Founded on 25 years of proven success in Missouri, with close-working relationships and trusted insight into Missouri policymaking,
Our team has a reputation in Missouri for honest, hard work and the strategic ability to navigate both sides of the aisle.
Our clients care about how the government impacts Missouri. The Penman Group helps you clearly define the impact you want to achieve, and provides a roadmap on short-term and long-term strategies to achieve it.
Policy Development Strategies
Assess how clients could be positively or negatively impacted by changes in state policy
Conduct & utilize evidence-based research to inform policy development
Consult with key players working on similar issues across the country
Craft legislation needed to achieve policy outcomes
Monitor & appropriately engage on legislation affecting policy agendas
Work closely with leaders of State Departments to inform drafting & implementation of state rules & regulations
Provide insight on state political trends influencing large-scale policy & public opinion
Lobby State Elected Officials
Trusted, close-working relationships with state elected officials & staff are key to successful policymaking. The Penman Group has forged positive working relationships with established and incoming policymakers across the state, and across the aisle.
Promote & defend client issues before legislative committees & through meetings with elected officials
Identify and respond to opportunities & barriers affecting lobbying efforts
Build clients’ political profile & legislative influence through coalition building, strategic communication & relationship development with policymakers
Utilize strategic networks to expand lobbying efforts
Budget & Appropriations
In a state that prioritizes fiscal responsibility, The Penman Group offers a strong working knowledge of the budget process coupled with the expertise & credibility among budget decision-makers necessary for client success.
Budget & Appropriations Strategies:
Increase rate reimbursement for providers of state-contracted services
Add special projects in department budgets as a mechanism for advancing client agendas
Work with State Departments to analyze the fiscal impact of legislative proposals
A well-functioning coalition can greatly improve your chances for successful outcomes. The Penman Group gets results by capitalizing on longstanding, cooperative relationships with key players in industry & public service.
Coalition Building Strategies:
Activate & coordinate strategic networks made up of advocacy groups, professional associations, non-profits & business leaders
Foster relationships between clients and key members of the legislative process
Identify groups and individuals to engage in advocacy efforts
Nearly every government agency relies on private industry experts to inform and provide specialized services to the state of Missouri. The Penman Group takes advantage of significant opportunities to further clients’ missions through formal partnerships with government agencies.
Government Procurement Strategies:
Identify lucrative opportunities for clients through government procurement
Craft responses to state Requests for Proposals
Lobby state agencies on procurement decisions
Strategic Communication & Grassroots Mobilization
Certain legislative outcomes may rely heavily on public engagement. The Penman Group takes advocacy far beyond the halls of Jefferson City with large-scale grassroots & media plans.
Provide consulting & oversight to partners on managing legislative affairs within their own organizations
Develop messaging for client public relations efforts related to government affairs
Coordinate and execute grassroots action campaigns
Advise clients on discussing legislative affairs with the media
It is important to support policies and policymakers that protect & further your mission. The Penman Group provides clients with guidance on advantageous political giving as a part of a larger, comprehensive political strategy.
Political Giving Strategies:
Identify opportunities to support relevant candidates and initiatives
Advise clients on political action committee growth & stability
Education & Training
While we are a client’s full-time advocate, we recognize that clients and their allies are often their own best representatives. The Penman Group works to empower clients to help them become the most effective advocates possible.
Education & Training Strategies:
Group advocacy training at meetings and conferences
On-sight coaching and support to clients meeting with policymakers in Jefferson City
Witness preparation for clients coming to the Capitol to testify before legislative committees