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Anthony Hayes | Founder and President

THI founder Anthony Hayes has spent more than 15 years in communications, crisis and issue management and political and legislative campaigns. He founded The Hayes Initiative to apply his experience steering organizations’ public affairs and media relations to clients across business, politics, nonprofits, and philanthropy. A seasoned C-level advisor, Anthony has cultivated an energetic, fast-growing company now trusted to execute strategy for prominent clients around the globe.

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Lisa MacSpadden | Managing Director

Lisa MacSpadden is a veteran communications professional with decades of experience as a strategic advisor to elected and appointed officials, C-suite executives, board members, and senior leaders. She excels at navigating high pressure, politically sensitive, and confidential issues while demonstrating the utmost level of discretion and judgment.

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Michael Czaczkes | Senior Vice President

Michael has over a decade of experience in government and community relations, legislative affairs, and strategic communications. He has successfully worked with elected officials at all levels of government, community-based organizations, and government leaders to pass legislation, win crucial funding, and ease bureaucratic gridlock.

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Callie Holtermann | Junior Associate

Callie Holtermann has wide-ranging public service experience working with campaigns, legislative offices, and community partnerships. She is an experienced event coordinator and writer of speeches, tweets, and other messaging to help make sense of the political moment. She has produced conversations and panel discussions covering women’s political representation, voting rights, paid family leave, and access to reproductive care.

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Hope Hunt | Executive Assistant

Hope has over a decade of experience as a project manager and business strategist working with entrepreneurs in a variety of industries. She is an experienced software developer, event planner and logistics expert. Prior to working as an executive assistant, she was a social worker working with dually diagnosed adults in Chicago, IL, and a software developer for large companies across the United States.