Washington, D.C. (September 4, 2015) – Michael Best Strategies LLC (Strategies) is pleased to announce Kevin O. Swanson has joined the organization’s Washington, D.C., office as an Associate. Swanson assists clients in identifying strategic opportunities to grow their business. His work involves a full range of services related to public policy strategy with a focus on government relations, lobbying, strategic planning, and public relations. Working in concert with his colleagues in the Washington, D.C., and other Strategies’ offices around the country, he implements and executes public policy strategies with regulatory agencies, the Administration and on Capitol Hill. Swanson specializes in developing key policy insights for his clients to drive bipartisan legislative and strategic communications campaigns focused on creating market opportunities, building brands and thought leadership in D.C.
Prior to Strategies, Swanson worked with leading government relations and political consulting firms in Washington, D.C., and California. In these roles, he worked with policy makers and stakeholders at all levels of government, representing clients in diverse industries from Silicon Valley to the Beltway. He served as communications and field staff for the City Attorney Dennis Herrera’s campaign for Mayor in San Francisco, California, and was a legislative intern in the offices of Representative Edward J. Markey and Senator John F. Kerry in Washington, D.C.
Swanson received his B.A. in Politics from Oberlin College in 2013.