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John Rogers

CEO
John C. Rogers brings to clients more than 25 years of experience in politics, public policy, business and government affairs. He has worked at the federal and state levels of government, in the Executive and Legislative branches, as an advocate and a media and political strategist for individuals, corporations, municipalities, state governments, non-profit organizations and leading political figures.
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Alan Macleod

Partner
Alan MacLeod manages Capstone National Partners Washington, DC office where he is the strategic lead for CNP clients. Alan represents the Washington, DC interests of high tech corporations, nationally known universities and research institutions and a variety of other clients. His relationships with Federal Agencies, on Capitol Hill and the Administration have developed over more than 25 years working in DC.
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Diane Rogers

Partner
Diane Rogers draws on 25 years of experience working in state and federal government, offering clients expertise in public policy, politics, management, and strategic planning. Prior to joining Capstone National Partners, Diane served as Vice President for Governmental and External Relations at The Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) where she advocated their policy interests and legislative issues.
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William Stone

Partner
Will Stone brings to Capstone a unique understanding of the political process. As a longtime lobbyist and political activist, he is an expert on the inner workings of Congress. He has worked on an array of issues including defense, appropriations, health care, information technology, energy, telecommunications, agriculture, environmental, combating child exploitation, campaign finance reform and others.
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John Weinfurter

Partner
John Weinfurter provides unparalleled knowledge of Washington and the intricacies of the political process. He provides government relations, strategic counsel, and policy monitoring and analysis on a broad spectrum of market sectors including healthcare, energy, insurance, financial services, international development, technology, education, aviation, and defense.
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Joyce Rubenstein

Partner
Joyce, Partner and Vice-President of Operations, is based in Milwaukee, WI. She manages CNPs core business affairs and operational functions, including marketing, communications, finance and human resources. She is the firm’s principal writer utilizing her 25 years of experience and proven success in direct marketing, communications, new media technologies, and political marketing.
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Erik Oksala

Partner
Erik is a Partner at CNP’s Washington, DC office. In his more than 10 years in and around Washington, DC, Erik has been involved with campaigns, state government issues, nonprofit coalition building, and federal client representation within the political affairs arena. Mr. Oksala most recently served as Director of Federal – State Relations under Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle, in which Erik managed all aspects of the Governor’s office.
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Brian Layer

Of Counsel
Brian Layer, Brigadier General, United States Army (Retired), is an innovative leader, mentor and advisor. In addition to his operating duties at N2growth and the Gordian Institute, Brian maintains an active advisory role with business, government and community leaders. Brian has a distinguished record of operationalizing complex global initiatives resulting in leadership and organizational excellence.
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