Our Team2021-03-08T15:23:41+00:00

Our Team

President and Founder

Charles H. “Chip” Gerhardt, III, is President and Founder of Government Strategies Group, LLC. Chip has an extensive background in the fields of government affairs, economic development, and issues advocacy. He has worked in these areas both in the private and public sectors, and on local, state and federal levels.

Vice President

James T. Benedict brings a broad background in government affairs and economic development to Government Strategies Group, LLC. His practice focuses on state and local legislative and executive level government affairs services as well as providing economic development counsel for companies considering expansion or relocation plans.

Strategic Partner

Anne Sesler brings more than twenty years’ experience in public affairs consulting to Government Strategies Group, LLC. Anne works with local elected officials, state legislators, reporters and community leaders on behalf of corporate and non-profit clients.

Vice President – Development Strategies

Doug Moormann is a seasoned economic development and government relations professional with more than twenty-five years of experience in linking people with government to creatively solve problems.

Senior Associate

Alana Tucker joined the GSG team in 2014. She came directly from Cincinnati City Councilwoman Amy Murray’s office where she served as the Community Outreach Director. While at the city, Alana worked on projects focusing on regional cooperation and shared services, transportation, public services and the city budget. She served as a liaison with the city’s 52 neighborhoods, troubleshooting and overcoming obstacles while creating impactful and long-lasting relationships.

Operations Manager

Ali Trianfo joined Government Strategies Group in July 2018. Prior to joining GSG, she served as the Director of Community Affairs for Cincinnati City Councilmember Greg Landsman. While in Landsman’s office, Ali oversaw constituent services, coordinating with City departments, and helping neighborhood councils in all 52 neighborhoods to solve residents’ issues with the City.

Vehr Communications is a fully integrated marketing communications agency that helps brands think deeply, create boldly and engage completely. It partners with some of Greater Cincinnati’s most cherished brands on strategic planning and positioning; issues management and crisis communications; internal and external communications; community and media relations; content development; design; and social media engagement.

Mark Mallory is President and CEO of Mark Mallory & Associates, LLC, a consulting firm focused on urban revitalization, economic development, transportation, and sustainability. Prior to starting his consulting firm, he served as the 68th Mayor of the City of Cincinnati. He was first elected Mayor in 2005 and was re-elected in 2009.  His election marked a new era for City Hall as the first two-term Mayor under the City’s new Stronger-Mayor system, the first directly-elected black Mayor. Mark previously served in the Ohio House of Representatives and Ohio Senate.