Tim Doyle to join GuidePost and head new practice group

WASHINGTON, D.C.– GuidePost Strategiesa Washington, D.C.-based government and public affairs firm, today announced the formation of a new practice group focused on corporate governance policy and advocacy. Tim Doyle, who will head the new practice, joins the firm as principal and general counsel. Doyle comes to GuidePost having served most recently as vice president of policy and general counsel of the American Council for Capital Formation and its affiliate the Center for Policy Research.

GuidePost’s corporate governance practice group advises clients on a wide range of public policy issues facing Fortune 500 businesses – and their executives and board members. In recent years, investors and advocacy organizations have become more active in using corporate governance structures to affect business decisions on a wide range of issues. This trend requires that businesses consider the governance and operational implications from federal policy changes.

Emerging issues in corporate governance policy have required businesses governed by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and other regulators to carefully consider how policy intersects with decisions related to corporate planning and governance. Led by Doyle, GuidePost Strategies will provide policy, research, and advocacy services to help companies anticipate, understand, and in some cases engage in the policy debate.

“We are excited to welcome Tim as head of our new corporate governance policy practice. This new practice group will allow our firm to serve clients and their comprehensive interest. From the corporate board room to Capitol Hill to national public affairs campaigns, we are pleased to support our clients’ interests before the federal government,” said GuidePost founding partners Phil Cox and Marie Sanderson.

Tim is a veteran of Washington policy and legislative debates and is well respected on Capitol Hill. Former Chair and current Ranking Member of the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Rep. Bill Huizinga (R-MI) said, “I’ve known Tim for almost twenty years and he provides sound counsel to public policy makers on a number of issues including financial services, regulatory, as well as energy and the environment. He understands both the policy and politics behind these vital issues. I’m particularly pleased to see Tim joining a firm to engage in advising corporate governance efforts, among other things, as regulators grapple with federal policy changes impacting businesses on a variety of issues.”

About Tim Doyle, Principal and General Counsel 

Tim Doyle has joined GuidePost Strategies as a Principal and General Counsel. He brings more than two decades of public policy and legal experience in multiple areas including energy, environment, corporate governance, and regulatory issues.

Before coming to GuidePost, Tim was Vice President of Policy and General Counsel of the American Council for Capital Formation where he was responsible for providing executive level direction and management of research and policy initiatives. He maintained strong relationships with relevant congressional committees, Members of Congress and staffers, as well as with related federal administrative agencies. He also served as chief counsel on all legal matters.

Prior to that he served in the U.S. House of Representatives as Senior Counsel for the then-Chairman of the House Science Committee, Congressman Lamar Smith (R-TX) and Staff Director for the then-Chairman of the Oversight Subcommittee, Congressman Barry Loudermilk (R-GA). Prior to that he served as Senior Counsel for the then-Chairman of the House Committee on Natural Resources, Congressman Doc Hastings (R-WA). He has also consulted and provided research on a number of topics and regulatory matters for the energy sector. Tim started his career as a prosecuting attorney in Michigan, where he successfully balanced a heavy trial caseload while achieving a 90% conviction rate in trial.

Tim holds a JD from Michigan State University as well as a BA with a dual major in Political Theory & Constitutional Democracy and Criminal Justice.  He is a member of the bars of the District of Columbia and Michigan.

About GuidePost Strategies

Founded in 2016 by Phil Cox and Marie Sanderson, former leadership at the Republican Governors Association (RGA), GuidePost Strategies is a federal strategic consulting and government and public affairs firm which assists clients in comprehensive message positioning, legislative strategy, and issue management and advocacy.

Tim joins the senior team at GuidePost, including:

·         Phil Cox, Founding Partner 

·         Marie Sanderson, Founding Partner

·         Liesl Hickey, Senior Advisor

·         Ryan Canfield, Principal 

·         Andy Koenig, Principal

·         Larissa Martin, Principal

·         Generra Peck, Principal

·         Laine Striegel, Principal