Duane Morris Government Strategies

A Full-Service Lobbying Firm, with a National Network of Professionals, Navigating Clients through the Legislative Process, in Every State Capital

Team

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
Director
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. In addition, Ted served as the Trump Campaign Pennsylvania State Director and on the Trump Presidential transition team.
Ann Liebschutz
DC Director
As Director of U.S. Federal Government Affairs, Ann represents clients before all branches of government with a focus on U.S. and International R&D policy and programs. Ann also manages the US Israel Science & Technology Foundation. She served as a Legislative Assistant and Counsel to Senator Jim Bunning. Ann has a BA in Physics from Lake Forest College and a JD from John Marshall Law School.
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. Prior to DMGS, Patty served as deputy secretary for legislative affairs for Governor’s Rendell and Schweiker.
Dominic Magnolo
Trenton & Tallahassee 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 Chairman of a NJ County Board of Elections.
Katie DeLand
Columbus Director
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 and 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
Harrisburg Senior Manager
Based in the DMGS Harrisburg office, Ron assists clients in navigating the state government. Prior to 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, working in various roles which included serving for Rep. Mundy as Executive Director of the Northeast Delegation. Ron received a MPA from Penn State University.
Stacy Gromlich
Harrisburg Manager
Based in Harrisburg, Stacy assists clients inavigating state government. Her experience in government relations and working for the PA House of Representatives helped her build a thorough understanding of state government including an intimate knowledge of the legislative and grants process. Stacy is a Committeewoman for Lemoyne and recipient of the PA Veterinary Medical Association President’s Award for advocacy.
John Zang
Senior Policy Analyst
John works with clients across all offices and sectors to develop and implement government affairs strategies. His primary focus is on research and policy projects at the federal level, as well as in Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York, and New Jersey. John also plays a crucial role on the Grant Strategies team, providing grant monitoring, development, and writing services for local, state, federal, and private grant projects.
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Kevin Busher
Harrisburg 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.
Anthony Pontarelli
Government Affairs Manager

As a Government Affairs Manager, Anthony applies his experience in political campaigns, communications, and grassroots organizing to support DMGS and a wide range of clients. His primary focus is in the Philadelphia region and New Jersey, assisting clients with business development, grassroots organization, and issue advocacy.

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.
Ken Davis
Senior Director
Early in his career, Ken was Chief of Staff to Senator Hugh Scott (R-PA) in Washington, DC. Subsequently, he was named Director of Government Relations for Rohm and Haas Company, the Philadelphia-based chemical manufacturer. Ken served on the Gov. Ridge Transition Team and held positions on other sub-cabinet boards and commissions. He also served Mayor Rendell’s Private Sector Task Force on Management and Productivity.