CGCN Group

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CGCN Group
Limited liability company
Industry Government relations
  • Clark Geduldig Cranford & Nielsen (2013-2015)
  • Clark Lytle Geduldig & Cranford (2011-2013);
  • Clark Lytle & Geduldig (2008-2011);
  • Clark & Associates (1999-2008)
Founded 1999
Founder Steve Clark
Headquarters Washington, D.C., United States
Key people
  • Mike Catanzaro, Partner
  • Steve Clark, Partner
  • Jay Cranford, Partner
  • Sam Geduldig, Partner
  • Mike Nielsen, Partner
  • Doug Schwartz, Partner
  • John Stipicevic, Partner
  • Increase $7.7 million (2015)
  • Increase $5.8 million (2014)
  • Increase $5.1 million (2013)
  • Increase $4.8 million (2012)
  • Increase$3.6 million (2011)
  • Increase$1.9 million (2010)
Footnotes / references

CGCN Group is an issue advocacy and lobbying firm in Washington, D.C.[2] The firm was formerly known as Clark Geduldig Cranford & Nielsen.



Steve Clark formed the group as Clark & Associates in 1999.[3]


Sam Geduldig joined after working several years for Congressman John Boehner (former Speaker of the House), Congressman Mike Oxley (former Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee) and (now Senator) Roy Blunt.[4]


Gary Lytle joined in 2007 after working for the telecommunications industry.[3] The firm was renamed to Clark Lytle & Geduldig.[5]


The company was one of the top lobbying firms involved in the financial reform debate around 2009–2010,[4] which involved laws like the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.[6] Clark Lytle represented more financial services clients than any other lobbying firm during that period of time.[verification needed]


Former Congresswoman Deborah Pryce joined the firm as a strategic partner to help the firm expand into new sectors beyond financial services. Pryce retired from Congress in 2009.[7]


In 2011 Jay Cranford joined the firm to build an energy and technology practice. He worked several years for Speaker Boehner.[8] That year, the firm's name changed to Clark Lytle Geduldig & Cranford.[9]


Nike Nielsen joined the firm in 2013. Nielsen previously worked in the U.S. Senate and at the Bennett Group.[1] Later in 2013, Gary Lytle reduced his role at the firm. Lytle transitioned to a strategic adviser role, as well as his volunteer role as vice chairman of the Prevent Cancer Foundation.[10] The firm changed its name to Clark Geduldig Cranford & Nielsen.


Mike Catanzaro joined the firm in 2014. Catanzaro is a former aide to Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and incoming Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chair Jim Inhofe (R-OK). Catanzaro also worked on environmental issues in the White House and the Environmental Protection Agency during the George W. Bush Administration.


Doug Schwartz joined the firm in 2015. Prior to joining the firm, Schwartz served as chief of staff for the Senate Republican Conference. Schwartz also advised Sen. John Thune, the incoming chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee. Schwartz also possesses executive branch experience serving in both the White House and the Energy Department during the George W. Bush Administration.


John Stipicevic joined the firm in 2016. Most recently, Stipicevic served as the Deputy Chief of Staff for Floor Operations and Member Services in the Office of House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA). In this role – and during Leader McCarthy’s service as House Whip – Stipicevic’s specialty was working with House Republican leaders and committee chairmen in counting votes on the House floor and providing informed input to the entire leadership team on the thinking and positions of the membership. He also played a key role in leadership elections.


Client Logo Industry
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Northern Trust Finance
MasterCard Finance
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Data and information
Smiths Group
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Allstate Insurance
Encana Energy
Genworth Financial Finance
Loews Diversified
Prudential Financial
Professional services
Professional services
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Technology, Financial
Swisher International Cigar
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Distilled spirits
Whirlpool Consumer products
PwC Professional services
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Ally Bank
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Univision Media (TV network)
TVG Media (TV network)
Bridgepoint Education Higher education
Ernst & Young
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Professional services
Inovacare Healthcare
Maker's Mark
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Distilled spirits
Grant Thornton Professional services
United States Chamber of Commerce Trade association, Business
U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform Advocacy (legal)
Electronic Payments Coalition Trade association (finance)
Organization for International Investment Trade association (finance)
National Alliance for Public

Charter Schools

Trade association (education)
AICPA Trade association

(professional services)

Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas Finance
National Women's History Museum Nonprofit
Consumer Credit Industry Association Trade association (finance)
The Financial Services Roundtable Trade association (finance)
Children's Hospital Association Trade association (healthcare)
Streamlined Sales Tax Governing Board Advocacy (tax)
Fix the Debt Advocacy (federal budget)
Investment Company Institute Trade association (finance)



  1. ^ a b "K Street Files: Clark Lytle, Thorn Run Add New Partners". Congressional Quarterly News. Nexis. 2 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Home page". CGCN Group. Washington, D.C.: CGCN Group LLC. Retrieved 28 May 2014. 
  3. ^ a b McCarthy, Aoife (17 September 2007). "Suite Talk: Health care boost". Politico. Washington, D.C.: Capitol News Company LLC. Retrieved 28 May 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "A Rundown of the Big Financial Services Lobbyists". DealBook. The New York Times. 8 June 2010. Retrieved 28 May 2014. 
  5. ^ "Gary Lytle". Clark Geduldig Cranford & Nielsen. Washington, D.C.: Clark Geduldig Cranford & Nielsen LLC. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  6. ^ Rivlin, Gary (11 July 2011). "The Billion-Dollar Bank Heist". Newsweek. Retrieved 28 May 2014. 
  7. ^ Palmer, Anna (9 Aug 2010). "It's the Pryce of Doing Business on K Street". Roll Call. CQ Roll Call. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  8. ^ McCauley, Kevin (1 September 2011). "Koch Industries Taps Top GOP Firm". Dwyer's blog. Retrieved 28 May 2014. 
  9. ^ Frates, Chris (3 October 2011). "Clark, Lytle & geduldig Changes Name". National Journal (Washington, D.C.). Reprinted on the Clark Geduldig Cranford & Nielsen website. Retrieved 28 May 2014.
  10. ^ Ackley, Kate (11 December 2013). "Gary Lytle Begins Long Goodbye | Downtown Moves". Congressional Quarterly News. Nexis. 
  11. ^ "Public Company Search". Bloomberg Businessweek. Bloomberg L.P. Retrieved 28 May 2014. 
  12. ^ "Clients". Clark Geduldig Cranford Nielsen. Washington, D.C.: Clark Geduldig Cranford & Nielsen LLC. Retrieved 28 May 2014. 

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