Ballard Partners and Chicago's All-Circo Announce Strategic Alliance
Florida government affairs firm Ballard Partners announced Thursday "a strategic alliance" with Chicago-based All-Circo, Inc., which Ballard calls one of the most respected political consulting firms in the Midwest.
“The strategic alliance formed between Ballard Partners and All-Circo offers an enhanced ability to maximize our clients’ results while leading to significant business growth for our firms,” said Brian Ballard, president of Ballard Partners, in a press statement. “John Kelly and his team demonstrate unparalleled mastery of the legislative process and I am honored to be united with such a great, high-quality company.”
John J. Kelly, Jr is the president and owner of All-Circo, Inc. The firm represents nearly four dozen clients -- including Fortune 100 corporations, top sports franchises, local governments and non-profit organizations -- in Springfield, the city of Chicago and Cook County. Blue-chip companies such as ADM, Miller-Coors, CVS Caremark, Bank of America and The Blackstone Group retain All-Circo to address their public policy interests and provide professional guidance in the always-fluid climate of Illinois politics.
“John Kelly is one of the most accessible, aggressive and effective lobbyists in Illinois,” said John Cullerton, president of the Illinois Senate. “He works with people on both sides of the aisle to get results for his clients.”
The alliance with Ballard represents a move to expand All-Circo’s business beyond just Illinois. “By working with Brian and his seasoned team, together we’ll continue to get the job done and exceed any challenges posed by our clients. Expanding our network and leveraging our combined resources will bring added value to all of our clients,” said John J. Kelly, Jr., owner and president of All-Circo, Inc.