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Ron Ramsey

Ron Ramsey

Founding Member
Ron Ramsey served as Tennessee’s senate speaker and lieutenant governor from 2007 to 2017. He was a member of the Tennessee General Assembly for 24 years, serving two terms as a state...
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J. Russell Farrar

J. Russell Farrar

Founding Member
J. Russell (Russ) Farrar has more than three decades of lobbying and governmental relations experience. As a co-founder and senior partner of Nashville-based law firm Farrar & Bates, he has successfully tried...
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Addison Russell

Addison Russell

Government Relations Specialist
Addison Russell is an attorney and government relations specialist. She serves as assistant general counsel to Tennessee REALTORS®, and lobbies the Tennessee General Assembly on behalf of Tennessee REALTORS®, local government entities...
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Ross V. Smith

Ross V. Smith

Government Relations Specialist
Ross V. Smith is an attorney and government relations specialist. He currently litigates on behalf of Public Entity Partners and multiple local governments in Tennessee. Ross also lobbies the Tennessee General Assembly...
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Matt Russell

Matt Russell

Government Relations Specialist
Matt Russell is a government relations specialist and an experienced political strategist who has represented clients at the local, state and federal levels. Prior to joining Ramsey, Farrar & Bates, Matt directed...
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