The History of Ervin Graves


For more than 30 years, Ervin Graves Strategy Group has achieved results for our clients in defense, appropriations, biotech, health services, finance, cybersecurity, natural resources, consumer packaged goods, fintech and more. At the same time, Ervin Graves has been a trusted, bipartisan resource to policymakers, leveraging experience and insight into a broad range of issues to inform the legislative process.

Building on the principles of bipartisanship and trustworthiness that Jim Ervin laid out when he founded the firm in 1987, former Congressman Tom Graves joined forces with Jim in 2020 to launch Ervin Graves Strategy Group. After nearly 20 years in the Georgia legislature and U.S. House, Tom has a reputation for relationship building and forging creative solutions to some of the biggest challenges facing the nation.

Meet The Team


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Honorable Tom Graves

President and CEO
As a north Georgia country boy, Tom’s life has been fueled by one slogan his father shared with him: Dream Big, Work Hard, and Achieve Much. ‍He’s been a...
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Jim Ervin

Chairman
As an original founder of Ervin Graves, Jim works with each of our clients to coordinate a legislative agenda that fits their specific needs and interests. He utilizes his...
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Allison Feikes

Vice President
Allison is a seasoned professional with a proven track record of communicating effectively with people from different political persuasions. She has a thorough knowledge of U.S. domestic and foreign...
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Amanda Kasper

Vice President
Amanda brings extensive experience fostering and managing public-private partnerships in healthcare, clinical research, and environmental issues. She has demonstrated success representing the interests of senior leadership...
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Colby Miller

Principal
Colby provides our clients with the knowledge, contacts and information needed to successfully promote their products and services to Federal and State government customers.‍ Colby is an Iraq War...
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Crawford Horan

Director of Operations
As a vital member of the Ervin Graves team, Crawford is the proverbial person who “keeps all the trains running on time.” Utilizing her operational management skills, she coordinates...
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Dan Sauers

Research Associate
Dan Sauers is a graduate student at George Washington University where he is pursuing a Master of Professional Studies in Political Management. Daniel began his career in New York...
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Ericka King

Vice President
A domestic policy professional with nearly half a decade of experience on the Hill, Ericka’s passion for advocacy took her from her West Tennessee roots to law school in...
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Erin McCoy

Research Associate
Serving as a Research Associate, Erin is from Des Moines, Iowa and is a first-year Master of Arts student at Johns Hopkins SAIS concentrating in Security, Strategy, and Statecraft....
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Joe Kasper

Managing Director
Joe is an experienced government affairs specialist with a unique and diverse background that provides clients with a higher-level of innovative and effective strategies. His extensive work...
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Rhett Dawson

Advisor
Rhett joined Ervin Graves after 15 years as president and CEO of the Information Technology Industry Council. At ITI he recruited skilled board leaders from the technology industry, built...
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