MWC Expands NC Capabilities with Addition of Andy Lancaster

December 1, 2015

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RALEIGH, N.C. – McGuireWoods Consulting is pleased to announce that Governor Pat McCrory’s Director of Intergovernmental Affairs, Andy Lancaster, has joined the MWCAdvocacy team as a vice president.

“Andy has a proven track record of delivering successful results in North Carolina. His policy and campaign skillset is a strong addition to lead grassroots and advocacy efforts in North Carolina,” said Steve Horton, senior vice president and director of MWCAdvocacy. “I’m confident that his previous public-sector experience will bring about equally successful outcomes for our clients.”

In his role as Governor McCrory’s director of intergovernmental affairs, he served as the political liaison between the governor’s office and state and elected officials and community leaders.

“Andy will be a great asset to the Raleigh office,” said Harry Kaplan, senior vice president and director of North Carolina Government Relations. “Many of us have had the pleasure of working with Andy in his role with Governor McCrory. In addition to his work with MWCAdvocacy, he can assist our state government relations practice with work before the North Carolina General Assembly and other government agencies.”

In addition to his latest role in the McCrory administration, he had previously served on the governor’s transition team and as state political director of the gubernatorial campaign in 2012. He also possesses substantial marketing, communications and digital media experience.

The MWCAdvocacy team at McGuireWoods Consulting designs and executes issue campaigns to drive public policy at the federal, state & local level. They design and manage customized grassroots, communication, and digital campaigns to help shape public policy debates, impact public perceptions, and enhance legal strategies.

Founded in 1998, McGuireWoods Consulting LLC is a full-service public affairs firm offering government relations, strategic communications & grassroots, and infrastructure and economic development services. McGuireWoods Consulting is a subsidiary of McGuireWoods LLP, a leading international law firm with more than 1,000 lawyers in 20 cities. In 2014, it was ranked in the Top 15 of The National Law Journal’s “The Influence 50,” an annual report of the top public affairs firms in Washington, D.C. McGuireWoods Consulting has offices in Washington, D.C., Richmond, Virginia, McLean, Virginia, Atlanta, Chicago, Raleigh, North Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina, Springfield, Illinois, Austin, Texas and Bucharest, Romania.  For more information, visit McGuireWoods Consulting’s website at