David J. Robinson, Principal, Montrose Group

 

Dave Robinson provides lobbying and business consulting services for corporate site location, economic development planning, and lobbying services for companies and communities based upon 25 years of experience. Prior to forming the Montrose Group, Mr. Robinson managed law firm government relations practices, was a member of the Ohio House of Representatives, executive at Ameritech; senior staff for Columbus Mayor Greg Lashutka, and general counsel of the Ohio Chamber of Commerce. He served as Adjunct Professor at the Ohio State University and is author of Economic Development from the State & Local Perspective, and The Energy Economy, published by Palgrave.

Nate Green, Director of Economic Development, Montrose Group

 

Nate Green provides economic development planning and corporate site location services to companies and communities based upon over 17 years of public and private sector economic development service, including with a major investment bank, JobsOhio, Ohio Department of Development (ODOD), Pickaway Progress Partnership, and the Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority. Mr. Green is and has been a development finance consultant to the Van Wert Port Authority, Southern Ohio Port Authority, Lawrence County Port Authority, Superior Marine, and has successfully negotiated and closed over $1 billion in financing.

Michelle Bretscher, Director of Client Marketing & Communications, Montrose Group

 

Michelle Bretscher provides marketing services for economic development planning and corporate site location services. Prior to joining Montrose Group, Michelle was Vice President for Marketing and Communications at the Columbus Chamber of Commerce. She also served in roles in the private sector, at state agencies and at public relations firms. Michelle is one of a few who how understands the world of economic development and public relations are connected. She knows how to position your brand and engage stakeholders. Michelle is accredited by the Public Relations Society of America.

Tim Biggam, Director of Government Relations, Montrose Group

Tim Biggam provides Ohio lobbying services to clients before local, state and federal government officials his over a decade of service in state government.  Starting as an aide in the Ohio Senate, Mr. Biggam most recently served as the Legislative Director for Governor John R. Kasich serving as the top lobbyist for the administration and being engaged in all issues facing the state of Ohio that included tax, policy, budget and regulatory matters.  Mr. Biggam also served in an administrative capacity to build and develop coalitions and worked on the national Presidential campaign of Governor Kasich.  He served in senior level positions at the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and the Ohio Department of Transportation as well as for the Ohio Municipal League.  Tim spent five years in the Ohio Senate serving various members of the General Assembly.