Mike Chapman is a public affairs consultant with extensive policy and political experience at the highest levels of government. A partner in D.C. Strategies, Chapman is expert at finding solutions to difficult problems for his clients utilizing relationships developed over decades on Capitol Hill and within the Obama administration.
As a co-founder and partner of D.C. Strategies, a lobbying and communications firm based in the nation’s capital, Mike Chapman is currently working on behalf of a range of clients. Chapman has been cited by Roll Call newspaper as one of Washington’s power lobbyists and has a proven track record of finding solutions to complex problems involving the intersection of government and business. D.C. Strategies clients include financial services, healthcare, and other business interests.
Mike Chapman served as the first Legislative Director for recently retired U.S. Senator Tim Johnson. During his 28 years in Congress, Johnson served as Chairman of the Senate Banking Committee, Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and the senior Senator from South Dakota before retiring in 2014. Mr. Chapman worked closely with Senator Johnson over the 28 years he served in the U.S. House and U.S. Senate. Prior to serving as a Legislative Director for Tim Johnson, Mike was a Legislative Assistant in the office of Congressman J.J. “Jake” Pickle of Texas, a senior member of the House Ways and Means Committee and an icon of Texas politics.
Following his time on Capitol Hill, Chapman was a Congressional lobbyist for the National Association of Realtors in Washington D.C. In that capacity he worked successfully on issues affecting banking regulation, tax policy, environmental regulatory relief, housing and mortgage finance. Additionally, Mike Chapman served as a Congressional lobbyist for the American Medical Association where he was in charge of lobbying the U.S. Senate Democratic Leadership on behalf of the nation’s physician community. In this capacity Chapman successfully lobbied to pass legislative initiatives addressing health system reform, Medicare, lawsuit reform and public health.
Mike Chapman is an alumnus of Texas State University where he was twice elected student body president, was active in local and state politics as a student, and has lobbied professionally for the university.