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TOBACCO LOBBYISTS

According to Oklahoma Ethics Commission records, 10 persons are currently registered (as of 2/16/15) to lobby the Oklahoma State Legislature on behalf of tobacco companies or tobacco industry trade associations. Most of these individuals have also registered to lobby for a variety of other client organizations.




Robert Eric Donaldson
Austin, TX

Altria Client Services Inc, and its Affiliates
Altria Group, Inc. (previously Philip Morris Companies, Inc.) is the parent company of Philip Morris USA, John Middleton, Inc., U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company, Inc, and NuMark, LLC. It is the largest tobacco company in the United States. Brands include Marlboro, Parliament, Virginia Slims and Basic.





David Stephen Edwards
Tulsa, OK

Xcaliber International LTD., LLC
Xcaliber International is a cigarette and smokeless tobacco manufacturer located in Pryor, Oklahoma. Brands include Echo, Vortex, and Exeter.

OTHER CLIENTS
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield d/b/a Anthem
AT&T Mobility, LLC
AT&T Mobility Services, LLC
AT&T Messaging, LLC
AT&T Digital Life, Inc.
AT&T Solutions, Inc
AT&T Corp.
Atlas Pipeline Mid-Continent LLC
CFS2 Inc.
Cimarex Energy Co
Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc
International Paper Company
Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P.
Millenium Laboratories
MultiState Associates, Inc. on behalf of Rave Mobile Safety
MultiState Associates, Inc. on behalf of Local Search Association
Murphy Brothers International Expositions, Inc.
Oklahoma Association of Nurse Anesthetists d/b/a OANA
Oklahoma Industrial Energy Consumers d/b/a OIEC
Oklahoma Injury Benefit Coalition, Inc. d/b/a OIBC
ResCare
Sabre GLBL, Inc.
Southwestern Bell Telephone Company
The Bama Companies, Inc.
The Edwards Firm, Inc.
Tulsa County Sheriff's Office
Unit Corporation
Watco Companies, LLC

Richard L. Haselwood
Winston-Salem, NC

RAI Services Company
Reynolds American, Inc. (RAI) is the second-largest tobacco company in the United States. Its holdings include R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, American Snuff Company (formerly Conwood), and Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company. Brands include Camel, Pall Mall, Doral, Kool, Winston and Salem.




James Matthew McSpadden
Oklahoma City, OK

Reynolds American, Inc.
Reynolds American, Inc. (RAI) is the second-largest tobacco company in the United States. Its holdings include R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, American Snuff Company (formerly Conwood), and Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company. Brands include Camel, Pall Mall, Doral, Kool, Winston and Salem.

OTHER CLIENTS
Advance America, Cash Advance Centers of Oklahoma, Inc.
AFLAC
Capitol Health Management
Consumer Data Industry Association
Farm Credit of Oklahoma
Home & Community Based Services Council, Inc.

Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
Molecular Testing Lans
Motion Picture Association of America

Multistate Associates, Inc.
Oasis Legal Finance, LLC
Oklahoma Agricultural Education Teacher's Association

Oklahoma Beverage Association
Oklahoma Livestock Marketing Association
Oklahoma Public Charter School Association
Oklahoma Residential Assisted Living Association

Oklahoma Surgical Hospital, LLC
The Oklahoma Pork Council, Inc.
Western Union Financial Services, Inc








Brian Lee Nance
Oklahoma City, OK

Reynolds American Inc.
Reynolds American, Inc. (RAI) is the second-largest tobacco company in the United States. Its holdings include R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, American Snuff Company (formerly Conwood), and Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company. Brands include Camel, Pall Mall, Doral, Kool, Winston and Salem.

OTHER CLIENTS
Air Evac EMS, Inc.
DentaQuest, LLC
Oklahoma State Apartment Association
Pfizer Inc.
Sterling Wine and Spirits
Wine Institute



Richard Phillips
Oklahoma City, OK

Cigar Association of America, Inc.
The Cigar Association of America, Inc. is a national trade organization representing over 30 cigar manufacturers, importers and distributors.

OTHER CLIENTS
Hewlett Packard Company
NextEra Energy Resources
Oklahoma Association of Community Action Agencies, Inc.
Oklahoma Association of Realtors




Cooper Brett Robinson
Oklahoma City, OK

Lorillard Tobacco Company
Lorillard, Inc., through its Lorillard Tobacco Company subsidiary, is the third largest tobacco company in the United States. Brands include Newport, Kent, True, Maverick and Old Gold.

OTHER CLIENTS
BOKF, National Association d/b/a Bank of Oklahoma
1938 Beer Distributors of Oklahoma
Capitol City Associates, Inc.
The GEO Group, Inc.
ITC Holdings Corporation
McSpadden Milner Robinson LLC
NAIFA - Oklahoma, Inc. At-Large Association d/b/a National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors - Oklahoma
Oklahoma Association of Defense Counsel
Oklahoma Real Estate Appraiser Board
Oklahoma State Association of Health Underwriters, Inc.
K12 Management, Inc.



Tom Rogers
Enid, OK

Altria Client Services Inc. and its Affiliates
Altria Group, Inc. (previously Philip Morris Companies, Inc.) is the parent company of Philip Morris USA, John Middleton, Inc., U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company, Inc, and NuMark, LLC. It is the largest tobacco company in the United States. Brands include Marlboro, Parliament, Virginia Slims and Basic.

OTHER CLIENTS
Clean Harbors Environmental Services, Inc.
G.R.P.A. Agency, Inc.
Joint Industrial Foundation
Oklahoma Tire Recyclers, LLC
National Waste & Recycling Association
Oklahoma Mid-Size Cities Coalition



Benny F. Vanatta
Oklahoma City, OK

Swisher International, Inc.
Swisher International Group is the world's largest cigar company (in units sold) and is America’s largest cigar exporter, shipping to nearly 90 countries. Brands include Swisher Sweets, King Edward, and Optimo.

OTHER CLIENTS
Benny F. Vanatta, Inc. d/b/a Vanatta & Associates
Oklahoma Hotel and Motel Association, Inc. d/b/a Oklahoma Hotel and Lodging Association, Inc.
Luxottica Retail North America Inc.
McDonald's Restaurants of Oklahoma, Inc. d/b/a McDonald's Corporation
Oklahoma Nurse Practitioners Association d/b/a Association of Oklahoma Nurse Practitioners
Oklahoma Rural Telephone Coalition
Oklahoma Travel Industry Association
The Oklahoma Society of Certified Public Accountants



Gary Don Williams
Edmond, OK

Altria Client Services Inc, and its Affiliates
Altria Group, Inc. (previously Philip Morris Companies, Inc.) is the parent company of Philip Morris USA, John Middleton, Inc., U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company, Inc, and NuMark, LLC. It is the largest tobacco company in the United States. Brands include Marlboro, Parliament, Virginia Slims and Basic.

OTHER CLIENTS
Cooperative Council for Oklahoma School Administrators, d/b/a CCOSA
Oklahoma Tire Recyclers, LLC
Oklahoma Wholesale Marketers Association
Organization of Rural Oklahoma Schools d/b/a OROS
Waste Management of Oklahoma, Inc. d/b/a Waste Management


Source of Registration Data: Oklahoma Ethics Commission, Registered Lobbyists/Liaisons by Lobbying Year (updated 2/16/15)