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Monument Strategies enjoys strategic partnerships with Meeks, Butera & Israel and the McPherson Group - two firms with a comprehensive and influential government relations practice located in Washington, D.C. Our firms share mutual clients and as a result are in day-to-day contact with each other working together as a team and delivering success in lobbying, crisis management and media relations.

  1. Vincent Randazzo

    Senior Advisor

    Contact: By E-mail

    Vince Randazzo has more than 30 years of professional, managerial and executive leadership experience in government, business and public policy.  He served as a senior public affairs leader for two Fortune 50 companies, a public policy trade association executive, and a staff leader for two committees on Capitol Hill.

    Vince is also an International Coach Federation (ICF) certified executive leadership coach.  He works as a consultant offering leadership development and public affairs services to corporations and not-for-profit organizations and their executives.

    Prior to joining Monument Strategies, Vince served as a Senior Vice President at both Wachovia Corporation, and then at the PNC Financial Services Group, where he prepared senior executives in the companies on how to effectively engage government officials and community stakeholders, led industry coalitions and advanced public policy initiatives that were important to the strategic success of the companies.  As an executive with the Business Roundtable, an association of CEOs of leading U.S. companies, Vince instructed corporate leaders on numerous public policy engagement efforts that successfully achieved the organization's strategic objectives.

    While working on Capitol Hill, Vince served as a staff leader for two key committees.  As Chief of Staff to the House Rules Committee, he led a 25-person staff, and advised Congressional leaders and committee chairs on the development and execution of successful strategies that advanced the majority party's agenda.  As Deputy Minority Staff Director for the House Financial Services Committee, he worked as a team leader of staff professionals responsible for press operations, speech-writing and strategic planning.

    Vince is a graduate of Eastern Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science degree in political science and George Mason University with a Master of Arts degree in economics.

  2. Robert S. Royer

    Contact: By E-mail

    Robert Royer is a partner in Royer & Brooks, LLP and The McPherson Group, LLP, both specializing in regulatory and legislative matters relating to the financial services industry (domestic and multi-national banking institutions, thrifts, credit unions and securities firms), the taxation of multi-national corporations, transportation and public utilities regulation and legislation, and precious metals and domestic and international mining activities.


    Before entering private practice, Mr. Royer served as Legal and Legislative Counsel to the Securities Industry Association and also served as General Counsel to the Joint Committee on the Library of Congress and Counsel to the House Administration Committee of the United States Congress. Mr. Royer has served as Special Counsel for Capital Markets to the Subcommittee on International Development Institutions and Finance of the Banking, Finance and Urban Affairs Committee of the House of Representatives. Mr. Royer has also served as Special Counsel to the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (the Helsinki Commission).


    Most recently, Mr. Royer was named one of the five most influential lobbyists for the financial services industry.

  3. Ryan D. Israel

    Contact: By E-mail

    Ryan D. Israel is one of the founding partners of the Washington, DC-based law firm, Meeks, Butera & Israel PLLC. With over 20 years of legal and federal policy-making experience, he specializes in the areas of financial services, tax, health care, and business formation and helps clients advance their legal and public policy objectives on Capitol Hill and before federal executive branch agencies. He also advises clients on government ethics, campaign finance, and lobbying disclosure laws, including Federal Election Commission and state election law obligations.


    Israel spent four years on Capitol Hill as a legislative aide to a senior member of the House Financial Services Committee from his home state of Illinois. Following law school, Israel began his legal career in 2002 at the government affairs law firm of Butera & Andrews in DC where he represented a wide variety of financial services and trade group clients. Prior to establishing his current firm, he spent seven years as Special Counsel to one of the largest law firms in the southeastern United States.


    Israel holds a Juris Doctor degree from the Pepperdine University School of Law in California where he was a Fellow and Founding Student Board Member of the Center for Entrepreneurship and the Law, and a Bachelor of Arts degree, with honors, from the George Washington University in Washington, DC.

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