John Stineman

Founder & Chief Strategist

As a consultant for the past 24 years, John has managed complex national public affairs campaigns, led nationwide field organizations, advised corporate leadership, supervised scores of opinion research and message development projects, engineered pioneering market development strategies for his clients, and spearheaded numerous legislative initiatives. John has earned a reputation as an effective spokesman, fierce advocate, and keen strategist with the know-how and relationships to follow through on complex, customized plans to advance client objectives. 

As a consultant, John served as national public affairs field director for McDonald’s USA, AT&T, and Verizon for DCI Group and has been engaged in major initiatives for Pfizer, Novartis, General Motors, Anthem, ExxonMobil, Microsoft, IBM, the American Medical Association, New American Economy, and the American Wind Energy Association, among many others. In all, John has worked for more than 20 percent of Fortune 100 companies. 

John’s consulting experience builds upon his earlier career as a presidential caucus campaign manager for the Steve Forbes 2000 campaign, speechwriter and communications director for the statewide elected Texas Railroad Commission Chairman, executive branch legislative liaison, and campaign field organizer. John remains an informal political advisor to candidates and elected officials. 

John’s political analysis has been widely featured in national media, including the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Associated Press, NPR, National Journal, Politico, the BBC, and many others. 

John is a native Iowan, and while his work takes him across the country and regularly to Washington, DC, and around the country, he lives in Central Iowa with his wife, Christine, and their two kids. 



Fun Facts

An avid fan of the Iowa State Cyclones.
Once poured a glass of Scotch for Margaret Thatcher.
A devout news and information enthusiast; started reading the paper and watching the evening news in elementary school.
Christine Stineman
Anthony J. Zagotta