Claude Ramsey Launches Government Relations Firm


River Branch Strategies to Offer Statewide Solutions for Businesses


CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – (April 2, 2015) Claude Ramsey, former deputy governor in the Haslam administration and mayor of Hamilton County for more than 16 years, announced today the formation of River Branch Strategies, a government relations firm based in Chattanooga.

“Over the last four decades I’ve worked to build relationships between regional organizations and every level of government in Tennessee; now we’re making it an official business,” Ramsey said. “I know from my time in government service that conversations at the state and local levels impact businesses across Tennessee. Our team can help connect these groups with government officials to share information and learn from their experiences. We are here to make the process easier and provide access for people.”

River Branch Strategies will offer relationship building, legislative advocacy and organizational strategy. Through established relationships in Chattanooga, Nashville and across the state, River Branch Strategies can connect companies and organizations with the Tennessee General Assembly, state regulatory bodies, city councils, county commissions and local agencies.

“Claude Ramsey was influential in my decision to start a business in Tennessee,” said Dwight Bryant, owner and CEO of Prologue. “Now he’s helping me grow my company and connect with state leaders and fellow businesses to build mutually beneficial relationships. River Branch provides an essential service to business owners to keep Tennessee going strong.”

About River Branch Strategies
At the crossroads of policy, government and business, River Branch Strategies connects people and their elected leaders. Claude Ramsey founded River Branch Strategies to help small and large organizations build relationships with government. He and his team bring a wide array of expertise to businesses. From increasing their local profile and access to local leadership, to organizing statewide advocacy and lobbying campaigns, River Branch Strategies stands ready to support businesses at every level of local and state government.