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Adams and Reese is pleased to announce Stephen J. Woodring Jr. has joined the firm’s Washington, DC office as a Government Relations Coordinator. Woodring recently served as a research associate with American Continental Group and research analyst with Bloomberg BNA.

At Bloomberg, Woodring prepared white papers on federal and state regulations for BBNA clients and corporate publications on a variety of topics, including health care, energy, environment, and transportation.

Woodring has experience researching, analyzing and evaluating legislation and other government actions with potential to affect the client’s objectives, writing summary memos for firm lobbyists to educate clients about lawmakers, congressional and agency actions, and assessing political challenges and opportunities.

Woodring served as a government relations intern with The Ferguson Group, analyzing federal legislative regulations and crafting policy memos for senior lobbyist clients on issues including agriculture, emergency management, renewable energy and transportation. He located grant opportunities for municipal governments/nonprofit clients to secure federal funding for environment, transportation and water projects.

Woodring formerly served as a Legislative Intern for Congressman Adam Kinzinger (IL-16), acting as a liaison with constituents, interest groups, committee and agency staffs in assigned issue areas. He tracked legislation through the committee, House floor, Senate and conference committee processes in assigned issue areas, and briefs the Congressman, specifically on issues to the House Energy and Commerce Committee. He also served as a market research intern for AllTranstek, LLC, working on business proposals through analysis of rail transport, energy and financial market conditions.

In the community, during a stint with the Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development, Woodring spearheaded the Citizen Schools Apprenticeship Program, which engaged middle school students located in low-income communities in active learning by bringing new role models, from a variety of career fields, into students’ lives.

Woodring earned his masters of public administration from DePaul University in 2013, and he received his bachelor’s degree in political science and history from the University of Kansas, in 2006. He spent a summer studying international relations at Trinity Hall of Cambridge University.