Bond & Associates Strategy

What We Do

We engage with government and industry leaders in both the US and Europe in ways that promote and protect your business. We are a focused team of government affairs specialists with real commercial experience. We know you face a fast-changing business environment and must meet the bottom line. That’s one reason we maintain offices in innovation epicenters such as Silicon Valley and Texas in the US – to stay in touch with both the challenges in the technology community and the new businesses it creates.

Our base in these tech hotspots is paired with full-time professionals in both Washington, D.C. and Brussels. We know how to engage with policymakers, and we know the needs of innovative companies. As a result, our team has been privileged to work with a range of leading innovative companies and associations to build their businesses through partnerships, policy change, strategic communications, government engagement and direct lobbying.

But the story goes beyond us. In a networked world, the network matters. And ours is world-class. Take a look at our Affiliates and Advisers. This expanded team allows us to scale solutions that fit client needs. A growing firm with global capabilities.

Hon Phillip J Bond

Hon. Phillip J. Bond

President & CEO, Washington, DC

Phil Bond is one of America’s most honored technology policy experts and leader of the firm that bears his name. A former US Under Secretary of Commerce for Technology, his 25-plus year career in Washington has included numerous citations for his leadership roles in the Executive branch, on Capitol Hill, at major high technology companies, and most recently as the CEO of TechAmerica, the largest technology advocacy association in the US. Bond has been accorded numerous accolades during his 25-plus years in Washington, DC, including: Named to the Federal 100, the annual listing by Fede...
Adam Rak

Adam Rak

Sr. Vice President, Silicon Valley

Adam Rak is a government relations professional with some 20 years experiencein public policy. He has worked for Congress, industry associations and a Fortune 500 company. Focused on the field of government relations, Adam has significant expertise on technology policy with a focus on security and privacy. Most recently Adam was the Regional Vice President, Silicon Valley for TechAmerica the nation’s largest high tech trade association. In this role he successfully led the organization’s program, advocacy and sales efforts in the association’s largest and most important market. Adam als...
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Gerard McNamara

CEO, Schuman Associates, Brussels

Gerard is founder and CEO of Schuman Associates, our partner firm in Brussels. With more than 20 years’ experience in managing an EU consulting practice, Gerard has pioneered innovative strategies for Schuman’s clients growing their EU funding, presence and influence. He has worked with many of the world’s Fortune 500 firms, leading NGOs and governments. Gerard has been in Brussels since 1986, having worked both as a National Expert and consultant to the European Commission. Gerard is a graduate in economics from the University of Limerick and has been based in Brussels since 1986, having work...
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Bartlett Cleland

Vice President, Texas

Bartlett Cleland is an experienced technology and communications policy professional who serves as regional lead in the Texas technology sector. He has a long track record crafting public policy, thought leadership, advocacy, messaging, advertising, coalition building, strategic planning, and tactical advice for corporations, trade associations, and non-profit organizations. He brings deep knowledge of communications policy, technology, intellectual property, health IT and tax. Bartlett is also the Policy Counsel for the Institute for Policy Innovation, a free-market “think tank” dedicated to promoting l...

Our Affiliates and Advisers

Hank Steinnger

Hank Steininger, CAP

Government Technology Procurement

Chairman and CEO, H.J. Steininger PLLC

Mr. Steininger is the former Managing Partner of the Global Public Sector business at Grant Thornton. In this role he was responsible for the planning, coordination and execution of Grant Thornton’s government business worldwide. He was Chairman of the Grant Thornton International Public Sector Committee comprised of global member firms. As a senior partner, he was also a member of the U.S. Firm’s Operating Committee which oversees and manages national and regional businesses. Mr. Steininger was the Managing Partner for the Washington, DC area ...
Leslie Dunlap's

Leslie Dunlap’s

Privacy and Technology

Leslie Dunlap expertise combines policymaker, business executive and consumer viewpoints like few others. Dunlap’s breadth of experience includes: Serving key Members of Congress involved in the development of emerging technology laws during the critical first decade of Internet growth. Representing telecommunications and new media companies before policymakers over multiple Congresses and Presidential Administrations. Leading an internal policy and compliance team driving privacy, safety and advertising policy for a Fortune 500 company serving over 300 million consumers. Her firm, Dunlap Consu...
Elroy saylor

Elroy Saylor

Corporate Affairs and Lobbying

co-founder, CEO and Managing Partner, The Watts Partners

As founder, CEO and managing partner, Elroy has helped build one of the largest African American-owned government relations firms in Washington, D.C. Elroy is responsible for the day to day management and strategic direction of the firm. The Watts Partners is a multi-industry, full service government affairs firm that focuses on the emerging marketplace both domestically and internationally. Watts Partners represents a broad range of clients such as NASCAR, Wells Fargo, John Deere, the Republic of Senegal, the National Association of...
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Robert M. Meissner

Defense Technology

Bob Meissner is the founder of Capitol Resources Washington Representation. His Washington experience spans over 25 years, including work for the government and in the private sector. He has served as counsel and strategic advisor to Presidential and Senior Executive level appointees, as well as Members of Congress and senior staff. Bob has also worked for and with the corporate management of large, mid-size, and start-up technology companies in advancing their interests and programs within the federal government. During his Washington assignments under five Secretaries of Defense in three different Adminis...
David sanders

David Sanders

Global Sourcing

Founder, Dallas Advisory Partners

David Sanders is the Founder of Dallas Advisory Partners LLC, an advisory services firm focused on optimizing the enterprise value of technology and technology services companies serving the global market. He has worked with start-up technology companies all the way to large global technology companies. His primary focus is in product and services development, roll-out, support, operations, sales, marketing, strategy and on-going sustainability. He is skilled in working in complex environments where there are multiple partners and subcontractors involved in the process. ...