-person event focused solely on state affairs.

According to Bartz, “We are working with Robert Hay, executive director of AGRP, to create a great program to educate its members on the goings on in the states and to make sure there are no assumptions as to using federal law when in the states.”

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October 20, 2014 •

Elizabeth Bartz Presenter at AGRP Lobbying Certificate Program

Elizabeth Bartz, president and CEO of State and Federal Communications, is offering her expertise today in Washington, D.C. at the Association of Government Relations Professionals Lobbying Certificate Program session on State Lobbying. Congratulations, Elizabeth! One of the attendees gives this […]

Elizabeth Bartz and AGRP

Elizabeth Bartz, president and CEO of State and Federal Communications, is offering her expertise today in Washington, D.C. at the Association of Government Relations Professionals Lobbying Certificate Program session on State Lobbying. Congratulations, Elizabeth!

One of the attendees gives this reaction on Twitter:

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If you would like to know more about today’s training, here is a decription from the AGRP website:

The states are a breeding ground for new legislation and regulations that will affect your stakeholders and can potentially lead to federal action. Influencing legislators and policy makers at the state level can be a critical component to your overall lobbying efforts. In this upcoming AGRP LCP course, you will learn:

  • How to successfully identify whether or not you need to engage at the state level
  • Best practices in finding and working with state lobbyists
  • How to evaluate your state lobbying efforts
  • Making sure that your efforts are compliant with state rules and regulations
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May 30, 2014 •

Don’t Miss the AGRP Webinar on State Compliance

Join me on June 3 for “Mid-term Elections, High-stake Races: Get the Story on State Compliance,” a webinar hosted by the Association of Government Relations Professionals. I’ll be speaking about: How to utilize direct corporate dollars when contributing to state […]


Join me on June 3 for “Mid-term Elections, High-stake Races: Get the Story on State Compliance,” a webinar hosted by the Association of Government Relations Professionals.

I’ll be speaking about:

  • How to utilize direct corporate dollars when contributing to state candidates.
  • Knowing the ins and outs of using a federal PAC to contribute to state candidates
  • McCutcheon vs. FEC: Understanding the impact on the states
  • Becoming familiar with navigating complex state pay-to-play laws
  • Discerning the elements of an effective compliance strategy: Pay-to-play and corporate contributions

The mid-term elections are around the corner. Make sure you have the information you need to stay compliant.

See you on June 3,

Elizabeth Bartz

President and CEO of State and Federal Communications, Inc.

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March 14, 2014 •

AGRP Member Spotlight on Elizabeth Bartz

Along with their stunning new website, the Association of Government Relations Professionals has launched a member spotlight series. We are proud to say Elizabeth Bartz is the first member to be featured. Take a look at “4 Questions with a […]

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Along with their stunning new website, the Association of Government Relations Professionals has launched a member spotlight series. We are proud to say Elizabeth Bartz is the first member to be featured.

Take a look at “4 Questions with a Member: Elizabeth Bartz” and find out how she started in government relations, her professional philosophy, and her involvement in the community!

Congratulations, Elizabeth!

 

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