Ivan V. Lanier is the founding President and Chief Executive Officer of Greenwill Consulting Group, LLC. With more then thirty years of government relations and legal experience. Mr. Lanier has an in-depth knowledge of Maryland’s legislative process, specializing in energy, medical cannabis, transportation, telecommunications, property, alcohol, and health-care legislation.
Lanier founded the firm in 2002 and under his leadership Greenwill Consulting Group has grown to become one of the leading government relations firms in Annapolis, Maryland. For the sixth consecutive year Ivan has ranked as one of the top twenty-five performing lobbyist in Annapolis, Maryland. He currently represents or has previously represented many Fortune 500 companies and continues to service a diverse list of clientele.
Ivan is widely recognized as a bipartisan lobbyist and believes that to be successful as a government relations professional, one must have strong relationships on both sides of the aisle. Through his vast experience, Ivan knows that virtually every vote is a coalition of Democrats and Republicans, and that his lobbying effort builds that alliance of Democratic and Republican legislators. Through Ivan’s leadership, Greenwill has developed an expertise for bringing together such a coalition that supports the positions of its clients.
Mr. Lanier is a retired Police Sergeant from the Prince George’s County (Maryland) Police Department. During his twenty-year career with the department, he served as Commander of The Basic Training Division, Director of Wellness, Master Firearms Instructor, Emergency Vehicle Operations Commander and Criminal Law Instructor.
Ivan’s professional successes have been recognized by many organizations. His most recent appointment was as Chair of the Maryland Clean Energy Center and Vice Chair of the Maryland Association of Energy Professionals. Ivan’s a member of the Corporate Round Table of the National Black Caucus of State Legislators, which is comprised of business professionals from around the country. He’s also a member of the Board of Directors of The Maryland State Troopers Foundation, The Washington Networking Group, The Maryland Washington D.C. Utility’s Council, The Minority Public Affairs Group, The Legislative Mentoring Group and The Maryland Upper Shore Council of Economic Development. He is the recipient of numerous awards and through his forty-five years of serving the public.
Partner / Lobbyist
Katie Nash has extensive experience in government and public affairs and began her career as a legislative aide in the Maryland General Assembly. For the past fifteen years, Ms. Nash has developed strong relationships within State and local governments and brings thorough knowledge of the legislative process. Her notable experience also includes serving as a Maryland non-profit executive, government contract program manager, and communications professional. Ms. Nash is honored to have within her portfolio a wide range of industries, ranging from the energy and biotechnology industries to local government and procurement.
In 2014 she was recognized by the Daily Record as a Maryland Leading Woman. In 2015 she was identified as one of Frederick Magazine’s “People to Watch”. Katie serves on several boards of non-profits including Community Mediation Maryland and is a trained and practicing mediator. Katie is the Co-Chair of the Mayor-appointed Frederick Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program Review Panel and is passionate about her work as a Partner of a Maryland-certified Minority Business Enterprise.
Katie also serves on the Board of Directors of the United Way of Frederick County, is an active member of the Maryland Government Relations Association, and is active in her faith community at Trinity United Methodist Church. She is an active Leadership Frederick County alumna (2015) and Hood College alumna (’04, M.B.A.’08). Katie resides in Frederick, Maryland and enjoys spending time with her family (even when her 93 year-old Grandad roommate drives her crazy), being “Super Mom”, and spending every free moment exploring.