In 2006, Mr. Kennedy founded Capitol Affairs, Inc., a Michigan-based, multi- client government relations consulting firm, after spending nearly five years as the senior lobbyist and practice group leader with a Lansing consulting firm. Mr. Kennedy has successfully represented a diverse list of clients ranging from small family businesses to blue chip Fortune 50 multinational conglomerates.
Prior to his position as a multi-client lobbyist, Mr. Kennedy served as the state and federal legislative coordinator for the Oakland County (MI) Sheriff’s Department, one of the nation’s largest full-service departments.
Before becoming a professional consultant, Mr. Kennedy spent much of the 1990s working in the Michigan State Senate, including key positions as a legislative aide and as the special assistant to the assistant majority leader and later the majority floor leader. Mr. Kennedy’s legislative background includes distinguished service on the staffs of the chairmen of the Senate Banking and Financial Services Committee, Senate Casino Gaming Oversight Committee and the Senate Education Committee.
In 2013, following a survey of their readers, a leading state public policy publication ranked Mr. Kennedy as the sixth most effective Michigan lobbyist.
Mr. Kennedy has a wealth of political campaign and legislative experience and leverages his strong Lansing presence for the benefit of his firm’s government relations clients.
WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Bachelor of Science, Political Science/Public Law 1989
Activities & Affiliations
WMU Alumni Association Board of Directors
Madison R. Hubbard
Ms. Hubbard joined Capitol Affairs as a legislative aide in September of 2016. Madison is in her senior year at the James Madison College at Michigan State University. She expects to graduate in May of 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Social Relations and Policy, along with a minor in Women and Gender Studies.
Before joining Capitol Affairs team, Madison spent much of the 2016 summer in Brussels, Belgium studying the European Union and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Madison spent the summer of 2017 in Washington, D.C. working as an analyst with the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.
While studying at MSU, Ms. Hubbard is an active member of the James Madison College, International Relations Organization, and the Women’s Council on campus. Outside of MSU, Madison is an active member of the Mid-American Global Education Council, which puts on Model United Nation conferences for high school students three times a year.
Madison is from Livonia, Michigan. Upon graduation from Michigan State University, Madison hopes to return to Washington, D.C., before she continues her education by pursuing a law degree.
MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY
Expected date of graduation:
May 2018, BA International Relations & Social Relations & Policy along with a minor in Women & Gender Studies
Activities & Affiliations
James Madison College
International Relations Organization
MSU Women's Council
Mid-American Global Education Council