Shouse Consulting is a comprehensive public affairs firm based in Oklahoma City that helps clients navigate today’s complex legislative and regulatory environment. We provide government relations, lobbying and advocacy services to help clients achieve their policy and business objectives. Shouse Consulting President Jerrod Shouse has more than twenty years of experience working with Oklahoma’s legislative and executive branches, and with industry leaders across the state.
Shouse Consulting represents some of the state’s most recognizable business and professional associations, with clients in the areas of transportation, health care, economic development and education.
We continually monitor and work on issues related to taxes, workers’ compensation, regulations, human resources and employment law.
We are true partners with our clients. We utilize our experience, strong bipartisan connections and deep personal relationships with the key decision makers in the Legislature and the executive branch to give those we represent the foresight, influence and access they need to achieve their policy and political goals.
"Jerrod Shouse quickly learned our real estate industry, what was important to our members, and earned the trust of our association to do the job. Within one year, he made our presence at the Capitol brighter, so that our voices were heard when we advocate for the rights of property ownership in Oklahoma. "
Jessica M. Hickok
Chief Executive Officer
Oklahoma Association of REALTORS®
"Jerrod is a highly-respected lobbyist at the Capitol. He builds and maintains quality relationships within the legislative and executive branches of government and effectively communicates our position to those considering items on our Legislative Agenda. He's a trusted, credible and impactful part of our team."
VP, Government Relations & Policy
Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
Shouse Consulting provides a full range of services to meet your individual public affairs and business needs.
Government Relations & Lobbying
During the legislative session and throughout the year, we are engaging elected officials and key administrative staff to promote and defend your interests at the Capitol.
More Than 2,000 bills are filed each year by our legislators – and we read every single bill before session starts. We monitor them throughout the year and keep clients informed about changes affecting their interests.
Successful legislative strategies require planning and execution. We work with our clients to identify their short and long- term policy goals to outline a plan of action, and then we execute the plan.
Our clients often have policy goals that align with other organizations. We identify and reach out to other associations and businesses that may have similar interests as our clients in order to strengthen our overall position.
Legislative Interim Activities
Sometimes, the most important work happens after the legislature adjourns for the year. We attend interim hearings at the Capitol and work one-on-one with legislators to educate and prepare them for the upcoming year
The personal relationships and network we’ve developed across the state is one of our greatest strengths. As governments turn to private businesses more for solutions, we open doors and provide access to key decision makers.
"NFIB has worked with Jerrod for several years because he possesses the broad range of talents needed to effectively advocate for small business. Jerrod knows when to activate our local grassroots and he's who our Oklahoma members have come to trust as their voice at the state capitol and with the media."
Executive Director, State Public Policy
National Federation of Independent Business
Jerrod Shouse is the founder of Shouse Consulting. He has more than twenty years of experience working within Oklahoma state government and has built Shouse Consulting into one of Oklahoma’s most respected public affairs firms.
Prior to founding Shouse Consulting, Jerrod served six years in the office of Oklahoma Governor Frank Keating as the governor’s personal assistant and as a policy advisor on several issues. He later served as press secretary for University of Oklahoma President David Boren and as spokesperson for the university.
Jerrod has served on the boards of the Rotary Club of Oklahoma City, the Urban League of Greater Oklahoma City, the Oklahoma City Philharmonic, the Oklahoma Arts Institute Foundation, the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber Board of Advisors, the Leadership Oklahoma City Alumni Board, and on Governor Mary Fallin's Task Force on Economic Development and Job Creation.
Jerrod received a Bachelor of Arts degree in public affairs and administration from the University of Oklahoma.