THE COMPASS PHILOSOPHY & TEAM
Our team 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.
Compass Government Relations Partners lobbies 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
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. Learn more about Hannah!
ROBERT J. GARAGIOLA
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. Learn more about Rob!
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
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. Learn more about Moira!
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.
Alex comes to Compass Government Relations Partners with almost a decade of experience in state, county, and municipal government affairs. A Hogan appointee to the Maryland Department of Transportation, Alex served as the Chief Government Relations Consultant for the Maryland Port Administration. She is well versed in business, energy, and transportation policy and assists clients in maneuvering the waters of government relations in Delaware and Maryland.
Josh excels in policy analysis, logistics, and strategic advice. For the past several years, Josh has represented clients in the health IT space, state and local procurement, and renewable energy. Josh ensures Compass clients are ready to advocate before the Maryland General Assembly and leads effective advocacy training for clients and their members. As a former staffer to Senator Nancy King, Josh ran the Montgomery County Senate Delegation. Originally from Calvert County, Josh is a graduate of the UMD College Park, enjoys running and playing golf.