Sheehy Strategy Group

California Lobbyist

Achieve Effective Public Policy

Tom is one of the most capable and thorough advocates in Sacramento. He is well versed in a wide range of policy arenas and able to discern the best strategy and tactics for addressing important policy concerns. His experience in the executive and legislative branches, as well as his extensive third house associations give him an edge in succeeding in any venture before him.
— Chief of Staff CA State Senator John Moorlach

At SSG our Mission is to help our clients achieve effective public policy and regulatory outcomes while protecting their brand and reputational objectives.

As Principal and founder of Sheehy Strategy Group, Tom Sheehy is recognized as one of Sacramento’s most experienced and influential lobbyists, as well as a fiscal expert. Known for his strength in developing lobbying strategy, planning and executing lobbying campaigns, Tom’s ability to shape and deliver messaging in a clear and convincing manner achieves superior results for legislative and regulatory clients on difficult issues. He leads teams in complex, competitive and high-pressure environments to secure the client’s desired outcome. He has also helped clients develop state department customers and contract with state agencies, thereby securing $100s of millions of dollars in business over the years.  His skill in navigating California’s political landscape comes from over two decades of experience working at the most senior levels in both the state legislature as well as the Governor’s office. He has mastered the intersection between public policy, politics and people in a lobbying career at both a Fortune 100 financial services company as well as an international law firm. Tom manages difficult policy issues by conducting thorough research and understanding the different variables that impact the client’s success. He then develops tactics and strategies to craft messages that position the client to win, all while integrating and leveraging the client’s resources to achieve effective public policy outcomes.