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A representative sample of assignments completed in recent years, these case studies provide examples of high-quality client service.

Federal Advocacy and Internal Communications

National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges

Helping NASULGC's Budget and Advocacy Committee increase federal funding for agricultural research, education, and extension programs and improving communications to its members.


Advocacy and Public Relations

Eastman Chemical Company

Securing federal incentives to accelerate the construction of commercial-scale gasification-based power plants and educating key audiences about this clean coal technology.


Public Outreach

Government of Iceland

Increasing awareness about Iceland's success in managing its fisheries and ocean resources in a sustainable manner through an integrated public affairs and government relations program.


Media Relations

The Institute of Internal Auditors

Arranging print, broadcast, and Internet media coverage of a series of six national cyber-security summit conferences sponsored by The IIA and partner associations.


Coalition Management

Space Station Associates

Managing the day-to-day affairs of a government affairs coalition of  companies involved in the construction, operation, and maintenance of the International Space Station.


Trade Mission Advance

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation

Securing high-quality appointments for a business matchmaking trade mission led by CMHC, the Canadian government's housing agency.


New Association Identity

National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association

Created a new name and logo following the merger of the National Aggregates Association and the National Stone Association.

Congressional Outreach

Independent Forest Products Association

Writing and distributing issue updates, charts/graphs, and other materials to congressional decision-makers to advance the public policy objectives of a small business trade association.


Grassroots Organization

The Allegheny Forest Alliance

Creating and managing a coalition of hardwood lumber and veneer makers, local government officials, and other interested parties in support of sustained timber harvests on the Allegheny National Forest in Pennsylvania.


Washington Representation

Fibreboard Corporation

Supporting executives of a major forest products company as they pursued an aggressive government and public relations program to influence legislative and administrative decisions.


Private Relief Bill

James P. Purvis

Securing enactment of private relief legislation for the contractor who built the U.S. exhibit buildings for the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair, but was forced to wait 15 years for full payment. Persuading Congress to pay Purvis $700,000the largest sum ever paid to an individual through the private relief process.


Geothermal Energy

City of Boise, Idaho

Lobbying Congress on two separate occasions to provide funds to Boise to expand the city's geothermal-based district heating system.

Written Advocacy Program

Family Business First

Providing regular written communications to members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives on behalf of a coalition of 20 wood products trade associations representing more than 7,500 individual companies.


Marketing Makeover

Printing Industry Credit Executives

Rebuilding the logo, marketing materials, and Web site to help a small trade association increase its membership.



  © 2008 Fred H. Hutchison. All Rights Reserved.

Edited on: November 17, 2008