Our Team

Our core staff is quite simply the best there is. Managing the day-to-day operations of our rapidly expanding practice takes the brightest talent available. We are proud to call them ours.

Nile Elam

Vice President of Congressional Relations
Nile Elam joined Lobbyit.com in the fall of 2011 after previously working on Capitol Hill and for Governor Romney’s Presidential Campaign. While on the Hill during the 112th Congress, Nile worked with then-freshman Member Paul Gosar (R-AZ), tracking constituent issues and overseeing legislative correspondence. In the summer of 2011, Nile joined Governor Romney’s campaign team in Virginia, coordinating the state’s balloting operation and serving as liaison to potential voters across the Commonwealth. Following the successful primary season, Nile began working with Paul Kanitra, and together, Lobbyit.com has since grown from a handful of clients to over 30 in the span of just two years. Recently promoted to Director of Congressional Relations, Nile works on a variety of issues, including: higher education; child care; transportation; regulatory oversight; the aviation industry; and many others. Nile resides in his hometown of Alexandria, VA and graduated from Texas Christian University in 2010.

Mike Silverman

Vice President of Client Relations
Mike is an accomplished Southern California based business development executive and entrepreneur. Credits have included the launch of an executive search firm, and business development management roles with several international market research organizations specializing in consumer trends and the strategic intelligence used for brand positioning.

Spearheading new client development at Lobbyit.com, Mike’s clients include a variety of national associations, non-profit organizations, high growth businesses, institutions of higher education, and municipalities. In prior business development roles, Mike’s clients have come from every vertical market imaginable including CPG, pharmaceutical, healthcare, medical electronics, automotive, aerospace, food/hospitality, manufacturing, IT, financial/professional services, and variety of retail. He began his professional career as a site selection research planner for the Arizona Governor’s Office of Economic Planning & Development after earning his BS in Geography from Arizona State University.

Shawn Delaney

Vice President of Regulatory Affairs
Shawn Delaney joined Lobbyit in 2014 as our Vice President for Regulatory Affairs. Prior to Lobbyit, Shawn spent nine years as a Senior Associate with the EOP Group, an Executive Branch lobbying firm. Although he handled a broad swath of issues for the small firm, his areas of focus were energy and environmental regulatory compliance. Before the EOP Group, Shawn was with the political department of the Democratic Leadership Council, a moderate, Washington-based think tank and with The New Democrat magazine, its affiliated publication. Shawn has also worked for Hornby Zeller Associates as an evaluator of state and federal government programs and for The Future of Europe Trust. He has served as staff to members of the U.S. House of Representatives and the British Parliament. He is a graduate of the University of the Maine School of Law and is bar certified to practice in the state of Maine. He also holds a Masters in Public Administration from American University and a B.A. in politics and policy from The Catholic University of America. Shawn is married with two daughters and a son.

Matt Kent

Manager of Legislative & Regulatory Analysis
Matt Kent joined Lobbyit.com in the fall of 2013 after spending time in various congressional offices including Representative John Delaney (D-MD) and the House Committee on Homeland Security.

During law school, Matt worked as a fellow at the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA) where he advocated for changes to federal employment and tax law. As a college student, Matt was a press assistant for Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) in New York. Matt has experience in Maryland politics; working for a political fundraising firm, Rice Consulting LLC, as well as serving as law clerk to the Maryland State’s Attorney’s Association (MDSAA). Matt currently maintains the bill and regulatory tracking system for Lobbyit.com, ensuring that Lobbyit.com clients are the first to know of legislative and regulatory changes that could affect their goals.

Matt holds a B.A. in Political Science from Marist College and a J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law. Matt passed the New York bar examination in July 2013.

Katherine Van Dyck

Legal Counsel

Kyna Smith

Administrative Assistant


Board of Advisors

LobbyIt.com is privileged to have a distinguished Board of Advisors consisting of some of the most well regarded leaders in their respective fields. Providing strategic input, direction on policy, and helping to manage our tremendous expansion, their expertise is vital to the successful operations of the firm.

Christa Cordova


Craig Graue

Internet & New Media

Blake Iba

Information Technology

Marcus Kain


Steve Lusher

Strategic Communications & Management

Kim Tyree