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TOBACCO LOBBYISTS

According to Oklahoma Ethics Commission records, 13 persons are currently registered (as of 4/24/14) 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.




Dennis L. Adkins
Oklahoma City, OK

Lorillard, Inc.
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

A & A Advocates, Inc
AES Shady Point, LLC
AT&T Inc. & its subsidiaries
Beer Distributors of Oklahoma (BDO)
ITC Great Plains
Linn Energy
MarkWest Energy Partners, L.P.
Newfield Exploration Co.
OSU Physicians Practice Group
Oklahoma Association of Defense Counsel
Oklahoma Public Employees Association [OPEA]
Plains Pipeline
Plants, People and Health, LLC
TXI






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., and U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company, Inc. It is the largest tobacco company in the United States. Brands include Marlboro, Parliament, Virginia Slims and Basic.






Steve Edwards
Tulsa, OK

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

OTHER CLIENTS
AT&T Inc. & its subsidiaries
Atlas Pipeline
Cimarex Energy
Edwards Firm
Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc
International Paper Company
MultiStates Associates on behalf of Local Search Associates
Murphy Brothers Exposition
Oklahoma Association of Nurse Anesthetists
Oklahoma Industrial Energy Consumers
Oklahoma Injury Benefit Coalition
ResCare
The Bama Companies
Tulsa County Sheriff's Office
Unit Corporation
Verallia, USA f/k/a Saint Gobain Containers
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.






Michael Maxwell
Oklahoma City, OK

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

OTHER CLIENTS
Edwards Firm
Endangered Breeds Association
Oklahoma Association of Nurse Anesthetists
Oklahoma County Deputy Sheriff's Office Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 155
Oklahoma Industrial Energy Consumers
Oklahoma Injury Benefit Coalition






James Matthew McSpadden
Oklahoma City, OK

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.

OTHER CLIENTS
AFLAC
Alliance for Solar Choice
Capitol Health Management, Inc
Caterpillar, Inc.
Community Financial Services Association [CFSA]
Consumer Data Industry Association
Farm Credit of Oklahoma

Independent Insurance Agents of Oklahoma [IIAO]
Merck, Sharp & Dohme Corp. including affl. Schering Corp. Merck Scherin, Plough Pharmaceutical, LLC
Motion Picture Association of America [MPAA]

Multistate Associates, Inc.
Oasis Legal Financial
Oklahoma Agricultural Education Teacher's Association [OAETA]

Oklahoma Beverage Association [OBA]
Oklahoma Livestock Marketing Association
Oklahoma Pork Council [OPC]
Oklahoma Residential Assisted Living Association [ORALA]

Oklahoma Surgical Hospital [OSH]
Recovery Audit Services (RAS)
The Garland Company
Western Union





James Milner
Oklahoma City, OK

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.

OTHER CLIENTS
Affordable Equity Partners
American Bail Corporation
Amerigroup
BIOS
Burford Capitol
Central Liquor Company
Lamar Outdoor Advertising
OPATR
Republic Beverage Company
Snyder Electric
Standard Renewable Energy
TNT Fireworks                                                                                     The Dean Group
Verizon Wireless
Verizone






Brian Lee Nance
Oklahoma City, OK

RAI Services Company;
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
AT&T Inc. & its subsidiaries
Air Evac EMS, Inc.
DentaQuest
Oklahoma Multi-Family Housing Association
Pfizer Inc.
Sterling Wine and Spirits
Wine Institute






Richard Phillips
Oklahoma City, OK

Cigar Association of America
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, LLC
OKACAA
Oklahoma Association of Realtors






Cooper Brett Robinson
Oklahoma City, OK

Lorillard, Inc.
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
Bank of Oklahoma, N.A.
Beer Distributors of Oklahoma (BDO)
Capitol City Associates, Inc.
GEO Group, Inc., The
ITC Great Plains
MarkWest Energy Partners, L.P.
NAIFA-Oklahoma
Oklahoma Association of Defense Counsel
Oklahoma Real Estate Appraiser Board
Oklahoma State Association of Health Underwriters
Plants, People and Health, LLC
TXI
k12, 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., and U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company, Inc. It is the largest tobacco company in the United States. Brands include Marlboro, Parliament, Virginia Slims and Basic.

OTHER CLIENTS
GRPA Agency Inc.
Joint Industrial Foundation
Liberty Tire Recycling LLC
National Waste & Recycling Association
Oklahoma Mid-sized City Coalition






Benny F. Vanatta
Oklahoma City, OK

International Swisher
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
Lenscrafters, Inc.
Northwestern Oklahoma State University
Oklahoma Hotel & Lodging Association
Oklahoma Nurse Practitioners Association
Oklahoma Restaurant Association
Oklahoma Rural Telephone Coalition
Oklahoma Society of Certified Public Accountants [CPAs]
Oklahoma Travel & Industry Association
Vanatta & Associates






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., and U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company, Inc. 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 [CCOSA]
Liberty Tire Recycling LLC
Oklahoma Wholesale Marketers Association
Organization of Rural Oklahoma Schools
Waste Management of Oklahoma, Inc.






Source of Registration Data: Oklahoma Ethics Commission, Oklahoma Registered Lobbyists List (updated 4/24/14)