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Since 1981 the Van Fleet Management Group has enabled organizations to maintain a competitive edge by developing an active and influential role in the government decision making process and in creative business development opportunities. VMG assesses the goals and objectives of clients and will develop a strategic approach to present to key decision makers or business organizations. These avenues will enable our clients to make intelligent and persuasive cases to key decision makers in government and business. Our clients include top Fortune 500 companies with issues before the Executive Branch of government.

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Townsend A. "Van" Van Fleet,

"Van" Van Fleet is a retired Army Colonel with over 47 years of Washington based advocacy experience. Since 1981, he has represented the interests of many national and international corporations on marketing, regulatory and legislative matters before federal agencies and the U.S. Congress.
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Walt Sanders,
Vice President Law & Government Relations

Counsel to the Van Fleet Management Group (VMG), Walt represents large and small corporations and non-profits before national, state and local governments. Walt is very involved in the national and international product safety community and currently serves on ...
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Patrick Terrence Gaffney (Terry)
VFA Health and Biosciences Team Lead

(Terry) brings an extraordinary diverse deep and unique skill set to VFA Government Affairs and Policy Consulting Practice . His years as a medical and scientific trial attorney, life science attorney, intellectual property attorney, pharmaceutical company executive, drug discovery & development advisor, and government affairs professional, provide his clients a gravitas and presence that goes far beyond the “Hill Experience Culture” in Washington, DC, providing ...
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Updates from The Hill

On March 30, 2017 the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee reported the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act, sponsored by Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)... Check out the latest projects VMG is working on.


  • Analyze the current Federal government's environment to achieve your goals and objectives
  • Incorporate political, legislative and regulatory consideration into your strategic planning and decision-making process
  • Introduce commercial products to the military and other Federal venues while designing strategies to develop and increase your market share in the government arena
  • Create and implement "Green" best practices business development
  • Navigate the complex Federal Government regulatory process
  • Design and implement government relations and lobbying campaigns with the authorization and appropriations committees in Congress
  • Communicate your views and issues to senior Executive Branch officials and Members of Congress
  • Interpret the impact of the Executive Branch and Congressional actions while developing strategies to meet company objectives
  • Create innovative solutions to a crisis situation and transform it into opportunity for your organization
  • Provide opportunities for company leadership to meet with Senior Executive Branch officials and Members of Congress in order to discuss company issues.
  • Freedom of Information Act defense, business strategy.
  • Facilitate, negotiate, new contracts and follow-on opportunities
  • Create and implement Legal Strategies to solve complex problems