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

Senior Director 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.

Morgan Muchnick

Senior Director of Advocacy
Mr. Morgan P. Muchnick recently joined Lobbyit.com after more than 15 years in Congress and the private sector.

Mr. Muchnick previously served as Professional Staff to the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, where he played a pivotal role in creating the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). In addition, Mr. Muchnick managed the aerospace, defense and homeland security portfolios at the American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics (AIAA), led a communications team at Unisys Corporation focused on the Department of Homeland Security and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), and as the Director of Legislative Affairs for Turner Government and Public Affairs. Furthermore, he is a co-founder of Fantasy Politics, LLC, a civics-minded educational game patterned after fantasy football.

Mr. Muchnick completed his undergraduate degree in History with honors at UCLA and received a Master in Public Policy (MPP) from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.

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.

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

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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

Marketing

Craig Graue

Internet & New Media

Blake Iba

Information Technology

Marcus Kain

Accounting

Steve Lusher

Strategic Communications & Management

Kim Tyree

Sales