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Geoff Ziebart, Partner

Geoff Ziebart is a public and government affairs strategist with more than three decades of success on behalf of dozens of clients in the Nation's Capital.

Ziebart founded Ziebart Consulting, LLC in August 2005 after serving as a senior executive in the government affairs division of a large public affairs firm. During his nearly three years at that firm, he represented a total of 27 clients with issues before nearly every major committee in Congress and at several Executive Branch agencies. Ziebart also designed and implemented management initiatives to expand the firm's lobbying division, identified candidates for senior lobbying positions and was responsible for the day-to-day oversight of as many as 16 staff and outside consultants. During his tenure, division revenues surged nearly 300 percent. While at the firm Ziebart represented a variety of companies including: Bose Corporation, Gilead Sciences, Goldman Sachs, Intel, Mortgage Insurance Companies of America, National Semiconductor, Qualcomm, Translational Genomics Institute, and the United Airlines pilots association. He also represented municipalities, public universities, and hospitals in the federal appropriations process.

From 1995 until late 2002, Ziebart was a partner and co-founder of a privately-held government affairs consulting firm. In this role, he represented public and private sector clients in the congressional appropriations process and provided strategic management services for public policy conferences, including the National Summit on Electricity and Natural Gas, the 1998 NFIB Congressional Small Business Summit, and the Western States Republican Leadership Conference. He also served as a principal consultant to the Embassy of Denmark during the successful re-launch of the American-Danish Business Council.

From 1997 through mid-2019, Ziebart served, in a consultant capacity, as the Executive Director of the National Association of Business Political Action Committees (NABPAC), a non-profit trade association representing more than 250 business community PACs that raised in excess of $250 million during the 2018 election cycle. In this capacity, he reported to a 20-person Board of Directors and seven-person Executive Committee, managed five outside consultants, directed the day-to-day activities of the association and lobbied Congress on campaign finance issues. During his tenure with the association, membership has reached record levels, association revenues have tripled, and "rainy day" savings rose more than ten-fold.

Between 1987 and 1996, Ziebart owned a fundraising consulting company that represented 31 Republican candidates for Congress, largely from the Rocky Mountain West, Southwest and Pacific Northwest.

Ziebart received a B.A. in International Studies from the University of Wyoming and an M.A. in International Affairs from The George Washington University.

Lori E.L. Ziebart, Partner

Lori Ziebart is a seasoned public policy strategist with nearly three decades of experience in government and public relations, crisis communications, finance and project management. In 2019, she was named President and Chief Executive Officer of the Energy Infrastructure Council (EIC), a non-profit trade association dedicated to advancing the interests of companies that develop and operate energy infrastructure. Prior to this, Ziebart served for more than two years as Executive Director of EIC's predecessor organization - the Master Limited Partnership Association (MLPA), a national trade association representing the interests of publicly trade partnerships. In her leadership role at both organizations, Ziebart directs association operations, manages both a 18-member Board and Executive Committee, oversees an 850-person annual investor conference, directs state and federal lobbying activities, and leads outreach activities with policymakers and the investment community to communicate the important roles that master limited partnerships ("MLPs") and energy infrastructure companies play in the U.S. and global economies.

Prior to joining Ziebart Consulting, LLC as a partner in November of 2009, Ziebart worked for Goldman, Sachs & Co. in the firm's Washington, D.C. and New York City offices. During her five-year tenure at Goldman, she held a variety of positions, including: Chief of Staff to the President and Co-COO; Vice President in the Government Relations Group; and Vice President in the Alternative Energy Investing Group. In 2006, she was instrumental in working with a senior Goldman Sachs executive in developing and executing plans that created the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) through a merger of two other major industry associations.

Before joining Goldman Sachs, Ziebart founded Keystone Market Strategies, LLC, where she specialized in crisis management, federal and state government advocacy and project development with a focus on energy, tax and telecommunications. Her clients included a multinational telecommunications company, national public affairs firm, and natural gas pipeline company.

Prior to starting her own firm, Ziebart had six-year tenure with El Paso Corporation. As Vice President of Government Affairs, Ziebart managed 16 employees; a million dollar political action committee; and a $5 million budget. She was responsible for formulating all legislative, regulatory and communications strategies and tactics to advance company priorities in the areas of energy, taxes, environment, regulatory oversight and business unit project development.

Prior to El Paso, Ziebart served as tax counsel on the U.S. Senate Finance Committee and as a tax associate at the law firm of Vinson & Elkins, L.L.P. She also worked as a tax assistant in the National Tax Office of KPMG Peat Marwick in the Practice, Procedure and Controversy group, and as a legislative assistant to then-Congressman Craig Thomas (WY).

Ziebart is a member of the New Hampshire bar and District of Columbia bar, a Board Member of Tax Coalition, and serves on the Alerian Advisory Board.