CIVITΛS Public Affairs Group

Our Work

Winning Advocacy & Public Affairs Campaigns.

From strengthening communities to enhancing common sense public policy and expanding equality, our team of seasoned professionals based in Washington, D.C., Boston, New York, and Chicago, is equipped with the know-how and network to get the job done.

Civitas works with leaders from across the political spectrum to forge bold, bipartisan government relations plans and to craft cutting-edge communications and marketing campaigns. We are at the helm of shaping public policy at the local, state, and federal levels. And we have the track record to prove it.

Civitas (siv'i-tas): Good citizenship with Individual and collective responsibility. Accepting certain obligations to one another and to future generations.

Our People

Patrick Guerriero and Bill Smith are the founding partners of Civitas Public Affairs Group. Working with in-house experts and leaders from across the political spectrum, the Civitas team forges bold, bipartisan government relations plans and crafts cutting-edge communications and marketing campaigns.

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Patrick Guerriero

Founding Partner


Bill Smith

Founding Partner


Katherine Grainger, Esq.



Joanne Schwartz



Dave Horwich



James C. Dozier

Senior Associate


Jon Kuhl

Senior Associate


Caleb Queen


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Elizabeth Hira, Esq.



Patrick Phillippi



Adrian Haro



Chris Cordingley

Project Manager


Michelle Carroll

Project Coordinator

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Charlotte Wilson

Office Manager

Some of Our Clients

Below is a sampling of our past and present clients and their successes.

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Audubon mobilizes its network of members, chapters, centers, state offices, and staff to connect people with nature and the power to protect it.
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The Voter Participation Center

The Voter Participation Center works to register, turnout, and raise issue awareness among voters.
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Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES)

CRES supports Republicans who have shown leadership on clean energy and climate issues.
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All Out

All Out is a global, grassroots network of more than 2.1 million people working toward full equality for LGBT people across the world.
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Federal Agencies Project

The Federal Agencies Project (FAP) seeks to bring about lasting policy changes that improve the lives and well being of all Americans.
Autism Speaks
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Autism Speaks

Autism Speaks is the world’s leading autism advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research on autism's causes, prevention, and treatments.
Fund for the Republic
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Issue One

By engaging the American public and funders, Issue One cultivates the resources necessary to achieve and defend substantive money-in-politics reforms.
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Gill Foundation

Built through the generosity and strategic vision of LGBT pioneer Tim Gill, the Gill Foundation is one of the nation's largest funders of work to achieve LGBT equality.


In the News

April 20, 2015

Civitas Senior Associate Jon Kuhl’s Op-ed in CNBC: Why Investors Should Worry About 2016 Election Now

March 6, 2015

Civitas Public Affairs Group Signs Amicus Brief Urging Supreme Court to Support Marriage Equality

March 2, 2015

Civitas Associate Patrick Phillippi’s Op-ed in the Daily Caller: Millennials Pulling the GOP to the Middle

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