Our Team

Mike Ferguson

President

With a combination of lobbying and public relations experience, Mike serves as Calmetto’s chief political strategist on behalf of the firm’s clients. His professional background prior to Calmetto includes serving on the staff of former U.S. Congressman Christopher Cox (R-CA) and working as a corporate communications representative for Rockwell International Corporation at the company’s world headquarters.

Chris Condeluci, Esq.

Counsel

Chris is a subject matter expert in the areas of employee benefits, federal taxation and insurance matters. He has extensive Capital Hill experience, including serving as counsel for the Senate Finance Committee. Chris also regularly represents clients before federal regulatory agencies.

Wrenne Bartlett

Client Services Associate

Wrenne is a client services associate specializing in political fund-raising, publications, and media relations. She is a recent graduate of Clemson University with a double-major of Political Science and Economics.

Adam Brackemyre

Vice President, State Government Relations

Adam serves as the state government relations director and also assists with federal lobbying. He has over ten years of policy and advocacy experience with health insurance and health care trade associations.

Dave Kirby

Media Director

As the principal of Calmetto business partner DKI Public Relations, Dave develops and executes media relations campaigns and related communications strategies in support of specific public policy objectives. He has a successful track record of securing favorable editorial placements on behalf of Calmetto clients in a variety of on-line and print publications, including the Wall Street Journal.

Ryan Work

Vice President, Government Relations

Ryan is responsible for managing federal government relations initiatives and political action committees on behalf of association and corporate clients. Prior to joining to Calmetto, he was a senior corporate lobbyists for McGraw Hill and before that spent nearly 10 years working in various staff positions on Capitol Hill.

Dakota Jackson

Client Services Associate

Dakota is a government relations associate specializing in political action committees, client services and federal policy advocacy. Her prior experience includes working as a Tennessee congressional campaign regional field director. Dakota is a graduate of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, with a degree in Economics.