Government Relations Team
HANNAH POWERS GARAGIOLA
Hannah Powers Garagiola is the President and CEO of Compass Government Relations which was founded in 2018. Hannah has been a private sector lobbyist for 14 years advocating for fortune 500 businesses, major energy developers, infrastructure companies and large trade associations. At the helm of Compass Government Relations, Hannah directs a bipartisan team with a proven track record of commonsense solutions to business matters before the Maryland General Assembly, Maryland State House and local governments across Maryland. Hannah’s practice also includes lobbying before the D.C. City Council and Mayor’s Office. Known for her political savvy, understanding of policy issues, and energetic approach, Hannah’s clients are afforded access at the highest levels to meet their organization’s needs.
Robert J. Garagiola has nearly 30 years of legislative, lobbying, and advocacy experience at the federal, state and local levels of government. As a former state Senate Majority Leader, he has strong relationships with the House and Senate leadership of the Maryland General Assembly as well as Hogan Administration officials. Having represented Montgomery County as a Senator for a decade, Rob is also one of the lead lobbyists in Montgomery County, Maryland. In addition, he has experience lobbying in Baltimore City and Frederick County. Rob also lobbies before the Delaware General Assembly, DC City Council, and in the halls of Congress.
Tyler has been lobbying in Annapolis for over six years on a wide range of issues including procurement, tax policy, environmental issues, public funding, and more. Prior to representing clients before the Maryland General Assembly and throughout the rest of the State, he worked for Senate President Thomas V. “Mike” Miller, Jr. where he staffed the Senate Budget and Taxation Committee. Tyler has used his time working with the Senate Budget and Taxation Committee, learning the ins and outs of the state budget process, and leveraging the relationships he built to represent and help clients secure millions in both state operating and capital budget funding. Additionally, Tyler has robust experience assisting clients as they navigate procurement opportunities at both the state and local levels. He is a proud graduate of West Virginia University where he studied political science and economics and currently resides in Baltimore City.
MOIRA MOYNIHAN CYPHERS
Moira is an accomplished lobbyist on healthcare, renewable energy, local government, and social justice issues in Annapolis. On behalf of her diverse roster of clients, Moira has secured tens of millions in operating and capital budget funds – from major health care providers to afterschool programs. Nationally, Moira does policy work and logistics planning for conferences across the US and in Canada. A lobbyist since 2014, she served as senior staff on a gubernatorial race. Prior to that, Moira spent 5 years in the House as Legislative Director to a member on the Appropriations and Health and Government Operations Committees. In her off-session time, Moira has worked on federal health care policy, state and local elections and grassroots issue campaigns.
As the Manager of Government Relations for Service Corporation International, Isaac ran national corporate government relations in 33 states. Prior to that, Isaac lobbied before the Maryland General Assembly and Baltimore County government. In his free time, Isaac started a successful management consulting business focused on building government relations capacity for non-profit organizations. Isaac’s ten plus years in lobbying combined with his MBA from the Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland means he leverages his business experience and legislative contacts to deliver measurable value to his renewable energy, education and procurement clients.
Alex Shull has years of legislative, lobbying, and advocacy experience at the federal, state, and local levels of government. As a former Government Affairs Director for the Port of Baltimore, she has strong relationships with members in the Baltimore region of the Maryland General Assembly as well as Hogan Administration officials. Having worked for members of the House and Senate that represented Maryland’s Eastern Shore Alex brings unique, long standing relationships in this rural jurisdiction. In addition, Alex manages the Delaware book for Compass’ Government Affairs practice.
Josh excels in policy analysis, logistics, and strategic advice. For the past several years, Josh has represented clients in policy matters related to business regulation, labor & employment, planning and zoning, civil justice, and behavioral health. Josh advocates for clients across Maryland and its local county jurisdictions including Montgomery and Anne Arundel Counties. Josh also heads Compass’ Washington D.C. government relations division, representing clients before the D.C. Council and Mayor’s executive agencies.
Addison joined the Compass Government Relations team in June 2021 and brings an extensive background in policy and communications with experience at both state and federal levels. As the former Chief of Staff to the Chairman of the Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland, Addison worked on legislation to improve equity, procurement, and funding opportunities for minority businesses and disadvantaged communities across the state of Maryland.