Gate Way Group’s Tom Dempsey Delivers Commencement Speech

Tom Dempsey, former President Pro-Tem of the Missouri Senate, delivers the commencement speech for the graduating class of 2013 from Lindenwood University. In his speech, Dempsey relays the importance of hard work and perseverance through his long-standing career in the restaurant industry. Most of Dempsey’s life lessons were gained in a small Italian restaurant where[…]

David Jackson Discusses Transportation Issues in Missouri on KMOX

Earlier this week, David Jackson, Managing Partner of the Gate Way Group, is featured on KMOX with host Mark Reardon. Jackson highlights the problems facing Missour’s infrastructure and the status of Missouri’s roads and bridges. Among possible solutions, Jackson mentions a Public-Private Partnership and points to conservative states predominately on the east coast that have[…]

Missouri July Revenue Report

State Budget Director Linda Luebbering released the state’s monthly revenue report today, showing a slight downturn in collections compared to July of 2014. July collections 1.2 percent from $512.9 million in 2014 to $506 million this year. Luebbering said the state general revenue fund borrowed $200 million from the state’s budget reserves for “cash flow”[…]

Missouri officials say heavier truck cargo could hurt roads

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Farmers praised legislation that would end weight limits for trucks carrying livestock and grain, but state transportation officials warned members of a Senate agriculture panel Wednesday that the bill could damage roads at a time when money for repairs is strained. The current law has no weight limits for trucks[…]

Gate Way Group’s David M. Jackson named to St. Louis Business Journal’s “30 Under 30” Class of 2014

The St. Louis Business Journal recently named David M. Jackson to its 2014 “30 Under 30” class. David is the managing partner of the Gate Way Group, the lobbying and association-management division of public-affairs and advocacy firm Pelopidas, LLC.

The Business Journal selects prominent business leaders and entrepreneurs each year for this prestigious award. These young professionals are chosen from a diverse group of candidates across the St. Louis region, with past winners ranging from Jessica Schanbacher, Senior Vice President of Associated Bank, to Don Calloway, a former Missouri State Representative who now serves as Director of National Affairs at Anheuser-Busch in Washington, D.C.

As the managing partner of the Gate Way Group, David is responsible for shaping the legislative strategy and vision for Gate Way’s broad lobbying and association management client base that stretches across nearly every business sector. In addition to managing relationships with hundreds of local, state, and federal elected officials, David and his team work with other divisions in the Pelopidas, LLC network to integrate digital media, events, and data strategies into a multidimensional, customized action plan for each client, policy initiative, and brand.