Harrisburg | Washington, D.C.

Who We Are

Bipartisan. Connected. Empowering.

The Commonwealth Strategic Partners team has more than 60 years of combined experience working in offices on Capitol Hill and in Harrisburg. We offer clients a unique perspective having worked in senior positions and across parties to address some of the most challenging issues.

With this level of experience and bipartisan credentials comes a personal network and degree of influence that other firms are not able to match. We know how to get your needs in front of the right people at the right time and amplify your voice at any level of government.

 

Key Personnel

George S. McElwee
Co-founder and Managing Partner, Washington, DC

George is a founding member and managing partner of Commonwealth Strategic Partners (CSP). He brings more than 20 years of experience in both the public and private sectors, including work in the federal government and as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Navy Reserve.

Keith J. Pemrick
Co-founder and Managing Partner, Washnigton, DC

Keith is a founding member and managing partner of Commonwealth Strategic Partners (CSP). He brings 20 years of experience working with many facets of the political landscape, including in Congress and leading campaigns, as well as work in the private sector.

Michael Conallen
Director of Pennsylvania Operations, Harrisburg, PA

Michael is a highly skilled public servant with nearly 30 years of experience spanning the courtroom, the battlefield, and the halls of Congress. His diversity of experience creates an uncommon skill set and resume full of success that he uses to benefit CSP’s clients as Director of Pennsylvania Operations since 2019.

Sean Schafer
Director of Pennsylvania Operations, Harrisburg, PA

For more than 11 years Sean has been a trusted advisor and expert voice on politics and government relations. From working for elected officials to representing clients in the gaming industry, Sean has had the opportunity to hone his strategic and legislative skill sets on high-pressure, high-profile issues for the majority of his career.

Katie Hazlett
Director, Federal Government Affairs, Washington, DC

Katie Hazlett joined Commonwealth Strategic Partners (CSP) in 2021 as Director of Federal Government Affairs. She brings more than 16 years of experience working in both the legislative and executive branches of the federal government advancing public policy initiatives through the U.S. Congress.

Wesley Trimble
Manager, Government Affairs, Washington, DC

Wesley is the newest member of Commonwealth Strategic Partners (CSP), joining the team in  2021 as Manager, Government Affairs.

George S. McElwee
Co-founder and Managing Partner, Washington, DC

George is a founding member and managing partner of Commonwealth Strategic Partners (CSP). He brings more than 20 years of experience in both the public and private sectors, including work in the federal government and as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Navy Reserve.

Keith J. Pemrick
Co-founder and Managing Partner, Washnigton, DC

Keith is a founding member and managing partner of Commonwealth Strategic Partners (CSP). He brings 20 years of experience working with many facets of the political landscape, including in Congress and leading campaigns, as well as work in the private sector.

Michael Conallen
Director of Pennsylvania Operations, Harrisburg, PA

Michael is a highly skilled public servant with nearly 30 years of experience spanning the courtroom, the battlefield, and the halls of Congress. His diversity of experience creates an uncommon skill set and resume full of success that he uses to benefit CSP’s clients as Director of Pennsylvania Operations since 2019.

Sean Schafer
Director of Pennsylvania Operations, Harrisburg, PA

For more than 11 years Sean has been a trusted advisor and expert voice on politics and government relations. From working for elected officials to representing clients in the gaming industry, Sean has had the opportunity to hone his strategic and legislative skill sets on high-pressure, high-profile issues for the majority of his career.

Katie Hazlett
Director, Federal Government Affairs, Washington, DC

Katie Hazlett joined Commonwealth Strategic Partners (CSP) in 2021 as Director of Federal Government Affairs. She brings more than 16 years of experience working in both the legislative and executive branches of the federal government advancing public policy initiatives through the U.S. Congress.

Wesley Trimble
Manager, Government Affairs, Washington, DC

Wesley is the newest member of Commonwealth Strategic Partners (CSP), joining the team in  2021 as Manager, Government Affairs.

 

Our Services

Our team has worked successfully in numerous policy areas, including:

Federal Government Affairs

State Government Affairs

Strategic Communication

PAC & Political Consulting

Association Management

Business Development

Services Designed to Boost Support

Government Relations & Lobbying

PAC & Political Consulting

Strategic Communications

Business
Development

Association
Management