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H. Stewart Van Scoyoc

Chairman, Founder & CEO

Stu Van Scoyoc provides strategic advice and counsel to leaders of Fortune 500 companies, trade associations, colleges and universities, and local government and municipal entities. Recognized around Washington for his ability to see the bigger picture, and how his clients fit into that picture, Washington Life included Stu as one of its “Power 100.”

One of Stu’s core beliefs in government relations is that you must be in position to deliver the right message, to the right person, at the right time. Implementing this belief time and time again, with a strategy tailored to each unique issue, has made Stu a trusted advisor to clients across the country. He is frequently quoted in news stories about the lobbying business, and The Washington Post, National Journal, and The Hill have all recognized Stu as a top lobbyist in Washington.

By recruiting top talent from both the public and private sector, Stu has built Van Scoyoc Associates into one of Washington’s most successful government relations firms. He leads almost 50 lobbyists working across 14 different practice areas in servicing the largest client base of any Washington firm. As a testament to Stu’s focus on achieving results for his clients, the firm recently received the highest ranking for client retention from Bloomberg Government.

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The Hill Names Stu Van Scoyoc Top Lobbyist

The budget and appropriations process is an intimidating landscape; Van Scoyoc knows his way around every inch of it.

Stu earned a Bachelor of Science from Lehigh University, where he also received the Alpha Phi Omega Award for Leadership and Outstanding Service to the University. He earned his law degree from the University of Maryland. A chemical engineer by training, Stu started his career as an engineer at the DuPont Company, before joining DuPont’s government affairs office in Washington. Prior to creating Van Scoyoc Associates, he was a Vice President at Charls Walker Associates and a Founder of Winburn, Van Scoyoc & Hooper. In addition to Van Scoyoc Associates, he owns Capitol Decisions, Inc., The Implementation Group, and, separate from the government affairs firms, is a Partner in the law firm Van Scoyoc Roberts PLLC.

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