Jim Gwinner brings nearly two decades of experience in government relations and business expertise to LS2group, opening our St. Louis office and spending time working for clients throughout Missouri, Kansas, and parts of Illinois.
Prior to joining LS2group, Jim worked as a principal at James Gwinner & Associates, LLC, a political and public affairs firm. His work translated to success as a government relations executive for the health care, insurance, pharmaceutical, energy, telecommunications, and other industries.
Jim puts his issue advocacy and field operations background to work for clients needing assistance with allied development and activation, earned media, lobbying, business development, or just plain hard-nosed campaign victories. Working with Fortune 500 companies, candidates, and ballot issues, as well as industry and not-for-profit associations, he is familiar with all aspects of a well-run campaign.
Jim has orchestrated success for clients such as Blue Cross, the Bill Gates Foundation, the American Soybean Association, and many others. He has also assisted corporations in developing new business markets throughout the Midwest. Jim has experience lobbying for numerous business and professional organizations, and his campaign work includes developing direct mail, paid advertising, and much more.
Jim is a graduate of the University of Missouri (Mizzou). An active alumnus, Jim has served as an officer on the Mizzou Alumni Association’s National Governing Board and is a past national president of the organization that represents nearly 275,000 alumni worldwide. Jim is a member of the Missouri State Chamber of Commerce, Kansas Chamber of Commerce, the Missouri National Guard Association and the Kirkwood Chamber of Commerce, where he serves on the Public Policy Committee. Finally, Jim served in the U.S. Army Reserves Components as an MP and led detachments both at home and abroad.
St. Louis, MO; Kansas City, MO