George Stafford helps clients advance their legislative and business agendas by drawing upon his more than 25 years navigating the unique ins and outs of state and federal governments. His experience and strong relationships allow him to work seamlessly within all branches of government on behalf of his clients. Through his company, Stafford Consulting, George has worked for some of the most notable regional and national brands in diverse industries including healthcare, telecommunications finance and gaming/entertainment. As principal of Stafford Consulting, he ensures his client’s voices are heard and issues are conveyed to the right legislators and public policy makers.
The Stafford Consulting client roster includes some of the most well-known brands in the Midwest and the nation – including AT&T, Eli Lilly, Boyd Gaming and Cerner Corporation. He has broad knowledge of multiple segments, from energy to healthcare to engineering/design. George provides clients with turnkey consulting services in areas like advocacy on legislative agendas, regulatory agency interactions and government RFP facilitation and processing.
George’s work as a lobbyist draws on 14+ years’ political experience and consensus building (1996-2010) derived from his service as a senior congressional staff member – where he served as a key political advisor and conduit for business and civic organizations, chambers of commerce, and municipalities from across Kansas. He was also responsible for building strong coalitions of public and private groups on key industry issues.
The seeds of George’s political and legislative journey that led him to Kansas are rooted in Washington, D.C., where he had a stint as a post-graduate intern for Amnesty International, followed by a legislative cycle with the Republican National Senate Committee (RNSC), wherein he honed his skills as an adept fundraiser. In 1996, coming off Phil Gramm’s presidential campaign, he joined the staff of then-Congressman Sam Brownback as a legislative assistant.