Hartman Cosco, LLC
Hartman Cosco opened for business in 2011, and the firm, known then as H2C Strategies, quickly became one of West Virginia's top government relations firms. In 2015, the firm’s peers and Southern Politics Magazine voted it one of the south's top government affairs firms.
Today, Hartman Cosco Government Relations is a team of seasoned professionals who have the insight and intuition that come only from experience. The Hartman Cosco team, made up of professionals who respect and understand both sides of the political aisle, successfully has engaged in community and statewide initiatives for decades.
Hartman Cosco offers clients practical strategies and solutions. Known for its experience, knowledge, and integrity, the firm guides clients through the complexities of government.
Government Relations: Hartman Cosco connects clients with government officials whose policies affect their business, group, or issue.
Advocacy: Hartman Cosco helps clients inform multiple constituencies, positively influencing the court of public opinion.
Procurement: Hartman Cosco guides clients through the government procurement process on the state and local levels, delivering a quality professional relationship with government decision-makers.
Communications Support: Hartman Cosco assists clients in communicating clearly and effectively through traditional and modern media.
SCOTT COSCO. Scott formerly served as Manager of Governmental and External Affairs for Frontier Communications, a publicly held telecommunications company. He collaborated with public officials on telecommunications and broadband matters.
Prior to working for Frontier, Scott served in several capacities for Governor Joe Manchin, now a member of the United States Senate. As Director of Intergovernmental Affairs for Governor Manchin, Scott researched prospective state board and commission members on behalf of the Governor and followed through with more than 2,000 appointments. He also was Governor Manchin’s state representative for the National Governors Association and Southern Governors Association.
Scott also worked for Senator Manchin when he was West Virginia Secretary of State, helping register 41,000 high school seniors to vote.
Before entering government service, Scott was Director of Marketing and Creative Services for six of his 10 years at WOWK-TV in the Charleston/Huntington market.
Scott earned his bachelor’s degree in communications from Marshall University.
FRANK HARTMAN. Frank received his bachelor’s degree in American Studies at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington. He became a Teach for America Corps member and served as a fourth-grade teacher in Baldwin, Louisiana.
Frank served as statewide field coordinator for the 1996 Joe Manchin for Governor Campaign before enrolling in the West Virginia University College of Law.
After graduating, Frank served as clerk for the Honorable Thomas H. Keadle of West Virginia’s 26th Judicial Circuit and then established Hartman & Hartman, a family law firm in Buckhannon, where he managed an extensive civil and criminal caseload.
Frank later became Consumer Advocate for the West Virginia Insurance Commission, responsible for prosecuting consumer complaints in administrative hearings and monitoring hospital-rate filings and certificate-of-need applications.
Frank joined the Charleston law firm of Lewis Glasser and litigated real estate, tort, contract, and election law in state court. He became a registered lobbyist for business and civil-rights interests in West Virginia.
Frank helped establish a Charleston-based government relations firm, which now is Hartman Cosco. It continues to represent numerous and diverse clients.