Our Team

Meet Our Team

Our team consists of smart, energetic, likeable leaders. We have decades of expertise in the legislative and public relations arenas.  We will work passionately to advance your interests.

Justin Hupfer

As CEO of PolicyWorks, Justin Hupfer is responsible for the overall operations, business development and achievement of client objectives. Read more...

Jessica Maldonado
Public Affairs Director

As Public Affairs Director, Jessica assists clients with public affairs, public relations, event management, grassroots communication and more. Read more…

Natalie Mahoney
Public Affairs Specialist

Natalie assists clients with social media, event management, public relations and grassroots communications. Read more...

Lon Anderson
Government Affairs Consultant

Lon has almost 30 years of experience in politics and government. He has been a multi-client lobbyist since 2015, serving a number of non- and for-profit clients. Read more...

Renee Schulte
Government Affairs Consultant

Renee is nationally recognized for her expertise in behavorial health policy, system design, policy and financial analysis, and strategic consulting. Read more…

John Cacciatore 
Senior Vice President

John provides strategic counsel for clients in the areas of public affairs, grassroots advocacy and government affairs, and is involved in all aspects of business development. Read more...

Christopher Rants

As a PolicyWorks partner, Christopher provides strategic government affairs counsel for clients. Read more…

Gracie Brandsgard
Director of Government Affairs 

As Director of Government Affairs, Gracie works fulltime at the Iowa statehouse during the legislative session, advocating for our clients' interests. Read more…

Keisha Knepper
Sr. Administrative Support Coordinator

As Sr. Administrative Support Coordinator, Keisha provides support for all PolicyWorks Iowa staff and assists with various client communications and scheduling. Read more…

Brian E. Johnson

Brian has over 30 years of experience in public affairs and lobbying at the local, state and federal levels. Read more…