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Our Government Relations Consulting Team!

Growing by leaps and bounds, the Cansler Consulting Team brings decades of government relations experience and lobbying experience to bear for your organization. From former senators to Capitol Hill leaders to marketing & technology experts, we can communicate your issues to the legislators that most positively impact your needs.

  • Tim Cansler - Founder & Senior Strategist With two decades of experience working closely with congressional leaders, members on key Committees and regulatory officials, Tim held key economic and marketing positions with the Executive Branch at the Department of Agriculture and continues to successfully achieve legislative and policy initiatives vital to client interests.
Tim Cansler
  • Bill Hawks As former Undersecretary, US Department of Agriculture’s Marketing and Regulatory Services, Bill managed a $3 billion portfolio including three federal Agencies that oversee marketing, transportation and domestic and international trade. Bill is a former State Senator in the Mississippi Legislature and is known for his leadership on multiple economic development issues.
Bill Hawks
  • Jay Poole has 30 years of experience in government relations, corporate communications and strategy. Jay is not afraid to take on tough projects. He has successfully helped Fortune 100 corporations with some of the most difficult challenges in U.S. history. Jay has been nationally recognized for his stakeholder engagements and won several awards, foremost a Silver Anvil Award of Excellence from the Public Relations Society of America.
Jay Poole
  • Keith Gray - an Instructor in the USDA Graduate School’s Grants Management Certificate program for grant professionals and has a Certificate in Grants Management from the USDA Graduate School. Keith has multiple municipal clients and most recently he successfully obtained a multi-million dollar FY 2013 Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER).
Keith Gray
  • Paul Metheney - advertising, branding, new technology, Internet marketing. With nearly three decades of advertising, Internet marketing, and management experience Paul Metheney brings his expertise to assist not only Cansler Consulting, but their clients. Paul brings a diverse set of skills to our clients benefit including marketing, social media, technology, and brand strategy.
Paul Metheney