Mike Chapman is a public affairs and communications consultant with extensive legislative and regulatory 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 administration. Chapman is currently working on behalf of a range of clients and has been cited by Roll Call newspaper as one of Washington’s power lobbyists.
Mike Chapman began his career as 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. Chapman then served as the first Legislative Director for former U.S. Senator Tim Johnson and worked closely with Johnson over the 28 years he served in the U.S. House and U.S. Senate.
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. Chapman next served as a Congressional lobbyist for the American Medical Association where he successfully worked to pass legislative initiatives addressing health system reform, Medicare, lawsuit reform and public health, before co-founding D.C. Strategies. Currently, Chapman primarily works with clients in the financial services, technology, energy, health care and public health sectors among others.
In addition to traditional lobbying, Chapman has a decade of experience conducting winning digital, social media, and search engine marketing strategies. Chapman is a pioneer in the use of digital lobbying and public affairs advocacy; utilizing powerful online tools, technologies and statistical evaluation to generate solid, measurable results at every stage of the digital advocacy process.
Mike Chapman is an alumnus of Texas State University, where he was twice elected student body president, and of Johns Hopkins University, where he received a Master of Arts in Government with a concentration in Political Communications.