The Hamilton Consulting Group today
announced that Henry Sanders Jr. will join the firm to focus on its new
bioscience and technology services partnership. The new venture, a partnership
with nationally-recognized GSP Consulting called hamilton.gsp, provides a range
of services that will maximize public-sector funding opportunities, craft and
advocate for technology-related public policy and develop groundbreaking
economic development efforts. Mr. Sanders also will provide legislative advocacy
services to the firm’s existing clients.
Mr. Sanders is a life-long resident of Madison’s north side who brings a
strong record of professional and civic accomplishment to his new role at the
Hamilton Consulting Group. After graduating from Madison East High School
and the UW-Whitewater, he worked for the City of Madison and served as
outreach coordinator on labor, education and environmental issues for U.S. Rep.
Tammy Baldwin. He subsequently worked on strengthening economic
development activities in Dane and Rock Counties for the Wisconsin Housing
and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA).
Mr. Sanders was the founder and president of the Madison Area Growth
Network, or MAGNET, which works to attract and retain skilled young people in
the Madison area. He served as vice president of the Greater Madison Chamber
of Commerce, where he built that organization’s public policy department and
started its Small Business Advisory Council.
“Henry is a smart, talented professional who earned the respect of the
business community during his time with the chamber,” said Jennifer Alexander,
president of the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce. “Henry is an excellent
addition to the Hamilton Consulting team. We expect that he will continue to
make a significant contribution to the dialogue about economic development and
other issues that will shape the growth of the bioscience industry in Madison and
all of Wisconsin.”
Mr. Sanders has served on the board of directors of the Urban League of
Greater Madison. He received the Hometown Heroes Award for his service at the
Vera Court Community Center.
“Henry is passionate about entrepreneurship and has a wealth of personal
and professional relationships to leverage in assisting start-up companies,” said
Cory Nettles, a Milwaukee attorney and former state secretary of commerce.
“Henry’s broad range of experience uniquely qualifies him for this position.
Hamilton Consulting and its new venture, hamilton.gsp, are very fortunate to
have Henry on the team.”
The Hamilton Consulting Group is one of Wisconsin’s largest and most
experienced lobbying firms. It represents more than 30 organizations, many of
which are in the technology, manufacturing and economic development sectors.
“We are very pleased to welcome Henry to Hamilton Consulting,” said Jim
Hough, senior partner of the Hamilton Consulting Group. “Henry’s experience
gives him a unique understanding of precisely the kind of emerging businesses
that we will assist through our new hamilton.gsp partnership. His combination
of economic development and public policy know-how will enable us to serve
both new and existing clients even better than before.”
“I am delighted to be joining Hamilton Consulting at this exciting time in
the firm’s development,” Mr. Sanders said. “There is an outstanding opportunity
to drive the continued growth of the bioscience, technology and manufacturing
sectors not only in Madison and Milwaukee, but across Wisconsin. I am looking
forward to contributing significantly to hamilton.gsp’s efforts to support these
important, emerging and valuable industries in Wisconsin.”