92 Franklin Street, Annapolis, MD

Our Professionals

Ivan V. Lanier

President / CEO

Ivan V. Lanier is the founding President and Chief Executive Officer of Greenwill Consulting Group, LLC. With over forty 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,  and Health-Care.

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  over a decade Ivan has ranked as one of the top twenty 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  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 his lobbying effort builds that alliance of 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.  He has been the recipient of numerous awards through his many years of serving the private and public sector.

Jonathan S. Carpenter

Vice President of Government Affairs

Before Joining Greenwill, Jonathan Carpenter was the Vice President of Industry and Government Affairs for District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water). Under this capacity Mr. Carpenter was responsible for the memberships and relationships with the utility’s industry partners locally, federally, nationally, and globally. His experience in government affairs plays a significant role in partnering and developing relationships with governmental, elected, and appointed leaders at all levels.

Mr. Carpenter brings 20 years of Industry, Business, and Government Relations experience, prior to working for DC Water Jonathan was employed as Business Development Director for Veolia North America. He was responsible for consulting on projects across the country that focused on cost savings and process optimizations in water and wastewater utilities. During his tenure at Veolia Mr. Carpenter represented the organization with Industry partners such as US Conference of Mayors, National Forum of Black Public Administrators, US Chamber of Commerce, and many others.

Jonathan previously worked for the Mayor of Indianapolis, Indiana as the MBE/WBE Program Director serving as the advocate for Minority and Women Owned Businesses.He was the government relations director for Maryland’s oldest public employees labor organization; Maryland Classified Employee Association prior to departing for Indianapolis.

Civic involvement and leadership have always been a priority for Jonathan, and he demonstrates this by participating in organizations both Professionally and Personally. He holds a B.A. in Political Science from Morgan State University.

Lesly Feliz

Government Affairs Assistant

Prior to joining Greenwill, Lesly’s work experience was centered in the finance industry. She began her career in business operations where she worked as an assistant within the government services unit and continued her career as a licensed loan officer.

She has experience in developing company compliance communications and coordinating proper reporting channels for conformance with the applicable federal, state and industry laws and regulations. She also has a vast understanding of the lending process and all legalities effectively handled to assure the lending process went as expected for her clients.

Lesly is a very enthusiastic and personable individual. She is passionate about creating organizational success and bettering brand reputation through serving clients in a truly memorable way. With her firm understanding of the regulatory requirements in the finance industry and determination to achieve her client’s goals gives her an advantage in the lobbying arena.

Lesly holds a B.S. in Kinesiology from the University of Maryland, College Park. She is proficient in Spanish. During her free time, Lesly enjoys video editing, traveling, and reading.