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Bob LaBrant to join The Sterling Corporation

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February 07, 2012
Michigan Chamber of Commerce General Counsel to Join Lansing Firm.
 LANSING, Mich. – The Sterling Corporation, a public affairs, political campaign, ballot initiative, and fundraising company headquartered in Lansing, Michigan today announced that Bob LaBrant will be joining the firm as senior counsel following his retirement from the Michigan Chamber of Commerce next month. LaBrant joins Sterling partners Steve Linder, Jeff Timmer, and Mark Pischea and will advise clients on political strategy, issue management strategy, and effectively participating in the political process.
"We at Sterling are honored and humbled that Bob will be joining us. Bob has been my mentor, my boss and my client for over 30 years,” said Steve Linder, Managing Partner. “People like Bob only come along a few times in a generation. His intellect and legal, legislative, and political expertise will assure Sterling clients the superior level of service and guidance they have come to expect. This is a great day for us."
LaBrant served the Michigan Chamber of Commerce for 34 years, heading the political and legal programs. He is known nationally for his help in organizing corporate, association and chamber political action committees. In addition, LaBrant has been active in the redistricting process in Michigan over the past four decades.
Throughout his career, LaBrant aggressively pursued campaign finance legislation, Department of State rulings, campaign finance complaints and political litigation. He was behind legislation that leveled the playing field between labor union PACs and corporate PACs.
In 2010, LaBrant successfully led the ballot question committee that opposed Proposal 1—the call for a new constitutional convention, which was defeated.
LaBrant has served on four transition teams: Governor-Elect John Engler (1990); Secretary of State-Elect Candice Miller (1994); Attorney General-Elect Mike Cox (2002); and Secretary of State-Elect Ruth Johnson (2010).
LaBrant is a past President of the Michigan Political History Society and a past Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Michigan Political Leadership Program at Michigan State University. He was also an adjunct faculty member at Lansing Community College (1984-1998).
LaBrant has been inducted into the Michigan Association Hall of Fame. In 2011, he was named by Campaigns & Elections magazine as one the top “Top 100 Influencers in Michigan” and has received numerous professional awards.
Mark Pischea, Sterling Corporation
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