Parker Poe Consulting's Government Relations Team in South Carolina brings integrity, long-standing personal relationships, and more than 50 years' combined experience to clients. We are committed to providing exceptional service by embracing challenges, offering clear direction, and utilizing proven expertise to achieve excellent outcomes.
Parker Poe Consulting (PPC) represents diverse clients with a wide variety of needs before all branches of state government. We have the ability to develop creative strategies that address the specific needs of our clients at every level of government. Our lobbyists are in good standing with the South Carolina Ethics Commission.
We offer a broad range of services that include government relations, legislative monitoring, crisis management, and image consulting to support some of the Southeast’s most prestigious companies. We also provide valuable state-level advice to global companies, public utilities, manufacturing companies, higher education institutions, counties, and municipalities.
PPC has a solid history of developing, planning, and implementing strategies for our clients with input, direction, and approval from the client’s committee charged with making these decisions. Our team has been successful in executing legislative agendas and priorities. Our success is impacted largely by an organized grass-roots approach where all members have an investment in the process; therefore, becoming more efficient in the successes of our clients’ legislative goals.
Vast Legislative Experience and Strong Relationships
Our law firm partner, Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP, has numerous well-respected lawyers with years of experience in drafting legislation. PPC has excellent relationships with staff in Legislative Council who are responsible for finalizing all legislation prior to its introduction by either body of government.
Our relationships with members of the General Assembly are very strong on both sides of the aisle. We are especially proud of PPC’s relationship with current leadership in the House and Senate. Through many years of hard work and earning trust, we have cultivated these relationships and consistently look out for their best interests. We are proactive in preparing our clients with all pertinent information and awareness of any potential pitfalls. Members understand that when we address the Assembly, we speak truthfully in making an ask, and we believe it is good for the state of South Carolina and its citizens.
In representing clients, we consider attending legislative events part of our job. With three team members, we cover all bases. We assist in the planning, organization and implementation of many legislative events at the State House for our clients. We have very good relationships with State House staff, as well as managers of the Blatt and Gressette (state government) buildings. Without these relationships, we would not have the success rate that we enjoy. Many of the members and their staff are long-time friends and the result of many years of cultivation. Coaching, teaching and training our clients on how to be advocates, build relationships with members and become effective in getting their message across is one of the key aspects of our services. If successful, this not only assists our clients in achieving their long-term goals, but most importantly, it also raises their stature among the members of the General Assembly.