Capitol2Capitol Partners Public Affairs Group, Inc.

Capitol Partners Public Affairs Group, Inc. is a long-established public affairs and government relations firm whose team collectively has over 100 years of experience in legislative representation, public affairs, and government relations. The mission of Capitol Partners is to give our clients the best possible service by assisting them in achieving their goals and representing their interests in a professional and positive manner. With integrity and the highest ethical standards, we help secure favorable outcomes for our clients in the legislative and regulatory arenas, as well as state and local government procurement. We have a proven track record representing a wide variety of clients with a wide span of interests, from the concerns of big business to the practice of law.

Capitol1Tom Boller founded Capitol Partners’ predecessor firm in 1986.  Prior to his retirement in the fall of 2012, he successfully represented numerous clients through this firm, from independent associations to regulated utilities, and had many years of experience before that working in the legislative affairs departments at National Bank of Georgia and the Georgia Power Company. Tom retired from full time work at the firm, but he stays active in community activities, as well as local and state political affairs.

Rusty Sewell joined the firm in 1995. He has extensive experience in Georgia government as executive counsel during Governor Joe Frank Harris’ two gubernatorial terms, as well as his work at the Judicial Council of Georgia, Office of Attorney General, and Georgia General Assembly’s Legislative Counsel. Rusty previously practiced law at Long, Aldridge & Norman (currently McKenna Long Aldridge). He earned his undergraduate degree at Georgia Tech and has a law degree from the University of Georgia.

Wanda Segars is a partner and acts as the firm’s business manager. She began working with Tom Boller in the legislative affairs department at Georgia Power and has worked with this firm since its inception. Wanda is a summa cum laude graduate from Georgia State University with a degree in marketing.

Prior to joining the firm seven years ago, Hunter Towns served as deputy director of legislative affairs for Governor Sonny Perdue and has wide-ranging experience as the governor’s liaison to members of the General Assembly and as Governor Perdue’s advisor on legislative, policy, and political issues. He also served as government relations’ manager at the Atlanta law office of Womble Carlyle Sandridge and Rice. Hunter has a Communications degree from the University of Georgia.

Caroline Womack joined Capitol Partners in September 2014. She is an authority on healthcare issues having previously worked for the American Heart Association, the Georgia Hospital Association and, most recently, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia. Caroline has a BS in Political Science from the University of Georgia with an emphasis on Global Studies.

Mark Middleton, an associate with the firm, is an administrative law expert. He was formerly a hearing officer at the Georgia Public Service Commission and chief of staff at the Department of Education. As former director of research and development for the Georgia Republican Party, he has extensive knowledge of and relationships with the Republican Party and its members. He has represented numerous clients before the Georgia Department of Insurance, Georgia Public Service Commission, and other executive agencies. While he has his own legal and legislative practice, he works with Capitol Partners on issues involving his areas of expertise. Mark has an undergraduate degree in finance and a law degree, both from the University of Georgia.