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Stafford Consulting, LLC


We take pride in representing best-in-class companies -- organizations that are focused on advancing important agendas and furthering their missions. Put simply, our mission is to ensure our client's voices are heard and understood among the right legislators, policymakers and key influencers.


We've helped companies in numerous industries. The common denominator among our clients is that they are organizational leaders who are interested in building relationships and developing partnerships in the legislative and policy-making arenas, which allows them to further their mission and organizational vision.

  • Legislative Consulting Services - Our experience and relationships with the right contacts in government allow us to navigate the legislative landscape to help push clients' agendas forward.
  • Regulatory Consulting - We specialize in industries that are heavily regulated and we understand the inner-workings of regulatory legislation. We tap into this knowledge by consulting and advising clients on regulatory matters affecting their business operations.
  • Government Contracts -  RFP contracts can be difficult to understand and often challenging to complete. It's important to get an early understanding of what’s required and gain assistance throughout the entire process. We have helped numerous clients design the right RFP response, including making sure that questions are answered thoroughly and completely in order to submit a strong RFP.


George Stafford
helps clients advance their legislative and business agendas by drawing upon his more than 25 years navigating the unique ins and outs of state and federal governments. His experience and strong relationships allow him to work seamlessly within all branches of government on behalf of his clients. Through his company, Stafford Consulting, George has worked for some of the most notable regional and national brands in diverse industries including healthcare, telecommunications finance and gaming/entertainment. As principal of Stafford Consulting, he ensures his client’s voices are heard and issues are conveyed to the right legislators and public policy makers.

The Stafford Consulting client roster includes some of the most well-known brands in the Midwest and the nation – including AT&T, Eli Lilly, Boyd Gaming and H&R Block. He has broad knowledge of multiple segments, from energy to healthcare to engineering/design. George provides clients with turnkey consulting services in areas like advocacy on legislative agendas, regulatory agency interactions and government RFP facilitation and processing.

George’s work as a lobbyist draws on 14+ years’ political experience and consensus building (1996-2010) derived from his service as a senior congressional staff member – where he served as a key political advisor and conduit for business and civic organizations, chambers of commerce, and municipalities from across Kansas. He was also responsible for building strong coalitions of public and private groups on key industry issues.

The seeds of George’s political and legislative journey that led him to Kansas are rooted in Washington, D.C., where he had a stint as a post-graduate intern for Amnesty International, followed by a legislative cycle with the Republican National Senate Committee (RNSC), wherein he honed his skills as an adept fundraiser. In 1996, coming off Phil Gramm’s presidential campaign, he joined the staff of then-Congressman Sam Brownback as a legislative assistant.

Riley Scott is a native Kansan and founder of Scott Consulting, LLC. Scott Consulting, LLC is a full service public affairs firm that represents both business and nonprofit organizations in all aspects of lobbying, administrative relations, and strategic communication.

After graduating from Kansas State University with a degree in Agriculture and a minor in Leadership Studies, Riley moved to Washington, D.C. to begin his career in the office of U.S. Senator Sam Brownback (R-KS). Working as a legislative staffer, Riley handled several issues for Senator Brownback, including agriculture, energy, banking, and appropriations. At the time of Senator Brownback’s retirement from the Senate, Riley was his Deputy Chief of Staff and served as a senior policy and political advisor, including fundraising and advising Senator Brownback on his successful gubernatorial run in 2010.

Upon Senator Brownback’s retirement, Riley began working for U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-KS) as his Deputy Chief of Staff and State Director. After helping Senator Moran set up his Washington office for the first six months of his term, Riley moved back to Kansas to manage Senator Moran’s five offices across the state. Riley continued his focus on Senator Moran’s political activities, including fundraising and management of his political action committee (PAC).

While in Washington, Riley earned his Master of Arts in Government degree with a concentration in Political Communication from The Johns Hopkins University. Riley lives in Lawrence and has four children between the ages of seven and 13.