After five successful years of lobbying and advising our clients, Meridian Growth Strategies became Cansler Consulting. Using nearly two decades of intricate legislative and regulatory experiences in federal government and our vast nation-wide network, Cansler Consulting continues delivering positive results for our clientele. As was witnessed in the mid-term elections of 2010, the volatility of elected leadership can change the landscape in Washington, D.C. in as little as every 2 years. Such dramatic changes can have immense implications on your business. Thatâ€™s why our clients trust our proven strategies, supported by our experiences and consistency, to appropriately guide them through such change and lessen potential impacts on their business.
Lobbyist/strategy services offered:
Government Relations - communicating your needs to appropriate federal and local government officials.
Public Opinion Management - Lawmakers value voterâ€™s opinions in their respective districts, through grass roots training and organizing, we can influence decisions on major policy initiatives.
Government Procurement - The government is the single largest buyer of goods and services in the country. We can help you determine if you qualify for federal government purchasing preference programs and win federal contracts.
Coalition Buidling - organizing support to apply influence over law makers and regulators.
Association Management - providing organizations with the necessary tools and information for a more efficient organization
The 2012 Farm Bill Reauthorization - Strategic consulting to better influence the impact of the 2012Farm Bill
We invite you to use our experience, genuine commitment, and personalized service to achieve your goals.
About the Founder, Timothy Cansler
Having two decades of experience working closely with congressional leaders, members on key Committees and regulatory officials, Tim Cansler, Founder and Chief Strategist of Cansler Consulting, continues to successfully achieve legislative and policy initiatives vital to client interests.
Timâ€™s successful strategies have consistently helped educate Members of Congress leading to federal budget authorization and appropriations sought by clients. He has also been successful in working with regulatory officials to ensure programs beneficial to his clientsâ€™ interests are implemented as intended.
Tim is currently using his experience to provide counsel as a senior executive of a professional association responsible for regulating the $36 billion California agriculture industry which is the largest, most diverse agriculture industry in the U.S. and the eleventh largest economy in the world.
Before starting his consulting practice, Tim held key economic and marketing positions with the Executive Branch at the Department of Agriculture. In this capacity Tim advised the Undersecretary of the Department of Agriculture responsible for operations of three federal agencies administering over $2.6 billion in Marketing and Regulatory Programs (MRP). The Marketing and Regulatory Program promotes and expedites domestic and international trade of U.S. agricultural products. The Agencies of MRP actively participate in national and international bodies that structure a variety of industry standards.
During his service, Tim made recommendations to cabinet-level officials on multiple, complex marketing issues including Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (mad cow disease) and Avian influenza. This culminated in his participation in international trade negotiations in Beijing, China and Mexico to continue market access for U.S. beef and poultry products and varying phytosanitary trade issues. Tim also offered intricate solutions on other complex marketing and economic policies including phytosanitary trade disputes, supply-chain development, price discovery and transparency, transportation and biotechnology. During his tenure at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Tim was recognized for his work as a recipient of the Administratorâ€™s Award for Policy Implementation of the 2002 Farm Bill.
For nearly a decade, Tim gained vital experience building grassroots coalitions, successfully developing a statewide campaign to defeat constitutional amendments and lobbying Congress on behalf of one of the nation's largest membership organizations, the Farm Bureau.
Having worked with members of Congress and regulatory officials since 1987, Tim possesses an in-depth knowledge of the relationship between legislation, regulation and politics and its impacts on domestic and international markets. His proven abilities to successfully manage difficult, multi-faceted economic, marketing, legislative and regulatory issues sets him apart as you consider adding the next member to your team to achieve your goals.