President & Chief Lobbyist
John J. Federico, JD is an attorney and an experienced government affairs and public relations consultant. Federico // Duerst Consulting Group provides professional governmental affairs and association management services to a wide variety of clients in Kansas. His advocacy efforts on behalf of various interests requires him to work collaboratively with key members of the Kansas Legislature, the Governor’s office, and the Kansas Congressional delegation on a daily basis.
Identified by Ingram Magazine as one of the original "50 Most Influential Kansans", Federico’s professionalism, experience and record of success makes him well suited to effectively represent the interests of various business interests, large and small, and Kansas-based associations before the Legislature, State Agencies, and the Executive Branch.
As one of the most respected lobbyists in Kansas, Federico is most proficient at strategic planning, and communicating with elected officials and regulators on a variety of levels. John has invested an enormous amount of time, energy and financial resources into developing meaningful relationships with ALL members of the Legislature, and the Executive Branch and has been careful not to ignore any one particular party, or faction within a party.
A native of Rhode Island, John attended Flagler College in St. Augustine, FL, and earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Rhode Island, and his law degree from the Washburn University School of Law. He lives in Lawrence with his wife of 35 years and has three adult children.