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Biography

Our CEO & Lead Lobbyist

Stan Flint is the President of The Consulting Group (TCG), a Mississippi lobbying, government, and public affairs firm. With years of lobbying and public affairs experience, Stan consistently ranks among the top 10 Mississippi lobbyists according the Mississippi Secretary of State's annual lobbying reports.

In 2005, Stan merged The Consulting Group with Southern Strategy Group (SSG) where he served for more than seven years as the managing partner in Mississippi for SSG, the country’s largest national lobbying and government affairs firm. After a successful association with SSG, Stan has reopened TCG, which is positioned to provide a full range of services to its clients.

Among Others, Stan Now Represents:

• Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc.
• Molina Healthcare
• Jackson County Board of Supervisors
• Pediatric Health Choice
• Association for Accessible Medicines
• Southeastrans, Inc.
• Sentinel Offender Services
• Mississippi Institute for Renewable Energy
• Schwartz & Associates

Stan Flint, Government Affairs Consulting in Jackson, MS
Stan’s work with the Stennis Military Council and Hancock County Ports & Harbors Commission reversed the Base Realignment and Closure Commission’s (BRAC) recommendation to close a naval facility at the Stennis Space Center.

He has posted many election victories, including the defeat of a statewide ballot measure, Proposition 26. This referendum initially polled 66% favorable. Under Stan’s guidance serving as general consultant, it was defeated 58% to 42%. He also managed the Vote for Our Coliseum Committee, a Harrison County referendum that required a super majority of 60 percent. It passed with 61.7 percent, even though $224,000 was spent to defeat the $68 million bond issue.

As coordinator for Coast Businesses for Fair Play (CBFP), he managed a Jackson County nonbinding referendum in which 60% voted to oppose the expansion of Indian gaming in that county. CBFP  was composed of Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc., Beau Rivage Casino, Ameristar Casinos, IP Casino, and Penn National Gaming Inc.

Public affairs are another area in which Stan has extensive experience. He has decades of experience in community and public relations, grassroots issue development and advocacy, network development, and management. In the 1980s, Stan led Mississippi’s decade-long successful effort to defeat the Department of Energy’s plan to store nuclear waste in Mississippi.


 

In 1987 he organized, managed, and was key strategist in the first Mike Moore for Attorney General Campaign in Mississippi. At that time, this was the first coast-area candidate elected to a constitutional statewide office in 78 years. It has now been 104 years since anyone else accomplished such a feat. Mike Parker then contracted with Stan to organize, manage, and direct his successful bid for the Fourth Congressional District seat.

Starting with zero political experience, Parker went on to defeat several major Democratic candidates. Stan then went to Washington, DC, to serve as Parker’s Administrative Assistant following that election.

Upon his return from Washington, Stan reestablished The Consulting Group in Jackson, working with Mike Moore’s reelection and many other campaigns the first year. That year, Stan also partnered with Bill Paschall of Paschall and Associates in Little Rock, Arkansas, to establish Direct Impact Communications, Inc. (DIC), a direct-mail company.

The next project was a countywide referendum in Birmingham, Alabama, to approve greyhound racing.  Proponents of racing had lost a previous election by eight percent. Stan organized and managed the second election and reversed the result, winning by eight percent. After that election, Stan was hired by the track owner as his personal and political adviser as well as community relations' director.

During this time, Stan reorganized the failing American Greyhound Track Operators Association, Inc., (AGTOA).  As National Coordinator (executive director), he brought the organization from 48% membership to 100%. Stan was elected Secretary General of the World Greyhound Racing Federation. While serving in that capacity, he established a permanent office of the Secretariat in Limerick, Ireland.

While in Birmingham, Stan was contacted by business interests in Mississippi who retained him to establish a corporate and environmental grassroots coalition to prevent a proposed hazardous waste landfill near Philadelphia, Mississippi. The successful result of that effort was the Pollution Solution Alliance that
stopped the project.

Returning to Mississippi in December 1999, Stan began contracting with political and corporate clients. His first project was assisting the City of Pascagoula to secure more than a half million dollars in FEMA disaster assistance to restore the Round Island Lighthouse after it was destroyed by Hurricane Georges. That effort was followed by his successful work to secure several hundred thousand dollars in state tidelands grants for the lighthouse.

His local, state, and national clients cover a broad range of interests including gaming, Medicaid, health care, education, economic development, environmental planning and management, international affairs, fund-raising, and historic preservation. Stan, his wife Pam, and their two children now reside in Jackson, with offices in Jackson and Ocean Springs, and are active members of St. Andrews Episcopal Church.

 

Our CFO & Associate Lobbyist

Jordan F. Starnes has been actively representing The Consulting Group’s clients in the legislative and executive branches in Mississippi for about 3 years, after 3 years interning with our firm and managing one of our largest association clients at the time and 3 years working grassroots advocacy for our firm covering Mississippi and Alabama.

She has a proven track record of success in her work in arenas such as healthcare, county affairs, corrections, fisheries, conservation, gaming, transportation, pharmaceuticals, with a focus on Medicaid issues. She has managed and worked with associations and national and local nonprofit organizations. With Jordan’s help, the longline fishing/bluefin tuna campaign survived the NOAA drafting process with all the client’s language intact. Most recently, she also became CFO of the company widening her responsibilities within the company.

In 2013, she graduated Millsaps College as a Presidential Scholar with a major in Public Management. This specifically tailored education has equipped Jordan with the unique skills necessary for government and public affairs, including:

• Public Policy
• Public Relations
• Government Affairs (State and Local)
• Grassroots/Grasstops Organizing
• Community Outreach
• Economic Development
• Political Consulting
• Policy Analysis
• Political Campaigns
• Public Management
• Client Advocacy
• Campaign Management
• Community Engagement

 

Jordan Flint, Government Affairs Consulting in Jackson, MS

Her love of politics came through at a very young age, with her first official campaign being the “Let Us Vote” campaign in Birmingham, AL at age 3, here thirst for politics has been unquenchable ever since. Because Jordan started working the halls of the Capitol 18 years ago as the state’s youngest ever registered volunteer lobbyist, she is right at home now as a full-time government affairs professional. It is noteworthy that she got the $100,000 appropriation to help save the Historic Round Island Lighthouse, which is what she was lobbying for at age 9.

Government Affairs Consulting in Jackson, MS
Government Affairs Consulting in Jackson, MS
This is the Round Island Lighthouse in various stages of restoration that Jordan's efforts helped restore with an $ 100,00 appropriation at age 9.

This is the Round Island Lighthouse that Jordan's efforts helped restore with an $ 100,00 appropriation at age 9

Stan Flint and good friend Richard Chenoweth, owner of Scranton's Restaurant and
The Grand Magnolia Ballroom and Suites
at The Topping Ceremony for The Round Island Lighthouse on May 13, 2013.

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