The Clearwater Group, LLC is pleased to announce that Michael Goode will be joining the firm as a full partner in mid-January. Goode will work to expand the public policy and local government consulting services offered by the Mississippi based public affairs and government relations firm.
“We are very excited to add such a talented person as a partner to our firm,” said Austin Barbour, managing partner at the Clearwater Group. “Michael’s extensive work in Mississippi throughout the last twenty-five years in the political, government and banking sectors have allowed him to build a base of personal relationships rivaled by few in our business.”
Goode has spent the last decade working in the public finance division of Raymond James and Morgan Keegan. Previously, he worked as a Senior Advisor in the state of Mississippi’s Treasurer’s office under then state Treasurer Tate Reeves. Goode spent time at the Mississippi Republican Party, worked on several congressional staffs in Washington and has served as a political advisor to a number of statewide, congressional and legislative candidates.
“I look forward to working with Arnie and Austin to expand the services they’ve offered their clients since 2011,” stated Goode. “This is a great opportunity to help businesses in our state grow as well as to work with local governments and others on the many complicated issues they deal with on a daily basis.”
The addition of Goode will not only allow the Clearwater Group to expand services in Mississippi, but also work to build on its strategic partnerships in other states beyond the current ones in Georgia, South Carolina, Arkansas and Louisiana.
About the Clearwater Group
The Clearwater Group, LLC is a full-service consulting firm led by partners Arnie Hederman and Austin Barbour. CWG specializes in federal, state, and local government relations, fundraising, public affairs, business development, crisis management and grassroots advocacy, headquartered in Jackson, MS. Current clients represent a wide range of businesses from gaming and financial services to transportation and healthcare companies. The firm’s partners are proven in navigating complex issues on behalf of their clients before the legislative and executive branches as well as local governmental entities.
With decades of combined experience in working with political campaigns and business-community and governmental leaders, our firm has the needed experience to provide winning results for our clients.