John Meredith, CAE (Ret.)
Before founding the Meredith Advocacy Group, John spent twelve years advocating on behalf of social and then business issues in our nation’s capitol, winning two national awards for his efforts. He began his public policy career at a Washington “think tank” where he specialized in education, property rights and environmental issues. An ability to communicate complex policy concerns in terms anyone can understand quickly made him a popular guest on issue driven radio and television programs and his articles began to appear in a variety of media sources. John went on to represent the interests of small and family businesses in the heating and cooling, metalworking, nursery and landscape industries.
Through his coalition work with Congress, John helped gain enactment of subcontractor payment guarantees. Later, he organized and chaired a coalition of 21 organizations advocating passage of job creation legislation. Then, as co-chairman of the even larger coalition advocating reform of employer based visa programs, John led two successful efforts to enact emergency relief legislation for businesses dependant on seasonal labor. John has also been instrumental in securing federal funding for agricultural research, the extension of daylight savings time as well as the creation and management of numerous political action committees (PACs).
Tapping into those experiences, John developed the Lobby Washington at Home program which has empowered thousands to shape public policy through developing relationships with their Members of Congress. He has also crafted two popular educational programs, Advocacy 101: Establishing Your Political Power and PAC 101: Understanding Political Action Committees.
Randall G. Pence, Esq.
Randall “Randy” Pence, a lawyer and a member of the Washington DC Bar Association, is a registered Washington lobbyist with more than 20 years’ experience lobbying Capitol Hill and the federal agencies on behalf of business clients.
Prior to his lobbying career, Pence served as senior legislative counsel for two United States Senators, as Legislative Director and principal staff operative on the floor of the U.S. Senate. Pence was responsible for highly classified material in the areas of defense, intelligence and foreign relations. He held a Top Secret security clearance issued by the Defense Intelligence Agency.
As a lobbyist, Pence excels in designing fully integrated lobbying strategies structured to use regulatory, congressional and political resources synergistically to apply maximum impact and leverage in achieving client goals. Pence has generated numerous initiatives that have become U.S. law, as well as the background documents used to interpret and execute those laws.
Gregory D. Rohrbough, J.D.
Greg Rohrbough is a certified mediator whose negotiation skills have long been an asset to conservative causes seeking influence on Capitol Hill.
Prior to joining the Meredith Advocacy Group, Greg refined his art and developed strong interpersonal relationships with congressional offices and staffers while working for the Family Research Council and the Leadership Institute. Greg later served as Director of Communications for the National Right to Work Committee.
After graduation from the law school at the College of William & Mary, Greg returned to Washington and began his tenure with the Meredith Advocacy Group.
LaDeana Phillips started her professional career in association with the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) where she was responsible for the learning accreditation of all new and transient employees. The prospect of being a part of the manned space flight program lured LaDeana to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
During her career at NASA she has expanded her skill set by strategically moving amongst the organizations, specifically: institutional, project, and engineering. With the startup of the Constellation Program (the system replacing the retired shuttle program) LaDeana joined the Ares V Rocket team; an integral part of the dual rocket program for the next generation of U.S. human spacecraft. Her work in administration, project management, team building and conference planning has earned her multiple awards for excellence.
LaDeana’s tenure at the Meredith Advocacy Group began with the opening of the Alabama office in 2012. Since joining the firm, her portfolio includes congressional scheduling and support services, conference planning and management, contract negotiation, association management and public policy research. She was also tasked with managing the firm’s intern program.
Her degree from the University of Alabama in Huntsville focuses on Political Science, Global Development, and Sustainability. In her spare time she volunteers for several non-profit charities in the North Alabama area and has assisted the International Space Development Conference during its stay in Huntsville.