Media Release: Aronnax Public Strategies Adds 11 State Government Affairs Teams to “FedState Network”

Aronnax Public Strategies, a strategic partner of RDL & Associates, has officially launched their “FedState Network”.  Below is the media release announcing the State Government Affairs teams that comprise the Network, which includes RDL & Associates.

Please contact Dave Ladd, President of RDL & Associates at with questions or if you are interested in exploring how this unique governmental affairs model might benefit your company or organization.


Aronnax Public Strategies Adds 11 State Government Affairs Teams to “FedState Network”
Clients receive a unique combination of federal and state-based advocacy for policy and financial goals

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Sept. 26, 2012 – Aronnax Public Strategies LLC (APS) today launched the FedState Network, a unique governmental affairs model that provides clients with a combination of federal advocacy from APS and state-based advocacy from some of the most influential and respected state-based government affairs firms in the country.

“The teams created through the FedState Network represent the future of a seamless government relations strategy,” said Andy Garfinkel, principal at APS.

To date, APS has signed on 11 state partners to the FedState Network, which provides collaboration between federal and state government affairs teams. The FedState Network approach creates additional opportunities and efficiencies, providing clients with a true team approach that integrates various business and policy goals when it comes to their government relations needs. The FedState Network will continue to focus on both politics and policy, representing interests in agriculture, energy and environment, transportation, economic development, homeland security, tax policy and long-term financing, among others.

“As federal representatives, the APS team has long recognized the importance of state-based advocacy as part of a client’s overall government affairs strategy,” said Fred Starzyk, principal at APS. “State lobbying and federal lobbying are not mutually exclusive.”

APS clients who take advantage of the FedState Network receive unique insight into the political, legislative, and regulatory landscapes in key states and regions. APS will also provide clients with ongoing alerts of state solicitations, federal grants, and procurement opportunities.

The enhanced federal and state collaboration of the FedState Network will allow APS to easily identify and engage in often overlooked opportunities, as well as join with state partners to coordinate projects and responses to joint proposals. State clients will also benefit from the ability to use Capitol Hill and APS resources for lobby days and meetings on Capitol Hill.

“We recently worked with APS to meet with several New Mexico Pueblos to discuss the joint government affairs strategy that the FedState Network offers,” said Drew Setter, principal at The Setter Group in Albuquerque, N.M.  “Since then, we’ve secured a new client and expect two others to finalize contracts. The idea of a seamless government affairs team – both federal and state – working on behalf of their interests was the major reason these clients decided to sign with us.”

Currently, the FedState Network includes government affairs teams in Georgia, Idaho, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Mexico, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin. For more information please visit

About Aronnax Public Strategies LLC

Launched in 2012, Aronnax Public Strategies LLC (APS) is more than just a lobbying firm in the heart of our nation’s capital. APS offers a wide range of services including federal lobbying, strategic advocacy planning, grassroots organizing, public relations, policy research services, legislative tracking, grant writing and procurement, association management and federal contracting services. Through decades of experience, APS professionals create private and public partnerships for clients, organize advocacy campaigns and promote legislative and regulatory objectives. APS leaders have extensive experience in the federal authorization, appropriations, tax writing, grant writing and procurement processes for nationally significant objectives. For more information, visit


Media Contact:
Nina Velasquez
North 6th Agency


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