We have received accolades from a wide range of clients for our effective government relations services.


“We went to DC to meet with policy makers and talk about Lake City, and our needs for Federal Investment. The relationships and connections we made resulted in this trip being a great success for the future of Lake City. Mike Tongour, a government relations advisor, who works with the Greater Lake City Alliance, helped us make those connections by assisting the city with coordinating meetings and appointments in Washington. His help was instrumental in our visit’s success!”

– Yamekia Robinson 
Mayor, Lake City, South Carolina 

“Mike Tongour of the TCH Group and Chris Johnsen of the Jones Walker firm, together, have demonstrated great value to our industry in championing our issues on Capitol Hill. Their relationships, strategic abilities, and credibility with policy makers have been instrumental in helping us achieve our Federal agenda goals. Their work, in combination with our grass-roots efforts, resulted in an excellent outcome on an issue which was critical to our industry. We are very pleased!” 

– Aaron Shulenburg  
Executive Director, Society of Collision Repair Specialists

“We email them at least a dozen times during any week to talk about what’s going on in D.C., what should we be looking at, because they can in many ways identify trends or some things that are going to be funded that we might not even know of until it’s too late…..We saw the benefit of their contacts and their relationships to help us get [a major] grant. We feel like we’re getting value.”

– Rick Jerue
Senior Advisor to the Mayor of Charleston

“TCH Group offers  a unique approach as public policy advisors. As strategic advisors, they tell clients what they need to hear, not  just what they want to hear. Consequently, they play a critical role in designing the strategies to capitalize on opportunities in the public policy sphere that can help achieve key business objectives, or to protect against threats arising from within the Beltway. TCH Group’s key strength lies in constantly knowing what is within the realm of the possible and being able to translate that into strategies that senior management teams can understand and use to drive their business.”

–  Richard Reavey 
Vice President of Public Affairs, Cloud Peak Energy

“The TCH Group is a unique public policy operation that delivers. They are goal oriented, dedicated, and very tenacious. More importantly, they give you candid advice and always have the client’s interest in mind. You never have to wonder if they are on the job because they are in constant contact with the client and they give complete, and timely reports on all assignments without being prompted.”

– Former VP of Federal Government Relations
Sanofi Aventis

“Your firm was instrumental in formulating an incredibly successful legislative strategy and implementing it with precision and diligence. I was particularly impressed that your legislative contacts were both bipartisan and bicameral. This achievement was not only a priority for Corning Incorporated—but it was personally extremely important for me. Your firm demonstrated to me that you deliver!”

– Former Chairman & CEO
Corning Corporation

“The firm took the lead for our members and the state of South Carolina in efforts to obtain a better return on contributions to the Highway Trust Fund. Their tenacity, attention to detail and responsiveness were responsible for South Carolina receiving the nation’s highest increase in return rate. We could not have asked for better representation nor greater success.”

– Former VP of Governmental Relations
South Carolina Chamber of Commerce

“I want to express my appreciation for your excellent work on [the company’s] behalf— your insight, your sage advice and the consistently positive results you were able to achieve…”

– Vice President and Associate General Counsel
El Paso Corporation


“Politico Influence September 20,2022”

Mark Atalla is joining TCH Group as senior advisor for health care strategy. He most recently served as senior adviser to the CMS administrator for prescription drug pricing and the CMS Innovation Center as well as to Operation Warp Speed leadership. 

“TCH Group, LLC selected nine years in a row for the Best of Washington Awards”

 TCH Group, LLC has been selected nine years in a row for the Best of Washington Awards for Federal Government Relations Consulting Firm and qualifies for the 2017 Washington Business Hall of Fame.

Bloomberg Government: “TCH Group, LLC is one of the top 60 performing lobbying shops”

 Bloomberg Government did an analysis of the nearly 1800 registered Federal lobbying firms and identified TCH Group, LLC as one of the top 60 performing lobbying shops in the city based on a variety of criteria including client retention rates.

 Charleston Post and Courier Article References “Return on Investment” for TCH Group services

The city of Charleston has spent more than $1 million on Washington, D.C., lobbyists since 2004, an annual $80,000 expense that Mayor John Tecklenburg continued when he took office last year. In his first budget City Council approved for 2017, Tecklenburg decided to keep paying the two firms that the city has contracted for at least a decade, TCH Group and Clyburn Consulting.  Read More >