GIS Associates, Inc.
Government Information Specialists
Phone: (412) 351-4844
Fax: (412) 351-4855
2113 Locust Street
P.O. Box 82608
Pittsburgh, PA 15218
Full service government affairs at the federal, state and local
GIS Associates has over 30 years of combined government and
political experience and offers its clients a full range of
government relations services. With GIS, you will have coverage of
legislative and regulatory issues in Washington, Harrisburg and
throughout Pennsylvania. GIS can also investigate government
contracts that relate to your business, help you navigate the
bureaucratic mazes that exist at all levels of government and
manage your political activity.
The services provided by GIS Associates are based on the
premise that the key to successfully working with the government--
at all levels -- is understanding its processes. GIS calls on our
years of experience to make the process work for our clients.
* Communicating with legislators, regulators and other
* Monitoring and evaluating legislation
* Developing legislative and political strategies
* Drafting specific legislative language
* Conducting legislative research
* Providing liaison with state and federal
* Business to government (B2G) sales consultation
* Representation at political events
* Securing public financing for development
Daniel Rihn spent 11 years on the staff of State Senator Frank
Pecora, including time as Executive Diretor of the Senate Military
and Veterans' Affairs and Local Government Committees, Executive
Assistant in charge of the Capitol office, and Director of
Constituent Services in the district office.
From 1994 to 1997, Rihn served as Chief of Staff to Congressman
Mike Doyle. He was responsible for the constituent and political
activities in Allegheny County and the Metropolitan Pittsburgh
In 1997, Rihn incorporated GIS Associates. He serves as President
and Chief Executive Officer of the company. Daniel Rihn currently
serves on the Board of the Steel Valley Authority and the Mon
Valley Policy Committee.
Peter Madaus spent more than a decade in Washington, DC,
working for members of the Pennsylvania Congressional Delegation.
He worked his way up from Staff Assistant in the office of
Congressman Bob Borski to become Legislative Director.
In 1993, Madaus joined the staff of Congressman Ron Klink as
Legislative Director, specializing in the areas of
telecommunications, finance and education. After twelve years on
Capitol Hill, Madaus joined GIS in 1999.
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