Your Voice For Intelligent, Informed Advocacy

Successful government relations starts with the right advocates. Your representatives must understand your issues and navigate both the complexities of government and the political landscape.

HWZ features lobbyists with a wide range of experience and exceptional relationships with policymakers on both sides of the aisle. Our team consists of four seasoned lobbyists with a combined 50 years of experience and we represent groups such as Fortune 500 companies, trade associations, labor unions, state and national non-profits, and health care interests.

We approach all of our work on behalf of clients as a collaborative effort. We take pride in strong communication and providing the right tools for the job. Our relationships in the Legislature and the Administration, our strategic political planning experience, our ability to build coalitions and work with other groups of common or even adverse interests, make us an excellent choice to represent any organization on any governmental matter.

Our Team

Greg Hubbard

Partner

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Greg Hubbard

AJ Wilson

Partner

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AJ Wilson

Ramie Zelenkova

Partner

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Ramie Zelenkova

William Neville

Associate

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William Neville

Michelle Merdler

Director of Operations and Client Services

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Michelle Merdler

Services

HWZ offers a range of professional services for its clients:

 Our firm works for the passage, amendment, defeat, and veto of legislation, as well as the creation and modification of administrative rules.   We work with clients from the ground up on crafting legislation and the strategy for its successful enactment.   On legislation of interest to a client, we work to amend legislation to reflect our clients’ goals or concerns, and if necessary we work to defeat the legislation or even advocate for the governor’s veto.
HWZ monitors legislative activity including preparation and submission of the biennial budget; bill cosponsor circulation; bill introduction; committee activity and legislative floor activity.   Our constant presence in the Capitol keeps us in tune to legislation in the development stage and our relationships help ensure that we are alerted when legislation directly impacting a client is contemplated or introduced.
HWZ lobbyists have excellent relationships with policymakers on both sides of the aisle.   We utilize those relationships to educate lawmakers and create stronger bonds for our clients.  Assisting clients with consistent outreach, both inside the capitol and in district, develops relationships and allies that translate into positive policy results.
HWZ works with state and local governments to educate officials to help create new business opportunities for clients and to secure funding in the forms of grants and appropriations through the state budget process, state agencies, and other processes.
HWZ provides in depth political analysis and monitoring to clients on elections, news and trends, as well as political advocacy strategy and planning.
HWZ advises clients on appropriate communications and messaging with policymakers, press, membership, grassroots, as well as other stakeholders.   HWZ also assists clients regularly with committee testimony, white papers, and talking points.

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Hubbard Wilson & Zelenkova, LLC. 43.076383, -89.384582 Hubbard Wilson & Zelenkova, LLC 44 E. Mifflin St.  Suite 605 Madison, WI 53703 608-255-0566
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