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Danny Pfeifer

Danny Pfeifer is a nationally-recognized government relations strategist and consultant.  He is the founder and managing principal of Catalyst, one of the nation’s leading multi-state lobbying firms.  
 
Catalyst has attracted a Fortune 500 and blue-chip client base by fully integrating with its clients and quickly adapting to the rapidly changing environments they face, specifically new or antiquated federal and state regulations that impact private sector innovation at the expense of consumers. Catalyst represents clients that are producing large-scale disruptions in their industries and emerging businesses facing regulatory challenges and marketplace entry barriers.
 
Since founding Catalyst over 10 years ago, Pfeifer has created a dynamic and fast-growing government relations practice, evolving quickly to his clients’ needs in the innovation economy.  Founded in Pfeifer’s home state of Missouri, Catalyst quickly became one of the largest firm in the state.

Greg Porter

Greg Porter is known across the country as one of the leading government relations’ professionals in his field. He has cultivated a vast personal network of government officials, their senior staff and the thought-leaders who shape public opinion with over a decade of experience in public service, politics and government relations at the federal, state and local levels.

As a Partner at one of the fastest growing influence management firms in the country, Porter’s achievements range from helping clients defeat unnecessary and burdensome regulations, tripling the membership of leading national trade associations and launching effective public policy programs for organizations of every size.

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Alex Eaton

Alex Eaton is a senior member of Catalyst’s government relations department where he provides strategic consultation and manages public policy portfolios for the company’s clients.  With over a decade of experience, Eaton specializes in providing trusted, high-level government relations advice to corporations and trade associations drawing on his extensive experience in government, politics and the private sector.

At Catalyst, Eaton helps spearhead government relations for companies of all sizes, from Fortune 500 to start ups, as well as several non-profits and professional associations.

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Becky Lohmann

Becky Lohmann is a government relations specialist with extensive experience helping Catalyst clients achieve their desired results.
Lohmann was named one of The Missouri Times 30 under 30, which recognizes those making a difference in the public policy arena. She can be heard dispensing her expertise on the issues as a co-host of the influential MOLeg Podcast, an arm of The Missouri Times.

At Catalyst, Lohmann has been a key player in helping emerging and disruptive industries take on the status quo.

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Michael Steelman

Michael Steelman is a government-relations specialist for Catalyst.  His experience includes working in the communications and events offices for Eric Greitens’ successful campaign for Missouri Governor in 2016. In this capacity Steelman was responsible for authoring news releases; creating social media content; organizing and coordinating events; and assisting the policy director with issue-centered research. Steelman is passionate about public policy and approaches his work with the understanding that the people who influence decisions are made by those who show up and do the hard work.

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Derek Hein

Derek Hein joined the Catalyst team in June 2017. With over a decade of experience in both lobbying and in-house state government affairs, Derek brings vast practical knowledge in the areas of multi-state lobbying, business development, strategy and client management. 

Prior to joining Catalyst, Derek was the manager of government affairs for DraftKings, one of the leading daily fantasy sports operations and one of the most disruptive industries in sports. At DraftKings, he helped build and launch the national government affairs platform for the company.  

 


Jeni Delacruz - Administrative Support

Jeni Delacruz is administrative assistant for Catalyst playing a vital role in supporting clients and team members.  She manages administrative initiatives including scheduling and accounting while also personally assisting members of the government relations’ team on behalf of Catalyst clients.

Before joining the Catalyst team, Delacruz served in numerous customer service roles where she was known for her attention to detail and problem-solving skill

Delacruz is deeply engaged in activities with her children’s schools and helping with events, fundraisers and projects.  In her spare time, Delacruz stays active in her community donating her energy to causes like the Salvation Army Adopt-A-Family for Christmas campaign.  

A native of Kansas City, Kansas, Delacruz holds a bachelor’s degree in health care administration from Ashford University.

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David Willis

David Willis is a government relations specialist with more than a decade of experience working in some of the highest leadership offices in Missouri government.  David’s understanding of the legislative process and trusted counsel is so highly valued he worked for four Speakers of the Missouri House including service as Chief of Staff for Speaker Steven Tilley and Speaker Todd Richardson.  This is an unprecedented tenure of service for a leadership staff member in the Missouri House of Representatives.

Serving as chief of staff to the House Budget Chairman, David has a keen understanding of the nuances and details of the Missouri budget having worked to craft budget policy in a wide variety of areas in state government.