Superior native principal Washington D.C. political firmJulianna Smoot and Paul Tewes, two of Barack Obama’s senior campaign architects, have launched the Smoot Tewes Group (STG), a fully integrated political and public affairs consulting firm.
Julianna Smoot and Paul Tewes, two of Barack Obama’s senior campaign architects, have launched the Smoot Tewes Group (STG), a fully integrated political and public affairs consulting firm.
The team of experienced professionals has waged and won dozens of high-profile, high-stakes campaigns for candidates, companies, coalitions and causes to bring lessons learned and results to clients’ challenges.
Dan Kanninen, a Superior native and former chief of staff to Wisconsin Sen. Bob Jauch, is a principal at STG. He most recently served as a senior manager and advisor on the president’s re-election campaign, and prior to that worked in the Obama Administration as the White House liaison to the Environmental Protection Agency.
In Wisconsin, Kanninen served in the state Capitol as former Gov. Jim Doyle’s legislative director.
STG brings together a unique team of ten seasoned political and public policy professionals who have operated at the top levels of politics and government. The firm takes a 360 approach to building campaigns for our clients. From development and fundraising to strategy to day-to-tactics and implementation, we put together complete programs designed to do one thing: Win.
The firm has been up and running since June but is making its official launch in late October. The client portfolio ranges from health care issues to energy and environmental campaigns, as well as fundraising and strategic counsel for a number of charitable and political causes.