At C2 GROUP we pride ourselves on having strong relationships with the White House and Administration as a whole. We believe we have a unique appreciation for the perspective of the Administration in the federal government because we have partners who have served in the Executive Branch.
Three partners at C2 GROUP have extensive Executive Branch experience. John Cline was a Special Assistant to the President for Intergovernmental Relations in the first Bush Administration and served as Director of Congressional Affairs at the Department of Transportation. Nelson Litterst served in the Office of Legislative Affairs under President George W. Bush as Special Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs. Becky Halkias joined the firm following her service in the White House as Deputy Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs at Homeland Security.
Additionally, many of the partners have great working relationships with a broad cross-section of agencies. Tom Crawford, for example, has worked closely with the Department of Treasury on a wide range of issues, including working with the Office of Tax Policy concerning the impacts of the Department’s “cash balance” regulations for pensions. John Cline has worked closely with the Department of Transportation (DOT) on a wide variety of matters. As a former DOT official John understands the process involved at the Department and is often sought out for advice on maneuvering through the bureaucracy within various agencies within the Department. Nelson Litterst has been working closely with the Department of Agriculture and the Forest Service on budgetary issues regarding forest fires.
The Administration plays a critical role in policy development, and it is important to have not only access but an understanding of the process. C2 GROUP has extensive access to individuals in the Administration, and unlike many other firms, the people who know the process in the White House and Administration.