• "instrumental in our legislative efforts"

    Robert S. Taubman, CEO, Taubman Centers, Inc.

  • "responsive, and reliable"

    Richard Pietroski, CEO, Gift Of Life Michigan

  • "the impossible done"

    Ann Berry, Michigan Athletic Trainers Society

  • "a strategic partnership"

    Mark Guastella, Executive Director, Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel

  • "great to work with"

    James L. Carey, Chair, Business Law Section of the State Bar

  • "available to us 24/7"

    Thomas H. Koetsier, President, Rental Property Owners Association of Michigan

About Karoub

The firm’s history of unrivaled achievement and continued success is a direct result of our political awareness, diversity, integrity and ability to outwork our competitors.

Founded in 1968, Karoub Associates is the oldest and largest multi-client lobbying firm in the State of Michigan.  We take a pride in providing our clients with uncompromising service and acclaimed legislative and regulatory successes.  Various publications have consistently ranked Karoub Associates and its individual lobbyists as the best in Michigan for almost 50 years.  We are honored by that respect and recognition, as it reflects our ability to adapt to the constantly changing political environment.  Navigating state government is both a full time and complicated endeavor.  We provide an extensive network of public and private relationships to help you reach the appropriate decision makers in all areas of state and local government.

 

Our Team

<strong>JOHN K. SCHICK -</strong>

John “Jack” Schick has been with Karoub Associates from the start in 1969.  Jack is one of Lansing’s best-known and most knowledgeable lobbyists.  He is also a practicing attorney with a B.A. from Michigan State University and a J.D. from Thomas M. Cooley Law School

jschick@karoub.com

JOHN K. SCHICK - Partner

<strong>SCOTT FAUSTYN</strong> -

Scott has been with Karoub Associates since 1986.  His tenure and profile with Karoub Associates has earned him recognition as one of Michigan’s top 15 individual lobbyists.  Scott holds a B.S. from James Madison College at Michigan State University.

sfaustyn@karoub.com

SCOTT FAUSTYN - Partner

<strong>JIM CRAWFORD</strong> -

Jim joined Karoub Associates in 1994.  He began his political career as a staffer in the Michigan State Senate, progressing to become the Mayor of Lansing.  He has a B.S. from Michigan State University.

jcrawford@karoub.com

JIM CRAWFORD - Partner

<strong>SHELLY STAHL</strong> -

Shelly joined Karoub Associates in 1997 after serving as the Finance Director for the Michigan Republican State Committee.  She has an expertise in fundraising and political campaigns.  She has a B.S. from Michigan State University.

sstahl@karoub.com

SHELLY STAHL - Partner

<strong>JAMES CURRAN</strong> -

Jim joined Karoub Associates in 2000. He began his political career as a staffer to Senator Carl Levin and has had several prominent roles in major state and national campaigns. He has a B.S. from Michigan State University.

jcurran@karoub.com

JAMES CURRAN - Partner

<strong>JOSEPH PALAMARA</strong> -

Joe joined Karoub Associates in 2001. Prior to that he was a seven-term State Representative and is a current Wayne County Commissioner. He holds a B.A. Degree in Business from Michigan State University and a J.D. from the Detroit College of Law.

jpalamara@karoub.com

JOSEPH PALAMARA - Associate

<strong>MATT BRESLIN</strong> -

Matt joined Karoub Associates in 2011. He most recently served as the Legislative Director for the Senate Majority Leader. He earned his B.A. in finance from the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University and his J.D. from Michigan State University of Law.

mbreslin@karoub.com

MATT BRESLIN - Associate

<strong>MATT KURTA</strong> -

Matt joined Karoub Associates in 2011.  He spent eight years in the Michigan Senate, ending as the Deputy Chief of Staff to the Senate Minority Leader.  Matt holds a B.A. from Western Michigan University, and is a Fellow of the Michigan Political Leadership Program (MPLP).

mkurta@karoub.com

MATT KURTA - Associate

<strong>TABITHA ZIMNY</strong> -

Tabitha joined Karoub Associates in 2003.  She has experience in fund development, nonprofits, and local and state governments.  She has a B.A. from James Madison College at Michigan State University.

tabitha@karoub.com

TABITHA ZIMNY - Associate

<strong>BERTON BROWN</strong> -

Berton joined Karoub Associates in 2015. He previously served as a legislative director, political advisor for members of the House of Representatives. Berton holds a B.A. from Clark Atlanta University and a M.B.A from Middle Tennessee State University.

bbrown@karoub.com

BERTON BROWN - Associate

<strong>A. GREGORY EATON</strong> -

One of the Capitol’s most popular lobbyists, Gregory has been with Karoub Associates since the firm’s founding in 1968.  A long-time leader in the Lansing community, he is also a former Executive Assistant with the Michigan Automobile Dealers Association.

geaton@karoub.com

A. GREGORY EATON - Of Counsel

<strong>DALE JURCISIN</strong> -

Dale joined Karoub Associates in 2002.  He has an extensive background in local government, previously serving on city councils, commissions, administrative capacities and legal counsel.  His holds a B.A. from the University of Michigan, a J.D. from Wayne State University, and the FBI National Academy.

djurcisin@karoub.com

DALE JURCISIN - Of Counsel

<strong>GEORGE CARR</strong> -

George brings 29 years of experience in government affairs and law. Mr. Carr has held various positions on numerous board, commissions and associations. He holds a B.A. from Albion College and J.D. from Cooley Law School.

