Venn Strategies, LLC

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Venn Strategies, LLC, founded in 2001 by Stephanie Silverman, is a political consulting, public affairs and lobbying firm which "empowers its clients to anticipate, respond to and successfully originate policy, legislative and regulatory initiatives in the areas of tax policy, health care policy, trade policy and international investment, and economic policy." [1]

"The expertise of Venn’s professional staff extends to Congress, the White House and Executive Branch, independent agencies, governors’ offices, NGOs, think tanks and trade associations." [2]

About the Principals

  • In November 2003, Tax Analysts, publisher of Tax Notes, announced its "picks for the 'Top 10' tax lobbyists in Washington." Venn Strategies' Anne I. Urban and Sandra Swirski were ranked numbers 7 and 8 respectively. [3]
  • Noelle M. Hawley is a member of the 2005 board of directors and serves on the membership committee of The Tax Coalition, "founded in 1983 to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas among professionals in federal tax policymaking and to encourage the professional development of women in federal tax policy." [4]
  • Stephanie E. Silverman is President and Executive Director of the S Corporation Association, which her firm, Venn Strategies represents as a client. [5]
  • Sarah L. Walter, former Legislative director to Senator John Breaux (D-La.), "one of the two Democrats involved in negotiations over the Medicare," left her job 28 days after the 2004 Medicare bill was signed and took up her new job with Venn Strategies, according to "Medicare's Revolving Door" in the May 2004 issue of Mother Jones. [6]
  • Ann I. Urban, who was Legislative Director for Senator Bob Kerrey and as Legislative Assistant for Senator Joseph I. Lieberman, is a member of the board of directors of Means for Dreams, which "connects teachers who lack funds necessary to provide materials for their students with individual donors who would like to support education in a personal way." [7]



Contact details

1101 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Suite 550
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202 466-8700
Fax: 202 466-9666

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