James Magazine, InsiderAdvantage Georgia’s sister company, is the only Georgia media outlet that encourages readers — along with a small bipartisan group of advisors– to vote online to rank Georgia’s registered lobbyists. And, of course, many of the lobbyists are involved in public policy issues that require working with public servants ranging from members of the General Assembly to county and city officials.

The statewide magazine published its “2021 Top Lobbyists” rankings in its Sept.-Oct. 2021 issue and, at a January 12th reception at Atlanta’s Buckhead Club, James CEO and Publisher Phil Kent presented awards to the recipients. Also, two veteran lobbyists, Julianna McConnell and Bryan Fiveash, were inducted into the magazine’s “Hall of Fame.” Accompanying this article are pictures from the event.


GeorgiaLink Public Affairs was named Georgia’s ‘Top Lobbying Firm – non-Law Firm Affiliated, Larger’: (L-R) Skin Edge, Trip Martin, Shalamar Parham, Nigel Walton, Jay Roberts, James Publisher Phil Kent, & Boyd Pettit


Bryan Fiveash of Fiveash Stanley (R) is inducted into James’ ‘Top Lobbyists’ Hall of Fame


Georgia Health Care Association President Tony Marshall (L) and VP of Government Affairs Russel Carlson (middle) accept the award for ‘Top Business or Trade Association’


Terry Mathews (L) accepting the award for ‘Top Lobbying Firm – non-Law Firm Affiliated, Smaller’ on behalf of Mathews & Maxwell


Julianna McConnell (R) of The Preston Group is inducted into James’ ‘Top Lobbyists’ Hall of Fame


Robb Willis (L), Chairman of Troutman Pepper Strategies, was named Georgia’s ‘Top Lobbyist’


Taylor English Decisions’ Earl Ehrhart (middle) accepts the award for ‘Top Lobbying Firm, Law Firm Affiliated’ alongside colleague Holli Gibbs (R)


John “Whit” Whitfield (L) of J.W. Whitfield Consulting was named James’ top ‘Rising Star’ of 2021




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