DeMenna Public Affairs is a Phoenix, Arizona based government relations, public affairs and political consulting firm established by Ryan and Joe DeMenna. DeMenna Public Affairs is the next generation of DeMenna & Associates, which was established by their father, Kevin DeMenna, in 1998. The team at DeMenna Public Affairs knows how to help their clients achieve their public policy goals. With over 60 sessions of combined legislative experience, DeMenna Public Affairs is prepared to help you navigate Arizona’s legislative process and the state’s ever-changing political landscape.

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DeMenna Public Affairs is Arizona’s preeminent government affairs consulting firm. The team at DeMenna Public Affairs has been involved in every Arizona legislative session since 1980, and we have collectively helped shape Arizona law for decades. Legislative bodies can be difficult to navigate. That's why it’s important to work with a team who not only understands the issues, but also understands how to turn those issues into successful public policy results. DeMenna Public Affairs is that team. With decades of combined experience, we provide the innovative advocacy necessary to accomplish your legislative objectives. We get things done.

DeMenna Public Affairs is Arizona’s preeminent government affairs consulting firm.

The team at DeMenna Public Affairs has been involved in every Arizona legislative session since 1980, and we have collectively helped shape Arizona law for decades.

Legislative bodies can be difficult to navigate. That's why it’s important to work with a team who not only understands the issues, but also understands how to turn those issues into successful public policy results.

DeMenna Public Affairs is that team.

With decades of combined experience, we provide the innovative advocacy necessary to accomplish your legislative objectives.  We get things done.

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  • “Among the best I have ever worked with.”

    — T. Boone Pickens

  • “Kevin DeMenna, a former chief of staff in the Senate, is one of the most sought-after lobbyists.”

    — Arizona Republic

  • “Building infrastructure, figuring out how to manage growth – these are (Arizona’s) cutting edge issues”

    — Kevin DeMenna in Time Magazine

  • “A long-time Copper State political insider, DeMenna is still at the top of the game.”

    — Campaigns & Elections Magazine

  • “Kevin DeMenna (is) considered among the most influential Capitol Lobbyists.”

    — The Phoenix Gazette

  • “… DeMenna has a reputation for his international clientele, high-tech lobbying and prodigious ability to raise money for lawmakers’ campaigns.”

    — Arizona Republic

  • “Kevin DeMenna… is a high-powered lobbyist.”

    — Phoenix New Times

  • On DeMenna & Associates “(Kevin DeMenna) said the desire to work in a family rather than a corporate organization was a key motivation. Two of his three sons are lobbyists in the firm.”

    — Arizona Republic

  • “(Kevin DeMenna is) part of a generation of contract lobbyists who take on scores of varied clients rather than representing one major interest… Mormon faith gives him access to legislative powers that other lobbyists can’t match.”

    — Arizona Republic

  • “The complexities of legislative and state administrative processes make (professional advice) a necessity, especially if you are a business person facing an issue that will significantly affect your company.”

    — Kevin DeMenna in Arizona Business Magazine

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DeMenna Public Affairs is a Phoenix, Arizona based government relations, public affairs and political consulting firm established by Ryan and Joe DeMenna. DeMenna Public Affairs is the next generation of DeMenna & Associates, which was established by their father, Kevin DeMenna, in 1998.

The team at DeMenna Public Affairs knows how to help their clients achieve their public policy goals.

With over 60 sessions of combined legislative experience, DeMenna Public Affairs is prepared to help you navigate Arizona’s legislative process and the state’s ever-changing political landscape.


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DeMenna Public Affairs is a Phoenix, Arizona based government relations, public affairs and political consulting firm established by Ryan and Joe DeMenna.

DeMenna Public Affairs is the next generation of DeMenna & Associates, which was established by their father, Kevin DeMenna, in 1998.

The team at DeMenna Public Affairs prides itself on excellent client service, a comprehensive understanding of the issues with which we are associated, years of accumulated strategic insight, and old-fashioned hard work. Our ability to bring multiple disciplines together in an integrated approach gives our clients a competitive advantage that sets our firm apart.

DeMenna Public Affairs provides lobbying and consulting services that are intended to make a difference - influencing legislative opinion in virtually every manner possible.

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Our diverse group of clients, combined with our strong legislative presence and well-developed relationships with legislative leaders, members and staff, have allowed the firm to form critical personal and professional connections that consistently serve our clients interests.

DeMenna Public Affairs believes that we owe our clients three primary duties: to give them our very best professional advice, execute their decisions to the best of our professional abilities, and provide regular updates and consistent communication.

At a minimum, DeMenna Public Affairs will provide the following services as your government relations team:

  • Serve as your advocate on all designated public policy issues;
  • Serve as your liaison to the Arizona State Legislature, the Office of the Governor, and the various state agencies;
  • Help oversee the development of your legislative agenda;
  • Assist in the drafting and development of proposed legislation;
  • Read every item of legislation introduced during each legislative session to determine its potential impact;
  • Monitor, track and provide updates on all legislation of interest;
  • Review, track and report on all Executive Orders determined to be of interest;
  • Attend all legislative hearings and other meetings where designated legislation may be under consideration;
  • Speak as your advocate on designated items of legislation at legislative hearings;
  • Continually gauge and report on the Arizona political climate as it relates to your interests;
  • Manage all compliance with Arizona laws relating to lobbyist registration and ensure completion of necessary filings with the Arizona Secretary of State;
  • Work directly with legislators, municipal and county representatives and other affected stakeholders in building coalitions to protect and secure your interests;
  • Work with and strengthen existing coalitions;
  • Draft letters, testimony and bullet points that clearly articulate your position on state issues for distribution to the legislature and the Executive branch;
  • Communicate to the State Legislature and other appropriate agencies/persons, your position on specific issues;
  • Ensure that services offered by DeMenna Public Affairs supplement and augment, but do not duplicate your efforts; and
  • Provide other related services, as requested.

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Ryan DeMenna

Partner

  • 602.252.5155
  • 602.989.3623
  • ryan@demenna.com

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Joe DeMenna

Partner

  • 602.252.5155
  • 602.758.5568
  • joe@demenna.com

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Kevin DeMenna

Senior Advisor

  • 602.252.5155
  • 602.989.6500
  • kevin@demenna.com

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John Baumer

Director of Research

  • 602.252.5155
  • 480.235.4831
  • john@demenna.com

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Ashley Gutierrez

Office Manager

  • 602.252.5155
  • 951.454.7997
  • ashley@demenna.com

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