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John Pence Joins Ice Miller Public Affairs Group John Pence Joins Ice Miller Public Affairs Group

John Pence Joins Ice Miller Public Affairs Group

Ice Miller is pleased to announce John Pence has joined the firm’s Public Affairs Group as Director of Public Affairs. A trusted advisor to federal, state, and local government leaders and officials, Pence brings a diverse corporate and political background to the firm’s growing Washington, D.C. office.
Pence will assist current and future clients with issue monitoring, advocacy and engagement at the federal level while collaborating across the firm to support clients’ policy and legal goals and needs. As the founder and CEO of Pence Strategy Group, Pence has been a strategic partner with Ice Miller since 2021.
“When you have an opportunity to add talent and hustle to your team, you do everything you can to make that happen, which is why John will be such a great asset to our firm,” said Lawren Mills, partner and chair of the Public Affairs Group. “His professional reputation as a thoughtful and strategic counselor and committed teammate has been well earned.”
John Pence has extensive experience in political and public affairs, strategic communications, and business consulting. From 2016 through 2020, John was the youngest Senior Advisor for the Trump-Pence Presidential campaign, charged with building an expansive network of young conservative leaders and entrepreneurs across America. As a surrogate for Republican candidates, John has appeared on CSPAN, CBS, Fox News, CNN Español, Univision, Telemundo, and local affiliates across the country. John has also keynoted events in more than 20 states.
“Our clients and colleagues enjoy working with John because he does his job with integrity and class and is a joy to be around,” said Ice Miller partner Jarrod Loadholt. “In a profession where likability, creativity, and strategic thinking are critical to the work we do, John brings all those qualities to our team.”
“John exemplifies the qualities we look for in a leader here at Ice Miller. We have already viewed him as an important part of our extended team for several years, so, in many ways, this is merely formalizing a successful relationship that will continue to strengthen our team and enhance our ability to serve our clients for years to come,” said Tim Day, a principal at Ice Miller Strategies.

Pence joins recent Ice Miller Public Affairs Group additions that include Michael Hall as a partner, Mariah Field as an associate, Joe Heaton as a senior director of public affairs, and Matt Oyster as of counsel. 

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