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Mr. John Chwat

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The Chwat Group Inc
1423 Powhatan Street, Suite 1
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
United States

Company Description: TCG provides state and federal government relations services to multi-billion dollar trade and industry associations, professional groups with membership over...   more

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
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence
    American University
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Chwat & Company, Inc. - President's Bio, 24 Feb 2014 [cached]
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. 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 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.
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.
Military Museum and Foundation Consulting :: Chwat & Company, Inc., 24 Feb 2014 [cached]
Chwat & Company's president, John Chwat, has over four decades of experience in government relations and consulting for corporations, trade and professional associations and other clients. He is a member of the American Associations of Museums (AAM) and the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), the Army Historical Foundation, Naval Historical Foundation, U.S. Calvary & Armor Association, and the Capitol Hill Historical Society.
"There are some major efforts underway ..., 10 Sept 2014 [cached]
"There are some major efforts underway at the FCC on the president's broadband expansion initiative on net neutrality, and there are some major concerns in the industry relating to net neutrality," said John Chwat, government relations director at ESA, which is an AICC member.
Making sure that alarm data isn't subject to discriminating ISPs and broadband providers isn't the only concern, Chwat told SSN.
John Chwat,
While that money has gone toward ..., 17 July 2014 [cached]
While that money has gone toward the production of reports, research, assessments and position papers, among other things, it has not gone toward the actual installation of electronic security systems, says John Chwat, director of government relations at the Electronic Security Association.
Through the past two fiscal cycles, $90 million and $75 million have been allocated, respectively, to the Department of Education and the Department of Justice to enhance school security.
"Not one dime of that money has been spent on security technology, for surveillance or other security equipment," Chwat said. He added: "We believe enough is enough. It's patently ridiculous; $300 million without any money for systems."
The news was a "complete shock" to ESA leadership when he and others met with the Department of Education during the association's annual Day on Capitol Hill event. The fiscal cycle for 2015 begins in October. Between now and that time, ESA will begin an educational campaign, in collaboration with the Security Industry Association and other security company representatives, to increase congressional awareness of the problem.
"We have to first call attention to the issue," Chwat said. "Because I believe most congressmen, if you were to confront them about this, would be shocked that with over $300 million allocated to school security, none of the money was for equipment."
With its industry partners, the ESA plans to first alert the Senate Appropriations Committee and advance the message that, while assessments and guidance have a place in the grand scheme of bolstering school security, there needs to be "some hardening and acquiring of equipment."
Another priority is to engage groups such as the National Parent Teacher Association and law enforcement groups whose main priority is to protect elementary and secondary schools. The plan, Chwat says, is to "acquaint them with the need to pursue a funding requirement in the appropriations process" before the 2016 fiscal process begins in January.
The ESA's education campaign will also focus on ensuring that the formula grants given to states will set aside resources intended specifically for schools to purchase security equipment. In Indiana, through the Indiana Secured School Fund, which is administered by the Indiana Department of Homeland Security, $9 million of grant money was given to the state, with $5 million earmarked for school technology.
Chwat says that can be a model for other states to follow. "That's a good thing, and that's what we want to do for all 50 states," he said. "That's what we'll be focused on for the next six months."
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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.
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