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Danielle Elkins

Danielle Elkins

Southeast Director, Government Relations

CH2M HILL

Greater Atlanta Area

As a government relations director, I help companies understand the business implications of politics and policy decisions. I know how government works, how decisions are made, and how to develop relationships to have an impact on those decisions. I’m part creative, part analytical. I see the big picture and connect the do...

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CH2M HILL

Southeast Director, Government Relations

In my current role, I serve as the Southeast Director of Government Relations for CH2M HILL, a Fortune 500 company with more than $7 billion in annual revenue and more than 25,000 employees. I am responsible for all company political activity in 10 states. In this capacity, I serve as a corporate liaison with state, county, and local governments and governmental authorities involving transportation, water and waste water, nuclear, environmental, energy, industrial, and manufacturing projects. My primary responsibilities include strategic policy and planning, government relations, business development and compliance.

Responsibilities:
• Track funding appropriations and legislative trends affecting business markets
• Develop local and state strategic political plans
• Develop tools to complete political and stakeholder analysis
• Develop contribution spending plans with markets and regional leadership
• Track all corporate contributions and associated restrictions
• Identify and secure new business opportunities for markets
• Monitor and mitigate political issues in markets
• Facilitated cross-market coordination
• Manage the process for the selection, vetting and approval of external political consultants
• Manage political consultants representing markets in my regions
• Attend various local, state and national conferences and events including NLC, NCSL, and USCM
• Assist regional offices to improve community visibility
• Monitor state rules and regulations related to interaction with elected officials
• Work with legal counsel on rule interpretation and ethics guidance for regional staff

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