News & Resources


Trade Missions

September 25, 2017

David Adelman, Cornerstone Principal & Director out of our Des Moines, Iowa office, recaps his recent Iowa Economic Trade mission trip to Israel with Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds, Iowa Economic Development Authority Director Debi Durham and others. David offers a compelling insight into trade mission and how helpful they can be to assist in forming partnerships with the private sector and foreign markets. Click here to read more.


The Solar Eclipse & Public Affairs
September 1, 2017

The recent solar eclipse and public affairs have more in common than you might think. Jimmy Centers and Matt Paul with Cornerstone Public Affairs take a look at how media and information is consumed from the last solar eclipse in 1979 to the most recent one. It's no suprise that the media landscape has changed dramatically and similarly Cornerstone has evolved with its addition of Cornerstone Public Affairs. Continue reading here about the Solar Eclipse & Public Affairs.


State Perspective
July 28, 2017

Cornerstone Maryland office co-founder Delora Sanchez gives a unique and enlightening perspective about working at Cornerstone through the eyes of one of our state offices. Not only is the piece applicable to Maryland but it covers a vantage point for all of Cornerstone's eight state offices and how collaborative our efforts truly are. Continue reading here about a State Perspective.


The Golden Ticket
June 29, 2017

Cornerstone Vice President Madeleine Diakiwski writes about Washington's "Golden Ticket", better known as the coveted internship. She takes a look a look at Cornerstone's unique offerings to young professionals through our internship program. Continue reading here about the The Golden Ticket.


The Evolution of Cornerstone's Defense Practice Group

May 31, 2017

Cornerstone Principal John Keast takes a look at Cornerstone's deep history with the defense industry and Cornerstone's particular practice group. In 15 years, a lot has changed in regards to the size and capabilities of Cornerstone's defense team but the commitment to clients has been unwavering. Continue reading here about the Evolution of Cornerstone's Defense Practice Group.

Ag is America

April 24, 2017

Cornerstone Principal and Director Jim Richards writes a refreshing blog post on one of Cornerstone's largest practice groups, agriculture. The blog serves as a reminder that agriculture isn't just "cows and plows" but touches so much of our every day lives. Continue reading here to see why Ag is America.

Celebrating National Public Health Week -
Cornerstone works to help create the healthiest nation

April 5, 2017

April 3-9 marks this year's National Public Health Week. Cornerstone Principal and Director Amy Souders takes a look at the founding of Cornerstone's health practice and specifically the expanse of our public health work in the past 15 years. Continue reading here.

The Decision

March 6, 2017

Cornerstone's President & Managing Director, Geoff Gonella, looks back into Cornerstone history and recalls the pivotal decision for Cornerstone to open our first state office in 2008 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. 10 state offices later, it's hard to imagine that the decision ever felt risky. Continue reading here to get a ground level look at why Cornerstone made the decision and how it's shaped our 15 year history.

15 Years Flies by When You're a Family

February 15, 2017

One of Cornerstone's Managing Directors, Camp Kaufman, kicks off our first blog post of 2017 by revisiting the past 15 years of Cornerstone history. We're thrilled to be celebrating such a major milestone and are looking forward to celebrating our 15 years of history. Camp highlights what has made the past 15 years so memorable and successful for our team members. Continue reading here.

"So What Are You Doing on the Hill?"
December 21, 2016

One of Cornerstone's Fall 2016 interns, Michelle Bowling, gives her perspective on Capitol Hill. A recent college graduate, she gives a fresh take
on what it feels like to be new in D.C. and how interning, both on the Hill and at Cornerstone, has shaped her outlook. Michelle will begin a full time job in the House of Representatives in January. Continue reading her blog post here.

Local Control
November 22, 2016

It goes without saying that November saw a lot of changes in our country and political systems, many of which we have yet to comprehend their full effect. In our latest All Corners post, Tony Essalih, in our Austin and Houston offices, opines on a particular issue affecting the states – the 10th Amendment and Local Control. Will Texas soon be saying their usual mantra “Everything’s Bigger in Texas!” when it comes to the federal government’s input and control? Continue reading here.

Innovation and Collaboration are the American Way
October 27, 2016

Cornerstone's cyber security expert, Heather Molino, gives her insight into the most recent cyberattack last week that involved tens of millions of IP addresses. Will the U.S. be able to keep up with cyber-security measures as attacks become more common? How will a new Administration handle the ever expanding realm that is cyber-security? Read Heather's take on these questions and more here.
The Presidential Debate - The Great American Spectacle

September 26, 2016

Ahead of tonight's presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, Cornerstone Partners Mike Smith and Camp Kaufman take on the Democratic and Republican perspectives. It may not be a clean fight but it sure will be fun to watch. Continue reading here.

Recess? What Recess?
August 25, 2016

There might be a perception that the nation's capital shuts down in August for recess but Cornerstone Partner Hunt Shipman suggests that Washington is the actual city that never sleeps. As August comes to an end, read about what's really been happening in the capital city this month. Continue reading here.
The Philadelphia Experiment: What to expect at the Democratic Convention

July 21, 2016

Democratic strategist and Cornerstone Vice President Todd Webster gives his take on the upcoming Democratic Convention in the "Philadelphia Experiment", Part 2 of a series covering the National Conventions. Continue reading here.
Cleveland 2016: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

July 15, 2016

Cornerstone Partner John Keast gives insight into the upcoming GOP Convention with "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly" in Part 1 of a series covering the National Conventions. Continue reading here.
Energy Infrastructure Hardening With Industry and Government Cooperation
June 15, 2016

Cornerstone Prinicpal and energy expert Denise Bode takes an intriguing look at the seemingly unlikely topics of the energy and cyber defense industries, two major practice areas of Cornerstone. To understand how the two industries intersect, continue reading here.



Camila Knowles Joins Cornerstone Government Affairs

September 18, 2017

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Cornerstone adds Senate Defense Expert Anthony Lazarski

July 10, 2017

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Former Tom Price Senior Aide Joins Cornerstone

June 8, 2017

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Cornerstone adds Speaker Madigan's Political Director to Illinois Offices

June 5, 2017

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Cornerstone adds House Republican Policy Expert

May 10, 2017

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Cornerstone announces the launch of Cornerstone Public Affairs

March 29, 2017

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Cornerstone adds Senior Republican Appropriator

March 6, 2017

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Cornerstone adds Political Consultant to Texas Team

January 10, 2017

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Cornerstone adds Veteran Consultants to Team

January 10, 2017

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Sara Allen joins Cornerstone's Des Moines, Iowa Team

October 4, 2016

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Tyler Nelson to join Cornerstone's Texas and DC offices
May 4, 2016
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Cornerstone Adds Senior Democratic Strategist, Todd Webster
January 20, 2016
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Lisa Duarte, Senior Staff to Mayor Emanuel, joins Cornerstone's Chicago Team

January 12, 2016
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Elliott Flaggs joins Cornerstone's Jackson, Mississippi Team

October 20, 2015
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Cornerstone Government Affairs adds Annapolis, Maryland Office
September 29, 2015
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