Shouse Consulting is a lobbying and government relations firm based in Oklahoma City. We provide comprehensive lobbying and advocacy services to help clients achieve their policy, business, and political objectives. Jerrod Shouse is the president of Shouse Consulting and has nearly twenty years of experience working with Oklahoma state government.
Shouse Consulting represents businesses and professional associations within a variety of legislative and policy areas, including transportation, health care, economic development, and education. All of Shouse Consulting’s clients are employers, and we continually monitor and work on issues related to taxes, workers’ compensation, human resources, and employment law.
We are true partners with our clients. We utilize our strong bipartisan relationships with key decision makers in the legislature and the executive branch to give those we represent the influence and access they need to achieve their policy and political goals.
During the legislative session, we are at the capitol all day, every day, interacting with elected officials regarding how the legislation they’re voting on affects our clients.
Over 2,000 bills are filed each year by our legislators, and we read every bill before session starts. We monitor them throughout the year, and keep clients informed about changes that affect their industry.
Successful legislative strategies require planning and execution. We work with our clients to identify their short-term and long-term policy goals to outline a plan of action, and then execute the plan.
Our clients often have policy goals that align with other organizations. We identify and reach out to other associations and companies that may have similar interests in the legislation our clients care about.
Legislative Interim Activities
Sometimes, the most important work happens after the legislature adjourns for the year. We attend interim hearings at the capitol and work one-on-one with legislators to educate and prepare for the upcoming year.
As the state and local governments turn to private businesses for solutions driven by private-sector principles, we open doors statewide and provide access to key decision makers.
Shouse Consulting provides a full range of services to meet your individual business and legislative needs.
"I have known Jerrod since his student days at the University of Oklahoma. He has a very strong work ethic and meets the highest possible standards of personal integrity. At the State Capitol where he works as a lobbyist, he has earned the respect of all who have worked with him. He is effective because he is always well prepared, sticks to his facts, and is very persuasive."
David L. Boren
The University of Oklahoma
"Jerrod is a highly-respected lobbyist at the Capitol. He builds and maintains quality relationships within the legislative and executive branches of government and effectively communicates our position to those considering items on our Legislative Agenda. He's a trusted, credible and impactful part of our team."
VP, Government Relations & Policy
Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
"Jerrod Shouse's guidance on advocacy, the legislative process, and when to engage our grassroots stakeholders has been quite valuable. Besides communicating effectively, Shouse's network has kept us informed and timely in our messages. We trust his advice and already have made progress on our goals with his help."
Oklahomans for the Arts
Jerrod Shouse is the founder and president of Shouse Consulting, a leading lobbying and government relations firm in Oklahoma City. Jerrod has nearly twenty years of experience working with Oklahoma state government, and has built Shouse Consulting into one of Oklahoma’s top lobbying firms.
Prior to founding Shouse Consulting, Jerrod served six years in the office of Oklahoma Governor Frank Keating. Jerrod served as the governor’s personal assistant and as a policy advisor to the governor on several state issues. He later was the spokesperson for the University of Oklahoma as the university press secretary for OU President David Boren.
Jerrod serves on the Boards of Directors for the Rotary Club of Oklahoma City, the Urban League of Greater Oklahoma City, the Oklahoma Arts Institute Foundation, and the Leadership Oklahoma City Alumni Board. Jerrod previously served on the Governor’s Task Force on Economic Development and Job Creation.
Jerrod received a bachelor of arts degree in public affairs and administration from the University of Oklahoma. He and his family live in Oklahoma City.
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Oklahoma City, OK 73134
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