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Staff

Michael Elliott

Executive Director

Bio

Michael has been the Executive Director of MIG since January of 2011.  Before becoming an attorney, he worked on several political campaigns.  Most notably, Michael managed the campaign that defeated a proposed ban of medical marijuana centers in El Paso County (Colorado Springs).

Mark Eddy

Strategic Communications Specialist

Bio

 Mark Eddy is founder and principal of Mark Eddy Communications, a strategic communications/marketing/public education firm specializing in public policy issues.  Mark spent more than 16 years as an editor and reporter at the Denver Post before starting his communications firm in 2001.  Mark was also part of the Denver Post team that was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for reporting on the Columbine tragedy.

Landon Gates

State Lobbyist

Bio

Most recently worked for Colorado Farm Bureau, serving as the Director of Public Policy for Regulatory and National Affairs.  A native from Yuma, Colorado, Landon graduated from Colorado State University in 2002 with a Bachelors degree in Animal Science.  Landon, began his political career with the Colorado Cattlemen’s Association, and has experience in local, state and national politics.  Landon has worked several ballot initiative campaigns and worked as a legislative aide for Denver City Council before joining Farm Bureau.  Landon has broad experience in lobbying on legislation at the national and state level as well as working on regulatory issues.  Landon is currently living in Denver and in 2007 was selected to serve on the Governor’s Pollution Prevention Advisory Board and served as Chair from 2011 – 2013.

Brock Hertzberg

State Lobbyist

Bio

Most recently worked as a full-time employee of the Western Dairy Association, serving as the Executive Director of the Colorado Dairy Political Action Trust / Political Action Committee.  A native from Akron, Colorado, Brock graduated from Colorado State University in 2000 with a Bachelors degree in Speech Communications with a minor in Political Science.  Brock received his Masters degree in Communications from Colorado State University in 2002.  Brock began his political career working in Washington, D.C. in the office of Senator Wayne Allard.  After leaving Washington, Brock worked for the Colorado Farm Bureau and the Virginia Farm Bureau before his time with the Western Dairy Association.  Brock has extensive knowledge of political issues and has successfully lobbied at the local, state and national levels.  He also serves as a board member for Advocacy Denver, a non-profit organization providing an active voice and supporting civil rights for people with disabilities.