gcarr@karoub.com

GEORGE CARR - Of Counsel

<strong>MURRAY E. BROWN</strong> -

Murray joined Karoub Associates in 1997 as the former Deputy Commissioner of the Michigan Financial Institutions Bureau. He has an extensive background in legislative and regulatory matters dealing with financial institutions.  He holds a B.A. and M.A. in Economics from Michigan State University.

mbrown@karoub.com

MURRAY E. BROWN - Of Counsel

<strong>DON OLENDORF</strong> -

Don joined Karoub Associates in 2014, bringing with him four decades of education experience. He specialized in the interests of Education Service Agencies and Small and Rural Schools. He holds degrees from Grand Valley State University and Western Michigan University.

dolendorf@karoub.com

DON OLENDORF - Of Counsel

<strong>CHERYL BAASE</strong> -

In addition to executive secretary responsibilities, Cheryl is responsible for Karoub Associates legislative tracking and client PAC management.

cbaase@karoub.com

CHERYL BAASE - Administrative Assistant

<strong>AMY BURNETT</strong> -

Amy joined Karoub Associates in 1997 and is responsible for accounting, campaign finance reporting and office management.

aburnett@karoub.com

AMY BURNETT - Administrative Assistant

<strong>DENISE PEARL</strong> -

A former AT&T Law and Government Affairs Senior Analyst, Denise has an extensive background in regulatory matters with respect to technology and communications.  She is responsible for research, legislative tracking and client communications.

dpearl@karoub.com

DENISE PEARL - Administrative Assistant

<strong>JACKIE SALAZAR</strong> -

Jackie is responsible for office and events management at Karoub Associates, including special event coordination for the Governors Room, Karoub’s premiere legislative fundraising and reception facility next door to the State Capitol.

jsalazar@karoub.com

JACKIE SALAZAR - Administrative Assistant

 

. “We have found Karoub to be responsive, respectful and reliable. They understand the complexities of our profession, as well as how best to bring our issues to the decision makers.” -RICHARD PIETROSKI, CEO, GIFT OF LIFE MICHIGAN-

Our Services

We offer a variety of services to help you achieve regulatory and legislative success

Legislative & Regulatory Representation

  • Strategy and tactics development
  • Drafting of legislative and regulatory proposals
  • Legislative and regulatory monitoring
  • Testimony preparation
  • Issue research and counseling
  • Legislative analysis

Coalition Building & Management

  • Industry research
  • Resource development
  • Strategic positioning
  • Networking
  • Coordination of industry positions
  • Grass roots advocacy and consultation

Political Action Committee Administration

  • Campaign finance compliance
  • Administration and management
  • Strategy
  • Development
  • Member involvement

Association Management

  • Office Space
  • Event Management
  • Logistical operations
  • Member communication
  • Database management
  • Accounts Payable/Receivable
  • Newsletter preparation

Governors Room

The Governors Room is Lansing’s premier legislative reception facility.  Located just steps from the Capitol Building and within two blocks of all legislative offices, this events space offers an unparalleled location for legislators to host off-site activities.  Our client receptions in the Governors Room offer you the opportunity to interact with legislators in a casual yet elegant setting.

Governor's wide frontview

Governor's wide backview

 

 

 

 

 

 

 For more information and availability of the Governors Room, please contact us.

. "Karoub is instrumental in protecting our members’ pension and health care benefits.  We have developed a strategic partnership that enables us to have a voice in Lansing and a seat at the table when decisions are being made that affect our members.” Mark Guastella, Executive Director, Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel

Resources

. "Karoub was instrumental in our legislative efforts and is an important on-going advisor to our many Initiatives throughout the State." Robert S. Taubman, Chairman, President, CEO, Taubman Centers

Testimonials

“Karoub was instrumental in our legislative efforts and is an important on-going
advisor to our many Initiatives throughout the State.”

– Robert S. Taubman, Chairman, President, CEO, Taubman Centers Inc. –

 

“We have found Karoub to be responsive, respectful and reliable.  They understand the complexities
of our profession, as well as how best to bring our issues to the decision makers.”

– Richard Pietroski, CEO, Gift Of Life Michigan –

 

“All I can say is, if you need the impossible done, go to Karoub.”

– Ann Berry, Michigan Athletic Trainers Society –

 

“Karoub is instrumental in protecting our members’ pension and health care benefits.
We have developed a strategic partnership that enables us to have a voice in Lansing and
a seat at the table when decisions are being made that affect our members.”

– Mark Guastella, Executive Director, Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel –

 

“Karoub is great to work with.  They helped us develop a winning strategy
and were instrumental in getting the legislation sponsored, reviewed, and passed.
I look forward to working with them for years to come whenever
we need to interact with the legislature.”

– James L. Carey, Chair, Business Law Section of the State Bar –

 

“We’re a small association but Karoub has always made us feel as if we are
their most important client. They’ve gone the extra mile for us on all of our issues.
And they are available to us 24/7.”

– Thomas H. Koetsier, President, Rental Property Owners Association of Michigan –

. “We’re a small association but Karoub has always made us feel as if we are their most important client. They’ve gone the extra mile for us on all of our issues. And they are available to us 24/7.” Thomas H. Koetsier, President, Rental Property Owners Association of Michigan

Events

September 2015

. "All I can say is, if you need the impossible done, go to Karoub." Ann Berry, Michigan Athletic Trainers Society

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