September 18, 2018

Craig Holzheauser joins Cornerstone Government Affairs in Austin

Austin, TX – Cornerstone Government Affairs announced Monday the addition of Craig Holzheauser as a Vice President to the firm. Holzheauser comes to Cornerstone having previously been a political consultant.

“We are delighted to have Craig join the Cornerstone team,” Texas-based Cornerstone Director Tony Essalih said. “His relationships, skillset, and enthusiasm for Austin politics is a perfect fit for the firm. We look forward to continuing the growth of our Texas office with his addition.”

Craig Holzheauser brings to Cornerstone years of involvement in Texas state and local politics. A Victoria, Texas native and Texas A&M University graduate, Craig went to work in the private sector after college before beginning a political career at the state capitol in 2012. After working two highly-contentious Republican primary campaigns, Craig went to work for Chairwoman Myra Crownover. He quickly took over as Legislative Director and Committee Director for the House Committee on Public Health. From these positions, Craig made critical contacts and further honed his understanding of the political process. His expertise includes: public health, health care, housing, occupational regulation, transportation, energy, and business regulation.

“Cornerstone’s industry expertise and collaborative structure provides clients with unparalleled government affairs services across the country,” Holzheauser said.  “I am excited for the opportunity to join the Austin team and help expand Cornerstone’s success throughout the great state of Texas.”

Cornerstone’s Texas offices include Tony Essalih, Martin Hubert, Justin Jordan, Tyler Nelson, and Tim Schauer. The firm was founded in 2002 in Washington, D.C. and has offices in 10 locations.




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