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Hartman Harman Cosco, LLC (H2C Strategies)

West Virginia

In 2011, H2C opened for business, quickly becoming one of West Virginia's top government relations firms. In 2015 H2C was voted by its peers and Southern Politics Magazine one of the South's top Government Affairs firms. Hartman Harman Cosco (H2C) Public Policy Strategists is a team of seasoned professionals with the insight and intuition that only comes from extensive experience. Our team has engaged in community and statewide initiatives for decades. H2C is a group of bipartisan experts who respect and understand both sides.

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H2C offers clients intuitive strategy and practical solutions to your challenges, helping you navigate the complexities of state government: Government Relations: We connect you with state and federal government officials whose policies impact your business, group or issue. Advocacy: We support you in positively swaying the courts of public opinion that can influence decision makers toward your cause. Communications Support: We assist you in communicating clearly and effectively via traditional and modern mediums.

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SCOTT COSCO. Before joining Hartman, Harman & Cosco, LLC, as a partner, Scott served as Director of Business Development and External Affairs for Custom Business Solutions, LLC, and was responsible for client management. Before joining CBSWV, he was the Manager of Governmental and External Affairs for Frontier Communications, responsible for working with government officials on telecommunications and broadband-related matters.

Prior to Frontier, Scott served in several capacities for Governor (now United States Senator) Joe Manchin. As Director of Intergovernmental Affairs, he was responsible, on behalf of the Governor, for the research and appointment of more than 2,000 people to West Virginia's various boards and commissions. In addition, he was appointed Manchin's State representative for the National Governors Association, and Southen Governors Association. In this capacity, he represented the State of West Virginia, served as the Governor's voting proxy, and provided the Governor information and insight regarding issues being addressed by those groups. Also, during a portion of his time in the Governor's Office, he served as Director of Constituent Services.

Scott worked as Director of the West Virginia SHARES Program from 2001 to 2004, when Manchin was Secretary of State. He was responsible for helping Manchin register 41,000 high school seniors to vote. He also worked for six years as Director of Creative Services for WOWK-TV in the Charleston/Huntington market.

Scott has served on the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce Government Relations Committee, the Marshall University William Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications Advisory Council, as well as previously serving on the West Virginia Business and Industry Council Executive Committee, and as Chairman of the West Virginia Utilities, Telecommunications and Energy Coalition (UTEC). He is also a 2012 graduate of Leadership West Virginia.

Scott studied journalism at West Virginia University before earning his bachelor's degree in communications from Marshall University. He lives in Hurricane with his wife Kathy and their two young adults.

FRANK HARTMAN. A native of Buckhannon, West Virginia, Frank Hartman received his B.A. in American Studies (an American Literature and American History combined program) at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington. Upon graduation, he was selected as a Teach for America corps member and served a full two year term as a fourth grade teacher in Baldwin, Louisiana. Accepted at the West Virginia University College of Law, Frank deferred his enrollment to become the statewide field coordinator for the 1996 Joe Manchin for Governor Campaign.

After graduating from WVU, he clerked for the Honorable Thomas H. Keadle, Chief Judge of the 26th Judicial Circuit, and then established a family law firm in his home town of Buckhannon. While at Hartman & Hartman, he managed an extensive civil and criminal caseload. Five years into practicing law, Frank received a gubernatorial appointment to the West Virginia Insurance Commission as the Consumer Advocate. There he was responsible for the prosecution of consumer complaints in administrative hearings and for monitoring hospital rate filings and certificate of need applications.

Hartman served as Consumer Advocate until joining the Charleston law firm of Lewis, Glasser, Casey & Rollins, where he had the opportunity to work with some of the most experienced lawyers in the valley. At Lewis Glasser, Frank litigated real estate, tort, contract, and election law in state court and was a registered lobbyist for business and civil rights interests in West Virginia. Frank is also the founding member of Hartman Law & Government Affairs, PLLC, focusing on litigation, administrative and election law, and criminal defense.

Frank is currently adjunct faculty at Glenville State College. A graduate of the 2009 class of Leadership West Virginia, he is a former member of the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce Government Relations Committee and former chairman of the Upshur County Democratic Party.