Eric Martins
Managing Director
Eric Martins is responsible for the day-to-day management of DMGS. With an ability to navigate both sides of the political aisle, Eric has extensive lobbying experience representing companies before state government. As a longtime board member of the South Jersey Port Corporation, Eric has participated in numerous overseas trade missions. Eric received his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.
Ted Christian

Ted represents clients in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and D.C., specializing in political and grassroots consulting.  Formerly, Ted served as Executive Director at the NJGOP and as a political appointee at the U.S. General Services Administration, the federal government’s procurement and acquisition agency. Ted has also served as the State Director for numerous Republican presidential campaigns in Pennsylvania.

Patty Mackavage
Executive Director

A former legislative aide to the last three Pennsylvania governors, Patty is Executive Director of the DMGS Harrisburg office of DMGS. Patty manages the day-to-day operations of the Harrisburg office and represents clients’ issues before the legislature and local governments throughout PA. Before DMGS, Patty served as deputy secretary for legislative affairs for Governor’s Rendell and Schweiker.

Dominic Magnolo
Executive Director

Based in Trenton, New Jersey, Dominic has an extensive background in politics & government affairs. With over 28 years of experience, Dominic served in the NJ Departments of Treasury, Corrections, and Human Services. Dominic worked for Xerox State Healthcare as VP for Government Healthcare Solutions for NJ, PA, CT, DE, and RI and was the longest-serving Chair of a NJ County Board of Elections.

Katie DeLand
As Director of the DMGS Columbus, Ohio office, Katie brings both state and federal experience to the team. Katie worked in both the United States House of Representatives and the Ohio House of Representatives. Katie was a Legislative Aide to Ohio Representative Keith Faber and a Legislative Intern/Page to United States Congressman John Boehner. Katie received a B.A. from The Ohio State University.
Martin Milita
Senior Director

Marty specializes in legislative lobbying, regulatory lobbying, business development, and public procurement. Prior to DMGS, he served as Managing Partner of Holman Public Affairs, which he co-founded in 2001. As CEO, Marty spearheaded the turnaround of Fiore Group Companies. Marty has also held positions as NJ's Medicaid Inspector General, Deputy Attorney General and general counsel at Sills Cummis & Riker Danzig.

Mike Pehur
Development Finance Director
From project evaluation through implementation, Mike provides development service and government affairs strategies for clients and works to identify grants, loans, tax incentives and other public financing programs available for complex development projects. Mike was Project Finance Coordinator at Allegheny County Economic Development and has managed over $55 million of Federal and State contracts.
Ron Boston
Senior Government Affairs Manager

Based in the DMGS Harrisburg office, Ron assists clients in navigating the state government. Before DMGS, Ron served as Legislative Director for the PA Department of Community and Economic Development. Ron was also a key staffer in the General Assembly, which included serving for Rep. Mundy as Executive Director of the Northeast Delegation.

Jayson Schimmenti
D.C. Executive Director
Jayson represents clients’ interests before Congress, the Administration, and various federal agencies. Jayson brings with him six years of experience on Capitol Hill, having most recently served as Legislative Director for Rep. John Moolenaar (MI-04). Previously, he served in various roles for Rep. Tom MacArthur (NJ-03), including Legislative Director. During his tenure on the hill, Jayson managed a diverse legislative portfolio including appropriations, healthcare, education, labor, taxation, financial services, and trade.
John Zang
Senior Policy Analyst

John Zang works extensively with clients across all offices and sectors to develop and implement government affairs strategies.  He is focused on identifying, crafting, executing, & advocating policy positions in the support and promotion of clients’ comprehensive legislative agendas.  He also provides clients legislative and regulatory development monitoring services.

Kevin Busher
Government Affairs Manager
Kevin utilizes his experience in legislative and grassroots lobbying to serve clients in the Pennsylvania State Capitol. As Director of Government Affairs, Kevin was instrumental in building and growing legislative and grassroots strategies for a state-wide membership healthcare provider organization. Kevin serves on the Lower Dauphin School Board of Directors and is a graduate of Elizabethtown College.
Ryan Stevens
Director of Public Affairs & Business Development

Ryan brings a diverse background in government and politics to DMGS. He is currently based in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, where he focuses on government affairs, marketing, and grassroots consulting strategies. Before joining the Duane Morris team, Ryan served as the District Director for State Representative Sheryl Delozier in Cumberland County for three years.

Sharon Seyler
Government Affairs Deputy Director
Sharon has more than 20 years of government-related experience. Sharon served 16 years as a legislative advocate for New Jersey School Boards Association and worked 10 years as public information officer under the Cape May County Board of Chosen Freeholders. Sharon has expertise in the legislative process and has strong relationships with state and federal legislators.
Stephen Schachman
Director Emeritus

Stephen is the former President and CEO of Philadelphia Gas Works. He chaired the Pennsylvania Gas Association and was a director of the American Gas Association. Stephen was COO at Bell Atlantic Mobile Systems and later became Executive VP at Penn Fuel Gas, a regional gas distribution utility. Stephen graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School and has a law degree from Georgetown University.

Tom Ellis
PA Managing Director

Tom was a partner in Ballard Spahr's Public Finance Group. Tom was unanimously elected chairman of the Board of Commissioners in Montgomery County in 2006. In 2008, he was the Republican candidate for state treasurer in Pennsylvania. Tom served on the Cheltenham Twp. Board of Commissioners, the Board of Directors of Independence Blue Cross, and SEPTA. He has a JD from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

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