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Strategic Partnership with Vulcan Consulting

Published on 05/26/2020

“Brussels firm and Washington DC based firm today announced the forging of a strategic partnership between their two operations that will allow the firms to provide comprehensive transatlantic services to their clients. Industries and organizations with transatlantic business interests will be serviced by trusted partners with a proven track record of excellence and expertise.”

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Waging Peace

Published on 04/28/2020 via Macalester College

The story of Mel Duncan (Macalester College ’72) and Bob Van Heuvelen (Macalester College ’72) starts on Dupre 4, then spans from Capitol Hill to South Sudan—and back to St. Paul…And three years after their Reunion reconnection, Duncan and Van Heuvelen stand behind those unarmed protectors, striving to build more support for that culture of peace.

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2019 Top-Performing Lobbying Firms

Published on 12/28/2019 via Bloomberg Government

Each year, Bloomberg Government identifies top-performing firms by examining critical business performance metrics including growth in revenue, average revenue per client, high short- and long-term customer retention rates, and exceptional revenue per registered lobbyist, and more. For 2019, 43 organizations were identified as standout firms based on their performance in these areas. Ranking as the firm with the 8th highest year-over-year revenue growth, VH Strategies is proud to be recognized as a standout firm by Bloomberg Government.

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The Hill’s Top Lobbyists 2019

Published on 12/12/2019 via The Hill

“In a busy and testing year for the influence world, these are the people who wielded their clout and knowledge most effectively on behalf of their clients… The ranks of Washington’s policy experts and influencers run deep, but these are the players who stand out for delivering results for their clients in the halls of Congress and the administration.”

Since founding VH Strategies in 2007, Bob has routinely appeared on The Hill’s annual Top Lobbyist list.

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‘Crumbling’ Schools Spur Democrats to Renew Infrastructure Push

Published on 1/23/2019 via Bloomberg Government

“Republicans also will be looking for ways to compromise with Democrats in a divided government, said Bob Van Heuvelen, who has lobbied on school infrastructure with VH Strategies. “I’m not a Pollyanna but I would not be out of bounds to speculate that there will be some Republican support in the House and the Senate for doing something,” he said.”

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Even in tough times, K Streeters know where to find business

Published on 2/28/2013 via the Washington Post

“So what’s a lobbyist to do in 2013 in pursuit of a few bucks? Concentrate on highly focused legislation of extreme importance to particular clients. “It’s sort of anomalous because a lot of people think it’s all gridlock, but government has to function, and there are rifle-shot changes that can be done,” says VH Strategies’ Bob Van Heuvelen, who spent 10 years as chief of staff for former Senate Budget Committee chairman Kent Conrad (D-N.D.).”

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Veteran Dem staffers head for exit

Published on 08/16/2011 via Politico

“New Mexico Senator Jeff Bingaman’s former chief Ward said he left largely because the New Mexico Democrat is leaving at the end of his term. “Were Jeff running for reelection, I would have stayed, and probably well into his next term,” Ward wrote in an email, noting that he jumped at the chance to join Van Heuvelen. “With Jeff’s retirement announcement, I began to look around as well as be contacted about a number of opportunities,” Ward wrote. “I would have liked to stay with Jeff closer to the end of this Congress, but this great opportunity is available now. That’s the key element of timing.”

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Strategic Partnership with Vulcan Consulting

Published on 05/26/2020

“Brussels firm and Washington DC based firm today announced the forging of a strategic partnership between their two operations that will allow the firms to provide comprehensive transatlantic services to their clients. Industries and organizations with transatlantic business interests will be serviced by trusted partners with a proven track record of excellence and expertise.”

Please CLICK HERE to read the full press release.

Waging Peace

Published on 04/28/2020 Macalester College

The story of Mel Duncan (Macalester College ’72) and Bob Van Heuvelen (Macalester College ’72) starts on Dupre 4, then spans from Capitol Hill to South Sudan—and back to St. Paul…And three years after their Reunion reconnection, Duncan and Van Heuvelen stand behind those unarmed protectors, striving to build more support for that culture of peace.

Please CLICK HERE to read the full article.

2019 Top-Performing Lobbying Firms

Published on 12/28/2019 via Bloomberg Government

Each year, Bloomberg Government identifies top-performing firms by examining critical business performance metrics including growth in revenue, average revenue per client, high short- and long-term customer retention rates, and exceptional revenue per registered lobbyist, and more. For 2019, 43 organizations were identified as standout firms based on their performance in these areas. Ranking as the firm with the 8th highest year-over-year revenue growth, VH Strategies is proud to be recognized as a standout firm by Bloomberg Government.

Please CLICK HERE to read the full article.

The Hill’s Top Lobbyists 2019

Published on 12/12/2019 via The Hill

“In a busy and testing year for the influence world, these are the people who wielded their clout and knowledge most effectively on behalf of their clients… The ranks of Washington’s policy experts and influencers run deep, but these are the players who stand out for delivering results for their clients in the halls of Congress and the administration.”

Since founding VH Strategies in 2007, Bob has routinely appeared on The Hill’s annual Top Lobbyist list.

Please CLICK HERE to read the full article.

‘Crumbling’ Schools Spur Democrats to Renew Infrastructure Push

Published on 1/23/2019 via Bloomberg Government

“Republicans also will be looking for ways to compromise with Democrats in a divided government, said Bob Van Heuvelen, who has lobbied on school infrastructure with VH Strategies. “I’m not a Pollyanna but I would not be out of bounds to speculate that there will be some Republican support in the House and the Senate for doing something,” he said.”

Please CLICK HERE to read the full article.

Even in tough times, K Streeters know where to find business

Published on 2/28/2013 via the Washington Post

“So what’s a lobbyist to do in 2013 in pursuit of a few bucks? Concentrate on highly focused legislation of extreme importance to particular clients. “It’s sort of anomalous because a lot of people think it’s all gridlock, but government has to function, and there are rifle-shot changes that can be done,” says VH Strategies’ Bob Van Heuvelen, who spent 10 years as chief of staff for former Senate Budget Committee chairman Kent Conrad (D-N.D.).”

Please CLICK HERE to read the full article.

Veteran Dem staffers head for exit

Published on 08/16/2011 via Politico

“New Mexico Senator Jeff Bingaman’s former chief Ward said he left largely because the New Mexico Democrat is leaving at the end of his term. “Were Jeff running for reelection, I would have stayed, and probably well into his next term,” Ward wrote in an email, noting that he jumped at the chance to join Van Heuvelen. “With Jeff’s retirement announcement, I began to look around as well as be contacted about a number of opportunities,” Ward wrote. “I would have liked to stay with Jeff closer to the end of this Congress, but this great opportunity is available now. That’s the key element of timing.”

Please CLICK HERE to read the full article.