Danner Bethel provides over 25 years of public affairs experience involving work at the federal, state and local levels. Before transitioning to his current role, Danner was the U.S. Chief Operating Officer for H+K Strategies, a global public relations firm, where he helped manage a $120M P&L with 350 employees. His client work included leading public affairs campaigns at state and local levels on behalf of AT&T, ConocoPhillips, UPS, and the Gates Foundation. Prior to this, Danner was a managing director at Public Strategies, where his work included providing strategic communications and legislative expertise for the top electric utility association in TX.
Adam Goldman offers more than 25 years of experience in the development and implementation of legislative, communications, political and reputation enhancement and management strategies.
Prior to Ironclad Partners, he was president and founder of Windmill Consulting and lobbied for clients such as Google, Uber, DJI Technology, Wal-Mart and Darden Restaurants. Before Windmill, he was a principal of Capitol Partners Consulting, where he worked for Google, Uber, Tesla, Wal-Mart, Darden Restaurants and Murphy Oil Corporation.
Caroline Joiner has more than two decades of experience in government affairs, political consulting, grassroots organizing and strategic communications. She is a seasoned advocacy veteran with deep experience in technology policy.
From 2014 to 2018, Caroline served as Executive Director for TechNet, the national, bi-partisan association of technology companies. In this role, she oversaw TechNet’s state advocacy and political activities in Texas and the southeast, and managed issue advocacy, government affairs, events, policy analysis, media affairs, political fundraising, membership relations and coalition building. She raised the organization’s profile by securing significant legislative victories on education and workforce, privacy, cybersecurity and procurement.
Lauren Willis has over 20 years of public policy, campaign and communications experience.
Before joining Ironclad, Lauren served as the Director of Communications and Information Services for current Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts Glenn Hegar. In this role, she directed all communications and marketing initiatives for the agency and led a staff of over 50 employees. She was initially recruited by former Texas Comptroller Susan Combs to serve as her Director of Communications. She was the spokesperson for local and national media and was able to elevate the Comptroller’s profile to a national stage, securing op-ed placements in the Wall Street Journal and television coverage on major network programs.
Josh Brandt is an associate at Ironclad Partners. Before joining Ironclad, Josh served as the State Policy Coordinator for TechNet, a tech industry trade association. At TechNet he supported and coordinated a 50-state policy advocacy program promoting the legislative priorities of the globe’s most dynamic and iconic companies.
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