updated: 10/16/2006 9:31:02 AM

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Indiana governmental affairs professionals John Livengood, Pat McGuffey and Connie Vickery have created Livengood, McGuffey & Vickery, Inc. (LMV) Consulting in Indianapolis.

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LMV Consulting will provide association management, procurement services and government affairs consulting.

Source: Inside INdiana Business

Press Release

Veteran governmental affairs professionals John Livengood, Pat McGuffey, and Connie Vickery, announce the creation of Livengood, McGuffey & Vickery, Inc. (LMV) Consulting. It is a new firm established by respected lobbyists with years of collective experience in delivering successful outcomes. LMV Consulting will provide association management, procurement services and government affairs consulting. Livengood, McGuffey and Vickery clients will benefit from a dedicated lobbying team and greater association management resources. LMV Consulting will be certified as a minority women owned (MWOB) business in order to better serve their clients.

John Livengood has been in the consulting business since 1989. Prior to that time he served as State Chairman of the Indiana Democratic Party and worked with the Indiana General Assembly over an eighteen-year period in various roles ranging from staff member to liaison for Governor Evan Bayh during the 1989 session to Senate Democratic Advisor in 1979. As chief administrative officer of the Democratic Party from 1984 to 1989, John demonstrated the ability to lead a voluntary association through a successful rebuilding period, establishing a professional operation that has proven effective in subsequent elections. He was awarded the Sagamore of the Wabash from Governor Bayh in 1988. John is a graduate of Wabash College.

Pat McGuffey was named as one of the eight outstanding lobbyists in 1988 by legislators and fellow lobbyists. She has more than 25 years of experience working in governmental affairs with particular concentration in mental health, agricultural, environmental, health and budgetary concerns, Ms. McGuffey brings a broad base of knowledge and experience working with the Indiana legislature and Indiana regulatory agencies.

Ms. McGuffey was awarded the Sagamore of the Wabash from Governor O'Bannon in 2002. She is a past president of the Indianapolis Press Club and is currently the President of the Governmental Affairs Society of Indiana; member of Indianapolis Bar Association (Government, Health Care, Agriculture and Environmental Law Practice Section), and the Indiana State Bar Association. Ms. McGuffey is a graduate of Michigan State University and received a J.D. from Indiana University - Indianapolis.

Connie Vickery came to government affairs through politics. She has had a long and varied career as a political volunteer and as a finance director for the Steve Goldsmith Committee and the House Republican Campaign Committee. She joined John Livengood at Livengood & Associates earlier this year. Prior to taking the position, she was the government affairs manager for Indiana Michigan Power. Connie began her lobbying career at the Treacy Boyle Advocacy Group. Connie has had a successful career at the statehouse representing utility, environmental, economic development, tax and social service issues. Vickery earned a bachelorís degree in economics and business from DePauw University and a masterís degree in business administration from Butler University.

The new firm is located at 200 South Meridian Street, Suite 350, Indianapolis, IN.

For additional information, contact LMV Consulting at www.lmvconsulting.com, or by phone at 317 673-4202.

Source: Livengood, McGuffey & Vickery, Inc.

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