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Mr. John Chwat

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Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • Master's Degree , American Government
    Georgetown University
  • Bachelor of Art degree , Political Science
    Long Island University
  • Juris Doctor
    American University's Washington College of Law
  • Masters Degree , American Government
    Georgetown University
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence
    American University
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DC's reputable government relations firm ..., 13 July 2015 [cached]
DC's reputable government relations firm led by 40+ year DC lobbying veteran John Chwat. The Chwat Group
John Chwat has a long record of serving private sector companies, industries, and trade and professional associations in the telecommunications area. He was a lobbyist for the Communications Satellite Corporation (COMSAT) influencing Congress on major legislation impacting international and domestic communications. In serving clients, his firm provided daily FCC and Congressional monitoring and reporting in the 1980's to the National Exchange Carriers Association (NECA) based in NJ and impacting telephone policy and tariffs. For over 27 years, he served as the Washington, D.C. lobbyist for the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) representing over 700,000 amateur radio licensees in their spectrum and radio policy issues in Congress. Mr. Chwat is active on the Alarm Industry Communication Committee (AICC) composed of all electronic and monitoring corporations and suppliers in the security industry, impacting the FCC and Congress. In this capacity, he is Director of Government Relations for the Electronic Security Association (ESA).
A Strong Record of Success:
When Congress allocated increases in fees for every FCC licensed communications entity John Chwat worked with Congressional leadership in the Committees of jurisdiction to exempt its clients, resulting in savings of over $15M When Congress considered selling spectrum Mr. Chwat secured Congressional leadership reversal of these allocations many times. Extensive, successful spectrum legislation experience benefiting clients.
government relations » ESA Integrator [cached]
Any correspondence members have with their elected officials should be shared with both Kevin and ESA's Director of Government Relations John Chwat at and respectively.
A meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, January 12 from 1:45-3:00 p.m. at the 2011 ESA Leadership Summit in Irving, TX. ESA's Director of Government Relations, John Chwat, will present highlights of legislative opportunities and discuss how the industry can organize under ESA to leverage the success of other cities and expand requirements and incentives both geographically and by application.
Questions or concerns regarding the information contained within the report should be directed to our Director of Government Relations, John Chwat at
We need to make the case for this, and work with our Legislative Director John Chwat in Washington, D.C.
ARRL Board Sets Legislative Agenda at 2011 Annual Meeting, 7 Feb 2011 [cached]
Legislative Relations: ARRL Legislative Consultant John Chwat of Chwat & Company reported on the legislative program in the 111th Congress and plans for the 112th, particularly the reintroduction of the Amateur Radio Emergency Communications Enhancement Act into the House of Representatives and the expected similar Senate bill.
Tri County Repeater Association - 145.470 Holcombe, WI - ARRL Board of Directors Outlines Ambitious Legislative Agenda, 27 Jan 2005 [cached]
Working with the new Congress could prove more difficult than in the past, ARRL's congressional consultant John Chwat of Chwat & Co suggested to the Board.He expressed the belief that the 109th Congress is very contentious and advised that every League effort on Capitol Hill focus on Amateur Radio's role in emergency communication.
DC's reputable government relations firm ..., 13 July 2015 [cached]
DC's reputable government relations firm led by 40+ year DC lobbying veteran John Chwat. The Chwat Group
John Chwat, President
John Chwat, a native Washingtonian, is a well-respected professional lobbyist who began his distinguished career on Capitol Hill in 1971. He 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 The Chwat Group, 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.
Mr. Chwat 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.
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