Former House Member Lynn Jenkins and Chief of Staff Pat Leopold to Join Capitol Hill Policy Group


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Former Ways & Means Committee Member to focus on tax, trade, and healthcare issues

Washington, D.C., MARCH 27, 2020—the Capitol Hill Policy Group LLC, a bipartisan federal government relations firm, announced today that Lynn Jenkins, a former Member of the House of Representatives, and her former chief of staff Pat Leopold, have joined the Firm.

Lynn Jenkins brings more than 20 years of federal and state tax and economic policy experience to the Capitol Hill Policy Group.  She was elected to the House in 2008 from the 2nd District of Kansas and served for 10 years before retiring from elected office.  Prior to her time in Congress, she was elected as the State Treasurer of Kansas and to terms in the Kansas Senate and House.

Ms. Jenkins is a CPA by professional training and brought that expertise to her work on the House Ways & Means Committee, where she focused on tax, trade, and healthcare issues.  As Chairman of the Ways & Means Oversight Subcommittee, she was active in enacting the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act of 2017 and provided important leadership on a host of tax, trade and healthcare issues before the Committee.  She will continue her work in those areas at the Capitol Hill Policy Group as a Senior Policy Advisor and will register to lobby as client needs require.

Pat Leopold is a former Chief of Staff to U.S. Representative Lynn Jenkins.  For over 10 years, Pat worked on both policy and political issues for Ms. Jenkins, with House leadership, and for the National Republican Congressional Committee.  During his time as Congressional staff, he focused primarily on tax, trade, and healthcare issue and brings a unique combination of policy and political experience as a Principal of the Capitol Hill Policy Group.

Regarding her appointment, Ms. Jenkins said: “Throughout my time in public office, I was always laser focused on customer service and how my office could positively affect public policy. I am pleased to be joining a team that has a similar focus and provides the highest quality representation to our clients.”

Regarding his appointment, Pat Leopold said: “Regardless of the political and economic climate, people and businesses turn to the federal government to address their concerns. Navigating unique challenges and a changing landscape to deliver for clients has always been a source of pride.  I look forward to working with a team of Capitol Hill professionals that has a proven ability to get results.”

Todd Bertoson, a Managing Principal of the Firm, stated: “With Lynn and Pat on our team, we will add tremendous new depth of experience on tax, trade, and healthcare issues.  We expect that this will be an attractive opportunity for new clients during these challenging times, and we look forward to expanding our premium service to our existing clients.”

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About the Capitol Hill Policy Group

The Capitol Hill Policy Group is a bipartisan federal government relations firm that provides advice and advocacy on a wide range of issues before Congress, the White House and Executive branch agencies.  Our principals and advisors have broad public affairs expertise with emphasis on American Indian and Alaska Native Affairs, Aviation, Commerce and Economic Development, Healthcare, Natural Resources, Tax Policy, Telecommunications, Trade, and Transportation and Infrastructure.  We work collaboratively with our clients to develop winning strategies and aggressively engage with federal officials to pursue desired outcomes.

Todd Bertoson, Managing Principal, is a former staff director of the United States Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation senior staff member for former U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens of Alaska. A native of Seattle, Bertoson earned his bachelors and law degrees from the University of Washington and worked for nearly 10 years in Congress on issues under the broad authority of the Senate Commerce Committee.

Robert Odawi Porter, Managing Principal, is a former president of the Seneca Nation of Indians in Western New York. He has devoted his 30-year professional career to advancing the rights of sovereign American Indian nations and tribes in the United States. A citizen of the Seneca Nation, Porter was raised in the Nation’s Allegany Territory and earned his undergraduate degree from Syracuse University and his J.D. from Harvard Law School.  He served two terms as Seneca chief legal counsel, as founding chairman of Seneca Holdings LLC, before being elected in 2010 as the Seneca Nation’s 67th President.  He has also served as a tenured law professor at the University of Kansas, University of Iowa, and Syracuse University.

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For more information:

Capitol Hill Policy Group LLC

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Todd Bertoson, Managing Principal

(202) 221-7822

Robert Odawi Porter, Managing Principal

(202) 221-7821

Lynn Jenkins, Senior Policy Advisor

(202) 221-7834

Pat Leopold, Principal

(202) 221-7840

Capitol Hill Policy Group