For over 15 years, Conlon & Dunn Public Strategies has stood at the intersection of business, advocacy, politics, and public policy. During this time, we have helped over 200 organizations navigate the political landscape and generate the support they need to achieve their public policy and organizational goals.

We believe in creating innovative win-win solutions that benefit our clients and foster efficient government, economic growth, and healthy communities. We work closely with our clients to tailor strategies that meet their needs and specialize in positioning and generating broad support for client initiatives by aligning our clients’ interests with those of the public and decision makers. Our deep understanding of the policymaking process and the political landscape has allowed us to compile a record of results that speaks for itself.

We have worked as businesspeople and lawyers, government officials and corporate executives, campaign managers and nonprofit leaders. As a result, we offer clients not only a thorough understanding of the public sector, but also guidance in areas such as business development and nonprofit organizational strategy. We combine our expertise in advocacy and outreach with experience working on issues ranging from health care and education to telecommunications and energy.Our network of contacts is second to none. We have worked for years, sometimes decades, to cultivate close relationships based on mutual respect, often volunteering our time to advise leaders in government and in business, labor, advocacy, and civic organizations. Decision makers know us and trust us, and we offer our clients the full benefit of our investment in these relationships.

Client Quotes

“Over the years, I have worked with many public affairs firms, and Conlon & Dunn is second to none. Conlon & Dunn is our strategic partner, helping us navigate through a complex maze of regulatory issues, government relations, funding, and enterprise risks. Conlon & Dunn’s expertise, insights, advice and efforts have resulted in repeated successes, for Gateway and the substance abuse treatment field throughout Illinois.”

— Michael Darcy
CEO, The Gateway Foundation