Plenary Session - National and State Political Landscape
John Colbert, Co-Founder, Capitol Hill Partners
John has an extensive background serving in the Executive branch, as well as working with Congress. He was a senior official in the Clinton Administration as Chief of Staff of the Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration, overseeing an $11 billion budget, while helping direct the nation’s major job training and youth development programs.
Prior to that, John was a legislative liaison with Congress for the Executive Branch on a number of major reauthorization bills and their implementation, including the Workforce Investment Act, Older Americans Act and Welfare to Work Act. At Capitol Hill Partners, John specializes in representing national workforce, education and social service programs, as well as individual nonprofits, before Congress, and the Executive branch. His assistance on behalf of clients includes direct lobbying, regulatory initiatives, political intelligence, coalition advocacy, as well as communications and grassroots strategy.