Partner

  • Kelley Williams

    Kelley Williams

    Kelley Williams is a Partner at FTP. She handles a diverse portfolio of issues, but her specialty is within the financial services, insurance, and banking spheres. She also lobbies on transportation, telecom, fintech, and energy issues for the firm’s clients. In her 15 years as a senior government relations professional, she has successfully demonstrated an…

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  • Derrick White

    Derrick White

    Derrick White, a Partner at FTP, joined the firm in October 2015. Mr. White came to FTP from the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO), where he was a member of the Federal Government Relations team from 2012 to 2015. At BIO, Mr. White led the organization’s engagement with Republican Senators, their staffs, and Committee staffs. Mr.…

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  • Ryan Welch

    Ryan Welch

    Ryan Welch is a Partner at FTP and was with the firm’s predecessor, Cauthen, Forbes & Williams. He currently splits his time between the firm’s Washington, DC and Montgomery, Alabama offices. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Welch served on the staff of United States Senator Richard Shelby (R-AL), current Vice Chairman of the Senate…

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  • Doug Usher

    Doug Usher

    Doug Usher is a Partner at FTP. Doug has spent the last two decades building insights that have helped change the strategic trajectory of major corporations, industry associations, and political campaigns. Combining deep expertise in opinion research, data analysis, and analytics with years of experience navigating the intersection between business goals and the political, policy,…

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  • Barrett Thornhill

    Barrett Thornhill

    Barrett is a Partner at FTP and specializes in building public policy campaigns for life sciences corporations launching new products or service lines. Drawing on 20 years of experience in health policy and market access, he advocates on legislative issues before the U.S. Congress, regulatory matters the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Food and…

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  • Frank Steinberg

    Frank Steinberg

    Frank Steinberg is a Partner of Government Relations at FTP. He handles a diverse portfolio of issues, including financial services, appropriations, education, telecom, tech, and defense. Frank has relationships with Members and staff across the House Republican Conference – ranging from the moderate Tuesday Group to the conservative Freedom Caucus, as well as with key…

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  • Nick Schaper

    Nick Schaper

    Nick Schaper is a Partner on the Digital team in the Public Affairs Department.   Prior to joining FTP, Nick was a Managing Partner at Engage and draws on his extensive experience in government and corporate public affairs to deliver innovative solutions to challenges facing top advocacy organizations, Fortune 500 companies, and elected officials.  For more…

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  • Edward Reno III

    Edward Reno III

    Edward C. Reno III is a Partner at FTP. Ed has spent his career working in government and for corporations to develop policy and strategies related to global and U.S. federal and state law/regulations. He worked for clients in the pharmaceutical, biotech and gene therapy sectors as well as companies focused on diagnostics. This work…

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  • Erik Rapprich

    Erik Rapprich

    Erik is a Partner on the Digital team in the Public Affairs Department.   Prior to joining FTP, Erik was a Managing Partner at Engage responsible for overseeing the company’s strategy, finance, operations, and process development. Additionally, Erik was the Web Director at the Republican Governors Association after running his own firm, Ethos Digital, for six…

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