By employing local, state, and federal lobbyists, along with a communications consultant, MMIG is able to advocate for sensible medical marijuana policy in every major venue.
Michael Elliott, Esq., Executive Director – Michael has been the Executive Director of MMIG since January of 2011. Before becoming an attorney, he worked on several political campaigns. Most notably, Michael managed the campaign that defeated a proposed ban of medical marijuana centers in El Paso County (Colorado Springs).
Ted Trimpa (the Trimpa Group), Federal Lobbyist – Mr. Trimpa is the principal of the Trimpa Group, LLC, a national firm specializing in public policy advocacy and political strategy at the state and national levels. Trimpa is one of the country’s most sought-after advocates resulting from his deep understanding of the national and multi-state public policy, political, and non-profit landscape. He has been recognized in national publications, including The Atlantic Monthly, National Review, the Advocate, and the Weekly Standard for his central role in designing cutting-edge public policy strategies.
Mark Eddy, Strategic Communications Specialist -Mark Eddy is founder and principal of Mark Eddy Communications, a strategic communications/marketing/public education firm specializing in public policy issues. Mark spent more than 16 years as an editor and reporter at the Denver Post before starting his communications firm in 2001. Mark was also part of the Denver Post team that was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for reporting on the Columbine tragedy.
Kara Miller, State Lobbyist
Jerry Braden, State Lobbyist