Melissa M. Coultas Joins State and Federal Communications, Inc. - State and Federal Communications

April 26, 2013  •  

Melissa M. Coultas Joins State and Federal Communications, Inc.

Melissa Coultas

Coultas has extensive background in federal affairs and government compliance. She previously worked as a government relations and public affairs professional for GolinHarris in Washington, D.C., where she lobbied on behalf of higher education and nonprofit clients, managed public affairs campaigns, and monitored legislation and regulation for high profile clients.

During her last semester of college at Kent State University, Coultas worked for Senator Mike DeWine. She went on to graduate cum laude, with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a minor in Pre-Law. After graduation she accepted a full-time position with the office of Senator DeWine. Two years later, Coultas left Capitol Hill for the private sector where she stayed with GolinHarris for eight years. She is a member of Public Affairs Council and American League of Lobbyists. In 2013, Coultas decided to return to her hometown of North Canton, Ohio with her husband in order to be close to family.

“Ms. Coultas’ addition to our team, coming from a world-wide PR firm, will greatly expand our marketing efforts and her experience in the federal government relations field is an asset hard to find in northeast Ohio,” said Elizabeth Z. Bartz, president and CEO.

State and Federal Communications, Inc. provides government compliance information and consulting to many of the Fortune 500 companies, to trade, labor, and professional associations, and to corporate and contract lobbyists in all 50 states. The firm’s in-house staff of attorneys is expert in state, federal, and municipal laws regarding lobbying, political contributions, and procurement lobbying. It provides accurate, comprehensive, and timely information through online and printed resources clients use to comply with laws in all 50 states, the federal government, and more than 125 municipalities.

Additionally, the company offers government affairs consulting services in which in-house attorneys work directly with clients to oversee government compliance reporting, and also provide information regarding ethics, gift laws, lobbyist registration and reporting, corporate political contributions, and government procurement lobbying.

This article is cross-posted from  the Akron Beacon Journal.

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