Thomas M. BollerTom Boller began his work in public affairs at the National Bank of Georgia where he was Government Relations Officer, then served as Manager, State Legislative Affairs at Georgia Power Company. He launched his own firm in 1986 which is now doing business as Capitol Partners Public Affairs Group, Inc., and is one of the foremost government relations firms in Georgia. Tom has had many accomplishments through his work in public affairs and was named one of Georgia Trend magazine’s 100 Most Influential Georgians in 1991.  He retired from the firm in the fall of 2012, but is still actively involved in the political, civic and business communities in Georgia.

CURRICULUM VITAE

Work Experience
  • Capitol Partners Public Affairs Group, Inc., Atlanta, Ga., (formerly Boller, Sewell, and Segars, Inc.). Senior Advisor. Assist clients in developing and implementing successful legislative and public affairs strategies. 2007.
  • Boller, Sewell and Segars, Inc., Atlanta, Ga. Public affairs and government relations consulting firm. Founding partner and President, 1986-2007. Founded and managed one of the premier government relations and public affairs consulting firms in Georgia. Clients included leading corporations and associations in the state (State Bar of Georgia, AGL Resources, Blue Cross/ Blue Shield, AAA, BP, Colonial Pipeline, Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, Georgia Chamber of Commerce, Siemens, Georgia Cable Association, etc.).
  • Georgia Power Company, Atlanta, Ga., August 1977 to August 1986, Manager, State Legislative Affairs. Coordinate the company’s direct lobbying effort with members of the Georgia General Assembly and the executive departments and agencies of state government. Promote political awareness among employees, represent the company at all political functions, and represent the company in various community service organizations and programs.
  • National Bank of Georgia, Atlanta, Ga., 1975 to 1977, Government Relations Officer. Coordinate NBG’s direct lobbying effort with members of the Georgia General Assembly; monitor legislative activity on the federal level; create, administer and serve as Trustee of NBG’s two Political Action Committees; develop an in-bank political awareness and education program; represent NBG in various community service organizations and programs.
  • The Westminster Schools, Atlanta, Ga., 1972 to 1975, Teacher/Tennis Coach. Teach American History and social studies, develop and implement a new social studies curriculum for junior high students, coach varsity tennis.
Education
  • Advanced Graduate Studies, Ga. State University, Education and Government Administration.
  • M.A., University of Missouri, 1972. Major: Political Science, emphasis in the areas of Campaign Strategies and Tactics, Political Analysis, Public Opinion and Behavior, and the American Political Process.
  • American University Washington Program, American University, Washington, DC, 1969.
  • B.A. DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana, 1970. Major: Political Science; minor: History.
University Honors and Fraternities
  • American University Scholar, 1969
  • DePauw University Student Senate
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity
Memberships, Organizations, Community Service
  • The Public Affairs Council
  • Leadership Georgia, Class of 1979
  • Ansley Park Civic Association
  • Ansley Golf Club Board of Directors, 2005-2008
  • American Academy of Political and Social Science
  • American Bar Association, Government Affairs Section Chair, 2004-2005
  • Atlanta Chamber of Commerce – National and State Legislative Issue Committee, 1992-1993
  • Georgia Chamber of Commerce – Government Affairs Council – Chairman, 1993-1994
  • Arts Festival of Atlanta – Former Member, Board of Directors
  • Georgia Trend 1991 – 100 Most Influential Georgians
  • Commissioner’s Advisory Council, Ga. Dept. of Labor – Former Member
  • National Association of Bar Executives
  • Ansley Golf Club
  • Atlanta Lawn Tennis Association
  • The Commerce Club
  • Government Affairs Section Chair of the National Association of Bar Executives – 2004