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Strategic Solutions. Sound Execution. Unmatched Results.
Washington, D.C. | Atlanta, GA

the edge

The People | The Relationships | The Intel | The Actions | The Resolve

Frontline experience in Washington, in the rooms where decisions are made.

Fanned across the entirety of government, built over decades of work.

Gathering key information and shaping outcomes.

Strategic planning, communications, influence, advocacy, crisis management, coalitions.

Full commitment to every cause we undertake.

the story

Ervin Graves Strategy Group is a full-service consulting and government relations firm that works with a broad range of businesses across every sector. Specializing in federal and state government affairs, strategic communication, coalition building and the congressional spending process, EGSG has a tradition of success dating back to the late 1980s.

the team

Tom Graves
Hon. Tom Graves | President & CEO
As a north Georgia country boy, Tom’s life has been fueled by one slogan his father shared with him: Dream Big, Work Hard, and Achieve Much. He’s been a small business owner, a real estate investor, a Georgia State Representative and a member of Congress...
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Jim Ervin
Jim Ervin | Chairman
As an original founder of Ervin Hill Strategy, Jim works with each of our clients to coordinate a legislative agenda that fits their specific needs and interests. He utilizes his contacts on Capitol Hill and within the federal government to ensure our clients achieve their business objectives...
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Crawford Horan
Crawford Horan | Director of Operations
As a vital member of the EGSG team, Crawford is the proverbial person who “keeps all the trains running on time.” Utilizing her operational management skills, she coordinates and executes the inner office functions...
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Joe Kasper | Principal
Joe is an experienced government affairs specialist with a unique and diverse background that provides clients with a higher-level of innovative and effective strategies...
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John Donnelly
John Donnelly | Senior Vice President
John joined EGSG after nearly 15 years of experience in government and politics. He is an experienced manager, advisor and strategic communicator who worked on a wide range of complex public policy challenges...
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Colby Miller
Colby Miller | Principal
‍Colby provides our clients with the knowledge, contacts, and information needed to successfully promote their products and services to Federal and State government customers.
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Allison Feikes | Vice President
Allison is a seasoned professional with a proven track record of communicating effectively with people from different political persuasions. She has a thorough knowledge of U.S. domestic and foreign policy...
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Rhett Dawson
Rhett Dawson | Advisor
Rhett joined Ervin Hill Strategy after 15 years as president and CEO of the Information Technology Industry Council. At ITI he recruited skilled board leaders from the technology industry...
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Amanda Kasper | Vice President
Amanda’s success in enabling and managing public-private partnerships brings unique insights and perspective to EGSG, reflecting nearly two decades of industry and government experience...
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the proof

Brian Yates
Brian is a former elected four term state legislator, attorney, proven advocate, and collaborator with a track record of success that has the drive and passion to win and execute on Capitol Hill. He has developed and executed successful legislative and regulatory strategies in various policy areas and has been involved in politics for his entire career. Brian has established and maintained strong bi-partisan relationships with members and staff on various House and Senate Committees. He is a strong leader in corporate government affairs experience to make a difference.

-Implemented targeted giving strategies including corporate PAC management.

-Collaborated with internal and external stakeholders including regulatory agencies, public relations firms, trade associations, industry experts, think tanks, contract lobbyists, and the executive branch.

-Deep understanding of the financial services industry and stakeholders.

Brian thrives in an environment where he can strategize and influence decision making by engaging in a bi-partisan dialogue with key policy makers and decision makers.