About Us

Founded in 1996, our portfolio approach to supporting client requirements has grown to include: CEO, C-Suite and Board Advisory Services; Government Affairs Advocacy and Campaign Strategies; Profile Development with Policymakers; and, a full-service Communications Platform. The firm takes pride in its long-term energy, environment and related tax expertise.


Our service areas include political risk and profile management with a focus on advocacy and lobbying campaigns. We also offer strategic communications, through opinion research, digital platforms, media relations and grassroots operations. In addition, we provide CEO, C-Suite and Board advisory services program and business development support. Last but not least, we oversee profile development and management for companies seeking a new Washington presence.


Our strengths are managing advocacy campaigns in which business development and marketing strategies are enhanced—or threatened—by political or public policy drivers. We pride ourselves on being a “knowledge-based” firm that places a heavy emphasis on content, initiative, hustle, clear communications, and follow-through.

Briefly stated, our added value stems from three fundamentals:

  • A dominant expertise in the politics of energy and the environment.
  • A credo that who you know is the keyhole. What you know is the key.
  • A powerful commitment to service and an incomparable work ethic.

Best People: Best Practices

Lighthouse has expanded its reach by growing alliance relationships with top-tier colleagues in Washington. We call this a Best People: Best Practices approach to meeting client needs.

In 2011 we launched our alliance with communications power house Purple Strategies. In 2012 we began a collaboration with prominent energy and environment expert Richard Goodstein. More recently we added the boutique tax firm Urban, Swirski & Associates (USA) to our family of alliance firms.

This constellation of seasoned professionals allows us to provide clients with a seamless approach for managing both brand and advocacy objectives in today’s 24/7/365 political climate.

See Alliances Section

“What makes Lighthouse different is the firm’s commitment to fresh ideas on policy development, political strategy and stakeholder engagement. It’s easy to find people who can “get meetings,” but far more difficult to find a firm that takes the initiative on innovative approaches to ensuring successful outcomes in Washington.”

– Global Public Affairs Executive