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HWZ to Provide Lobbying Services to WAO

Friday, October 18, 2019   (0 Comments)
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The Wisconsin Academy of Ophthalmology is pleased to be partnering with Hubbard, Wilson & Zelenkova LLC (HWZ) for lobbying and legislative services. The firm is led by seasoned lobbyists with vast experience and exceptional relationships with policymakers across the political spectrum and on both sides of the aisle.  HWZ represents groups and organizations including trade associations, healthcare interests, Fortune 500 companies, trade unions, and state and national non-profits.  

Greg Hubbard has over 15 years experience representing a wide range of interests and has successfully lobbied on landmark issues in energy, telecommunications, taxation, natural resources and land use.  Formerly, Greg worked for several republican legislators including as Chief of Staff to former Senate Majority Leader Mary Panzer.  During contentious legislative redistricting efforts in 2001, he provided analysis and advice to Assembly and Senate Republican leadership.  Greg is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.  

AJ Wilson is a principal at Hubbard Wilson & Zelenkova with nearly two decades of experience in and around the Wisconsin State Capitol. AJ represents clients ranging from trade associations and national non-profits to trade unions and Fortune 500 companies on legislative, regulatory, and procurement issues.  Prior to lobbying, AJ was Chief of Staff to Assembly Democratic Leader Jim Kreuser and spent over seven years in the Wisconsin Legislature developing strategy, crafting legislation, and maintaining critical relations between legislative leadership, members, state agencies, and the Governor's office.  AJ is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and earned his JD from the University of Miami School of Law.  

Ramie Zelenkova has over a decade of experience in lobbying and grassroots advocacy and has worked to maintain strong relationships with legislative members on both sides of the aisle.  Ramie represents a variety of clients including nonprofits, professional associations, trade associations and Fortune 500 companies in areas such as healthcare, long-term care, education and child welfare.  Ramie’s experience includes an extensive background representing client interests before the Wisconsin Department of Health Services with particular experience representing client interests related to the delivery of Medicaid programs. Ramie is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin- Madison.   

Katie White is Associate at HWZ with ten years of combined government affairs and legislative experience. Katie has crafted and advanced policies and political strategies for diverse clients and interests ranging from education, healthcare, and long-term care to agriculture and energy.   She provides extensive knowledge of the legislative process and excellent relationships with policymakers.  Prior to lobbying, Katie worked for Wisconsin Senator Rob Cowles.  She received her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.