John Boling, Principal – Congressional and Regulatory Relations
John Boling brings to LPC a deep understanding and knowledge of Congress and Washington regulators, having spent over two decades working as either a congressional staff member or within the private sector. Boling has sustained, cultivated and expanded his expertise regarding issues impacting:
· transportation and infrastructure
· natural resources
· homeland security
· workplace safety
Experienced in working in highly regulated industries, Boling uses his ability to craft long-term, strategic, multi-faceted initiatives, which lead to successful legislative/regulatory campaigns that increase the visibility, impact and influence of clients. By utilizing his experience, Boling is able to provide guidance to clients seeking to raise their visibility in Washington DC and to craft tailored, strategic plans addressing specific problems impacting a client’s business.
From his early carrier as a key staff member for a House Appropriations Committee congressman, Boling learned how to effectively impact federal policy through funding allocations for prioritized projects. His knowledge and skillsets afford him the ability to identify key business opportunity areas for clients through strategically crafted provisions.
During Boling’s tenure as vice president of government affairs at the Institute for Makers of Explosives (IME), he crafted a long-term strategic plan that resolved a chronic regulatory obstacle, which had vexed the explosives industry for more than a decade. His engagement strategy of planning, communications, regulatory affairs, and direct lobbying – united with a shared commitment to safety – delivered a resolution to the industry that resulted in significant cost savings combined with increased safety.
Boling also brought his skills to the Council of Producers and Distributors of Agrotechnology (CPDA) as legislative director, where he raised the organization’s profile by creating an innovative and strategic advocacy campaign. A component of this campaign included the formation of an ad hoc coalition that expanded critical issue message reach, merged with organized events between elected officials, staff, and CPDA members, to develop enduring key relationships.
Prior to Boling’s tenure at IME and CPDA, he served as Director of Government Relations at the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA). There, he utilized his knowledge of procedures, policies, and politics to craft lobbying efforts that supported the aggregate industry throughout the United States. He created for the association an educational campaign that utilized congressional processs, strategic communications, legislative research, targeted coalitions, and direct lobbying to teach members of Congress, regulators and the American public about the importance of aggregates in our built environment and how the important role that play in creating jobs and increasing safety in our nation’s communities.
Boling earned his Master of Business Administration from the Jack Welch Management Institute at Strayer University, graduating summa cum laude with a 4.0. Boling holds a Bachelor of Science degree with a triple major in International Relations, Political Analysis, and Public Administration at Minnesota State University at Mankato.