Introducing the President of the Firm, John Chwat
John Chwat, a native Washingtonian, is a well-respected professional lobbyist who began his distinguished career on Capitol Hill in 1971.
has extensive experience at the federal and state level representing a multi-client base of corporations, trade and professional associations, industry coalitions, and foreign clients.
As President of the government relations firm of Chwat & Company, he has maintained a strong Washington presence for the firm's clients, representing their interests at all levels of government.
Mr. Chwat has a unique background specializing on how the Congress works, having served both Democrats and Republicans as a "Hill Professional" in the capacity of Chief of Staff to the late Rep.
Mr. Chwat served as a Legislative Assistant to the late Rep.
A graduate of Georgetown University with a Master's Degree in American Government, Mr. Chwat holds a Juris Doctor from American University's Washington College of Law and a Bachelor of Art degree in Political Science from Long Island University.
He has taught courses on lobbying the legislative process and American government at George Mason University, Trinity College, Northern Virginia Community College and the Washington Center.
teaches lobbying techniques and government-relations strategies to industry and trade association conventions, state and national groups, and corporate board of directors' meetings.
He served on the Government Relations Council of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) and as Chairman of ASAE's "Advanced Institute on Government Relations.