The Readmond Group

"Able to move the ball for clients with close relationships, knowledge of the issues and understanding of how the process works."
Mike Chappell, Partner,
Fierce Government Relations

About Us

In today’s public policy environment, it is no longer sufficient simply to pursue a traditional lobbying strategy. Instead, clients must think outside the box and build coalitions of influencers whose positions resonate with policymakers on Capitol Hill and in federal agencies.

The Readmond Group is a boutique firm specializing in strategic outreach to influencers across the political spectrum. Leveraging close relationships we employ a sophisticated approach that brings together disparate interests to move the ball for our clients.

We take a sophisticated approach to outreach, making sure our clients’ views on complex issues are heard, and finding common ground to form diverse coalitions that influence the policy process both publicly and behind the scenes.

The Readmond Group prides itself in bringing a “substance over style” philosophy to our work, keeping overhead low and maximizing value for our clients. Our clients come first, and we’re proud of the results we consistently deliver on their behalf.

The Readmond Group, LLC
3118 N. Washington Blvd. #100604
Arlington, VA
Phone: 703-249-9918


Tom Readmond

Founder & CEO

Tom Readmond’s extensive relationships and understanding of the inner workings of 501(c)(4) advocacy groups and 501(c)(3) think tanks have enabled him to engage these organizations on highly technical issues on behalf of his clients. This engagement makes a real difference when explaining complex, multi-faceted policy issues to organizations whom policymakers frequently look to for guidance on these matters. Whether or not organizations' positions align with those of the client, his abilities enable him to make sure the client’s views are heard, relationships are created and all factors are taken into consideration in the organization’s work and communications.

Mr. Readmond began on the staff of former Senator George Voinovich (R-OH), and then served as a committee staffer for Senator Phil Gramm (R-TX) on the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee. After leaving the Senate, he served as Federal Affairs Manager at Americans for Tax Reform, advising ATR president Grover Norquist and managing ATR’s activities on issues including telecommunications, technology, IRS reform, postal reform, and international trade. He then spent four years with the boutique lobbying firm Roberts, Raheb & Gradler (RR&G) where he began his work coalition building work for the private sector.

Mr. Readmond graduated from Baldwin-Wallace University in Berea, Ohio with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science.

John Nelson

Senior Consultant

John Nelson is a government relations professional with nuanced knowledge of advocacy groups, think tanks, and the mechanics of the legislative process. Offering both Congressional and private sector perspectives, he has served two members of Congress in addition to a non-profit and a trade association.

Working as a Staff Assistant, John supported the Chief Economist of the US Chamber of Commerce’s Economic Policy Division, and later joined the US Conference of Catholic Bishops as the Associate to the Special Programs Department.

He joined the American Conservative Union during the 2013 CPAC National Conference, where he coordinated speaker correspondence and event logistics. John most recently served as ACU's Deputy Director for State Relations, where he developed and implemented state outreach. In addition to functioning as a liaison to center-right organizations and legislators, John helped lead an ambitious state ratings program which produced legislative scorecards for over twenty five states between 2013 and 2014.

John holds a Bachelor of Arts in Government from Campbell University.

Strategic Partners

Tim Greeff

Founder & Principal, Greeff Strategies

Tim Greeff is the Founder and Principal of Greeff Strategies, a full-service government and public affairs consulting practice, where he focuses on navigating the intersection of business, policy and politics. Tim utilizes over 16 years of experience in advocacy, policy, communications and campaign management to advise businesses, NGOs, campaigns and government officials on a range of policy, communications and government affairs issues.

Tim brings deep expertise in the political and legislative processes, with a proven track record of working constructively across political lines. He has managed recording-breaking and innovative campaign operations, convened and managed numerous coalitions, and organized and directed dozen of advocacy days on the Hill. Tim has consistently been recognized as one of the top advocates in Washington DC, including the Washingtonian list of “Top 40 Lobbyists Under 40” and The Hill’s annual list of top advocates numerous times.

Tim has co-founded and built two national NGO's to represent the interests of advanced technology companies in the government space, serving in a number of political, policy and management roles in each organization. He spent the early part of his career working for national environmental and public interest organizations including the Public Interest Research Groups, Natural Resources Defense Council and the League of Conservation Voters.

He holds a Master of Public Policy from the Sanford Institute for Public Policy at Duke University and a Bachelors Degree in Government from the University of Texas, Austin.

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