Monument Policy Group

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Monument Policy Group is a lobbying firm founded by C. Stewart Verdery in 2006. Verdery is the former first Assistant Secretary of Policy at the Department of Homeland Security.[1][2][3]

The firm has offices in Washington, D.C. and Seattle.

The firm features a bipartisan group of former government officials and industry leaders including: Andrew Howell, formerly with the United States Chamber of Commerce; Rich Thomas, formerly with Ashley Hoy, a senior Congressional leadership aide; Kimberly Ellis, formerly advisor to House Ways & Means Chairman Kevin Brady; energy expert John Mulligan; Katharine Lister, formerly Deputy Chief of Staff at the; John Murray, senior advisor to House Majority Leader Eric Cantor; security expert Kate Mills; and attorney Stephanie Martz, formerly in the White House Counsel office and counsel to Sen. Chuck Schumer.

The firm's clients include the American Gaming Association, Bloom Energy, Boeing, Bright Source Energy, CA, Ciena, Clif, Drax, Eli Lilly and Company, Entertainment Software Assoc., Flexera Software, Greater Toronto Airports Authority, Group Health, International Franchise Association, JP Morgan Chase, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Moelis, MorphoTrust, NAFSA, Nerdwallet, Novartis, PhRMA, Professional Services Council, Reform Government Surveillance, Sabre, Shell, Starbucks, Univision, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, U.S. Justice Network, U.S. Olympic Committee, U.S. Travel Association, Yelp, Weyerhaeuser, and Zillow

The firm has been identified as a "new power player" by The Washington Post,[4] and has been noted by Washington Examiner for its influence on homeland security issues.[5] Monument was named one of the "top-performing" firms by Bloomberg's BGov in 2015.

The firm has maintained[when?] a partnership with Nyhus Communications.[6]

The firm had approximately $4 million in revenue in each of 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013, before growing to $4.6 million in 2014, and $5.5 million in 2015.[7]


  2. Newhauser, Daniel. "Carousel: Dual Leadership at the Brady Campaign". National Journal. Archived from the original on 2017-10-04. Retrieved 2019-04-22. CONSULTING: Chan Park heads from Senate Judiciary to Monument Group. Chan Park will join Monument Policy Group as a principal, focusing on government surveillance, antitrust, and cybersecurity...(subscription required)
  3. "LinkedIn Poaches Top Google Lobbyist". National Journal. Retrieved 2019-04-22. (subscription required)
  4. Becker, Amanda (2011-02-28). "Silicon Valley firms, whose chiefs met with Obama, rely on D.C. lobbyists". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2012-01-26.
  6. Joseph, Andrew (2012-01-19). "Monument Policy Group, Nyhus Communications Team Up - Influence Alley". Archived from the original on 2012-01-28. Retrieved 2012-01-26.
  7. "Lobbying Spending Database-Monument Policy Group, 2016 - OpenSecrets".

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