The Welch Group, Public Affairs (TWG) is excited to announce the addition of Jim Steineke to our leadership team. Steineke brings unparalleled policy experience from his twelve years in the legislature and 8 years in leadership as the Assembly Majority Leader.

“I am incredibly proud to be joining The Welch Group,” said Steineke. “When I ran for office, I did so because I wanted to help people and make Wisconsin a better place to live. TWG is an effective advocate for their clients, and will give me the opportunity to continue that work. I am excited to work with Bob, Peter, the rest of the team to serve our clients and expand the firm’s impact.”

Steineke will join TWG as a Partner and Vice President of Advocacy, advancing the bi-partisan issues of dozens of clients from a wide range of industries including: agriculture, manufacturing, economic development, healthcare, and energy.

“Jim’s character, experience, and network will add tremendous value to our firm,” said TWG President and Principle Partner Bob Welch. “This hire represents a new chapter for TWG, and we’re excited to build on the last 18 years of high-quality services for our clients.”

The Welch Group is a full-scope public affairs, strategic planning, and association management firm, founded by Bob and Jeanne Welch in 2004 after Bob retired from 20 years as a driving force in the state legislature. TWG has since grown to a team of 9, representing clients at the local, state, national, and international level with expertise in all aspects of issue advocacy and government relations. The leadership team at TWG also includes: Jeanne Welch, Principle Partner and VP of Finance; Peter Welch, Managing Partner and EVP; and Laura Kocum, VP of Association Management.

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