Compass Government Relations Partners

The Team

The Compass Partners consists of seasoned lobbyists invested in the success of our clients.

Collectively, we bring decades of experience at every level of government. Compass combines

political and policy expertise with a team-focused approach to lobbying – and we like to win.

The Partners lobby in Delaware, Maryland and in the District of Columbia.

We are registered to lobby at the federal, state and local levels in each of these jurisdictions. 

HANNAH POWERS GARAGIOLA

President        

443-223-8463          

hgaragiola@compassadvocacy.com

 

​Hannah Powers Garagiola is the President and CEO of Compass Government Relations which was founded in 2018. Hannah has been a private sector lobbyist for 14 years advocating for fortune 500 businesses, major energy developers, infrastructure companies and large trade associations. At the helm of Compass Government Relations, Hannah directs a bipartisan team with a proven track record of commonsense solutions to business matters before the Maryland General Assembly, Maryland State House and local governments across Maryland. Hannah’s practice also includes lobbying before the D.C. City Council and Mayor’s Office. Known for her political savvy, understanding of policy issues, and energetic approach, Hannah’s clients are afforded access at the highest levels to meet their organization’s needs.

 

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ROBERT J. GARAGIOLA

Partner

301-801-9678

rgaragiola@compassadvocacy.com

 

Robert J. Garagiola has nearly 30 years of legislative, lobbying, and advocacy experience at the federal, state and local levels of government. As a former state Senate Majority Leader, he has strong relationships with the House and Senate leadership of the Maryland General Assembly as well as Hogan Administration officials. Having represented Montgomery County as a Senator for a decade, Rob is also one of the lead lobbyists in Montgomery County, Maryland. In addition, he has experience lobbying in Baltimore City and Frederick County. Rob also lobbies before the Delaware General Assembly, DC City Council, and in the halls of Congress.  

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TYLER BENNETT

Partner

410-428-2301

tbennett@compassadvocacy.com

Tyler has been lobbying in Annapolis for over six years on a wide range of issues including procurement, tax policy, environmental issues, public funding, and more. Prior to representing clients before the Maryland General Assembly and throughout the rest of the State, he worked for Senate President Thomas V. “Mike” Miller, Jr. where he staffed the Senate Budget and Taxation Committee. Tyler has used his time working with the Senate Budget and Taxation Committee, learning the ins and outs of the state budget process, and leveraging the relationships he built to represent and help clients secure millions in both state operating and capital budget funding. Additionally, Tyler has robust experience assisting clients as they navigate procurement opportunities at both the state and local levels. He is a proud graduate of West Virginia University where he studied political science and economics and currently resides in Baltimore City.

MOIRA MOYNIHAN CYPHERS

Partner

301-318-4220

mcyphers@compassadvocacy.com

 

Moira is an accomplished lobbyist on healthcare, renewable energy, local government, and social justice issues in Annapolis. On behalf of her diverse roster of clients, Moira has secured tens of millions in operating and capital budget funds – from major health care providers to afterschool programs. Nationally, Moira does policy work and logistics planning for conferences across the US and in Canada. A lobbyist since 2014, she served as senior staff on a gubernatorial race. Prior to that, Moira spent 5 years in the House as Legislative Director to a member on the Appropriations and Health and Government Operations Committees. In her off-session time, Moira has worked on federal health care policy, state and local elections and grassroots issue campaigns. 

 

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ISAAC MEYER

Partner

443-826-8685

imeyer@compassadvocacy.com

As the Manager of Government Relations for Service Corporation International, Isaac ran national corporate government relations in 33 states. Prior to that, Isaac lobbied before the Maryland General Assembly and Baltimore County government. In his free time, Isaac started a successful management consulting business focused on building government relations capacity for non-profit organizations. Isaac’s ten plus years in lobbying combined with his MBA from the Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland means he leverages his business experience and legislative contacts to deliver measurable value to his renewable energy, education and procurement clients.

 

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ALEXANDRA SHULL

Partner

410-829-0110

ashull@compassadvocacy.com 

Alex Shull has years of legislative, lobbying, and advocacy experience at the federal, state, and local levels of government. As a former Government Affairs Director for the Port of Baltimore, she has strong relationships with members in the Baltimore region of the Maryland General Assembly as well as Hogan Administration officials. Having worked for members of the House and Senate that represented Maryland’s Eastern Shore Alex brings unique, long standing relationships in this rural jurisdiction. In addition, Alex manages the Delaware book for Compass’ Government Affairs practice. 

 

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JOSH HOWE

Partner

443-624-6239

jhowe@compassadvocacy.com

 

Josh excels in policy analysis, logistics, and strategic advice. For the past several years, Josh has represented clients in policy matters related to business regulation, labor & employment, planning and zoning, civil justice, and behavioral health. Josh advocates for clients across Maryland and its local county jurisdictions including Montgomery and Anne Arundel Counties. Josh also heads Compass’ Washington D.C. government relations division, representing clients before the D.C. Council and Mayor’s executive agencies.

© 2021 by Compass Management Partners, Inc. is doing business as Compass Advocacy. Compass Government Relations Partners, Compass Public Relations &  Consulting Partners, and Compass Law Partners are not subsidiaries of Compass Advocacy. Each is a separate and distinct business. As a law firm, Compass Law Partners, which is a trade name for Garagiola Law Partners, LLC, does not share legal fees with non-lawyers.