OUR TEAM

Mark Middleton
mark@middletonpa.com
Mark Middleton, a 1991 Graduate of the University of Georgia's School of Law, is the founder of Middleton Public Affairs.

For 25 years, Mark has been active at the highest levels of Georgia politics and government, including service as the Senior Policy Advisor and 2018 Transition Co-Chair to Republican Governor Brian P. Kemp.

Mark also served as a Hearing Officer at the Georgia Public Service Commission and as the Georgia Department of Education Chief of Staff. Recently, Mark served on the State Chamber’s Executive Committee and helped lead the business community’s pandemic recovery efforts at the Capitol.

He currently serves as the Co-Chair of the Judicial Nominating Commission.
As Middleton Public Affairs’ Managing Director, Hannah Weiss oversees the day-to-day operations of the firm, and she works closely with clients to develop and execute legislative strategies and policy positions.  Hannah is also responsible for the association management of the Georgia Railroad Association and Regional Business Coalition.

Hannah joined Middleton Public Affairs in 2019 after serving four sessions in the Georgia State Senate, including three as the Policy Coordinator in the Office of the President Pro Tempore.  She is a 2016 Summa Cum Laude graduate of the Honors College of the University of Georgia.

Hannah currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Georgia Chamber SMART Plan.  She is also a graduate of the Republican Leadership for Georgia Class of 2021.
Brooke Turner
brooke@middletonpa.com
Brooke Turner is a graduate of the University of Georgia with a degree in Political Science and a minor in Communication Studies. She also holds a Public Affairs Professional Certificate in Applied Politics.

Following her time on Governor Brian Kemp’s 2018 gubernatorial campaign, Brooke served as an intern at Middleton Public Affairs during the 2019 and 2020 legislative sessions. She also participated in the Governor’s Internship Program in Summer 2019, where she focused on education policy.

As Director of Government Affairs and Policy, Brooke engages with clients across various areas of business to develop legislative strategies and curate strong relationships with key policymakers. Brooke utilizes her knowledge and relationships within the Executive and Legislative branches of state government to help clients navigate Georgia’s ever-changing political landscape.
Brooks Fletcher
bfletcher@middletonpa.com
Brooks Fletcher is a graduate of the University of Georgia with a degree in Agribusiness.

Brooks has been actively involved in political campaigns and organizations for much of the last decade. He served as Special Assistant to Governor Brian Kemp during his 2018 primary and General Election campaigns. In addition to the Kemp Campaign, Brooks has run dozens of winning campaigns up and down the ballot in all corners of the state.

As an entrepreneur, real estate expert, and Strategic Partner of Middleton Public Affairs, Brooks brings a unique skill set and approach to advocacy, policy development and strategy.
Lynne Middleton
lynne@middletonpa.com
Lynne Middleton is a graduate of the University of Georgia's Terry School of Business with a degree in Marketing.  As a principal and COO of Middleton Public Affairs, she is responsible for the business functions for the firm and supports MPA's delivery of services to our clients.

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GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS

Middleton Public Affairs provides public affairs services in Georgia at the state and local level to a variety of large companies, small businesses, government vendors, governmental authorities, and associations. The firm has a wide variety of business, government and campaign experiences that we bring to bear for the benefit of our clients in the areas of issue advocacy, procurement strategy, policy development, and regulatory representation.

Lobbying and Issue Advocacy
The team has been lobbying at the Capitol since the 1990s and has a history of success and professionalism at the Capitol. Legislative lobbying is our area of expertise and we provide a comprehensive approach that leverages professional relationships, legislative process expertise, and experience. We spend time learning about our client's businesses and assist them in creating strong strategic plans to accomplish their advocacy goals. We see lobbying as a full-time endeavor and we regularly meet and communicate with our clients before, during, and after the General Assembly session.

Procurement
The firm has a long track record of assisting clients that seek to provide goods and services or desire a public/private partnership with the State of Georgia.

Campaign Support and Policy Development
Policy development is critical for election campaigns seeking to break from the pack and businesses seeking to understand how to maneuver in the new economy. Mark, Brooke, Brooks and Hannah have the necessary experience to identify and develop successful policy initiatives.
  
Regulatory Representation
Mark also has considerable experience in representing clients before the various agencies of the state such as the Department of Insurance, Department of Economic Development, Public Service Commission, State Charter Commission and Department of Education, and the numerous professional boards administered by the Secretary of State and the Department of Community Health.

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ASSOCIATION MANAGEMENT

Middleton Public Affairs provides excellent services related to all aspects of association management, including financial services, event planning, member services, and communications.

MPA’s services include complete responsibility for planning and successfully executing large events such as an association’s annual meeting, and lobbying related events such as Capitol Day programs and legislative seminars.  The firm also has significant communications and member services experience, and regularly delivers industry specific communications to its clients through email blasts, newsletters, and website management.

Hannah Weiss is the team member primarily responsible for delivering the association management services.

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OUR CLIENTS

AAA AUTO CLUB GROUP, INC
AMAZON WEB SERVICES
AMERICAN MEDICAL RESPONSE
AT&T
ATLANTA COMMUNITY FOOD BANK
CARESOURCE GEORGIA
COHEN VETERAN NETWORK
COUNCIL OF PROBATE JUDGES
GEORGIA GOAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM, INC.
GEORGIA HEART HOSPITAL PROGRAM, LLC
GEORGIA POWER COMPANY
GEORGIA RAILROAD ASSOCIATION
MAGNOLIA MANOR
OKEFENOKEE SWAMP PARK
PIEDMONT HEALTHCARE
SMILE DIRECT CLUB
SOUTH COLLEGE
STATE BAR OF GEORGIA
STRIDE, INC.
THE CITY OF PEACHTREE CORNERS
TOURISM LEADERSHIP COUNCIL
TRANSDEV SERVICES INC.
TRILITH STUDIO
WELLSKY CORPORATION
YANCEY BROS. CO.

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