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 levels.

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.





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Mission Statement

To help define and meet the government relations needs of our clients through a high level of personal and professional communication.

Services Available

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 public officials

* Monitoring and evaluating legislation

* Developing legislative and political strategies

* Drafting specific legislative language

* Conducting legislative research

* Providing liaison with state and federal agencies

* Business to government (B2G) sales consultation

* Representation at political events

* Securing public financing for development projects

* Permit review and approval

* Grantwriting and procurement assistance

* Licensing and regulatory compliance

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Present Clients

Allegheny County Sanitary Authority (ALCOSAN)



FMC Corp.

Pennsylvania Association of Private School Administrators (PAPSA)

Past Clients

Alle-Kiski Revitalization Corporation (AKRC)

Bacharach, Inc.

Capital Marketing Group

Borough of Tarentum

Graziano Construction & Development Company

Highlands School District

JFM Communications

Joseph A. Piccone, Inc.

MCS Logistics, Inc.

M and A Supply

North American Securites Administrators Association

NorthShore Community Alliance

PEAK Technical Services, Inc.

Pennsylvania Beauty Academy

Pride Holding Company, dba Bodyguard Bodyarmor

Ron Klink and Associates

Three Rivers Wet Weather Demonstration Program

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Daniel Joseph Rihn

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 area.

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.

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Peter Madaus

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.

Call to arrange for a free consultation - 412-351-4844

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Updated Spring 2010