Stephen Replogle is a principal with Cove Strategies and brings to the firm extensive political, legislative, and coalition experience. His career includes serving in the executive branch, the United States Congress, on political campaigns, and advising Fortune 500 companies.
Prior to joining Cove Strategies, Stephen served as a senior federal relations advocate for Walmart. He directed and advised successful legislative campaigns in policy areas including labor, immigration, education, financial services, energy, tax and trade. These successes were based on the detailed development and precise implementation of targeted congressional and agency legislative and public policy strategy, strategic messaging, and coalition building.
Stephen worked in the United States Senate as senior policy advisor to members of Senate Leadership, Senators Jon Kyl, Lamar Alexander and John Thune. In these positions, he advised the Conference Chairman, as well as members of the Republican Conference, on issues relating to fiscal, social, and international policy matters. He also served as the primary liaison for the Senate Republican Conference to House Leadership, the White House, other departments and outside industry interests.
Prior to the Senate, Stephen served as Legislative Advisor and Director of Intergovernmental Affairs for the U.S. Department of Commerce. Key policy responsibilities ranged from technology, intellectual property, economic development, international trade as well as serving as the primary liaison for the Secretary of Commerce to all governors and local elected officials. He also served as a coalitions advisor to the Bush/Cheney 2004 Presidential campaign and as staff on the 2004 Presidential Inaugural Committee.
Additionally, Mr. Replogle has advised Fortune 500 clients on public affairs strategies as an associate for DCI Group, as a political advisor for the Georgia Republican Party, and as an intern in the White House Office of Political Affairs. In 2011, Washingtonian Magazine named Stephen Replogle on of the Top Forty Lobbyists under Forty.