David J. Robinson Principal and Founder

Dave Robinson provides business consulting services for economic development planning, public affairs, and corporate site location services for companies and communities. 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.

Joe Stevens Director of Government Relations

Joe Stevens provides public affairs program services by representing public and private sector companies before the local, state and federal government as Director of Government Relations for Montrose Group. Joe is a senior level lobbying specialist who served as a corporate government relations executive for several major companies as well as successfully representing companies and trade associations on legislative, regulatory, and procurement matters. Joe brings decades of Statehouse experience that began with service in state government and continued on to representing companies on public policy matters before state governments in Ohio, Indiana and other states.

Nate Green Director of Economic Development

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 as Vice President, Public Finance for Piper Jaffray, Manager at JobsOhio where he implemented and oversaw the JobsOhio Network and large projects across Ohio, Director of the Strategic Business Investment Division at the Ohio Department of Development (ODOD), Economic Development Director for the Pickaway Progress Partnership, and Corporate Finance Manager at the Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority.3

Michelle Bretscher Director of Client Marketing

Michelle Bretscher provides marketing services for economic development planning and marketing and communications services for public affairs programs. 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.