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FACTSHEET: DCI Group, DCI

DETAILS

1133 21st St. NW, Suite M100 Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-546-4242
Fax: 202-546-4243

DCI Group is a full-service public and government affairs firm comprised of more than 150 veterans of federal and state politics and public policy. The founding partners of DCI Group have a long history of work on behalf of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company. DCI Group spun-off from its parent firm of Feather, Larson & Synhorst DCI, a telemarketing company that specializes in astroturf campaigns for corporate and political clients.

According to OpenSecrets.org, Exxon Mobil paid $140,000 in 2005 to DCI Group for their lobbying services. Other major DCI Group clients include AT&T, Microsoft, Lockheed Martin, and General Motors.

DEEDS

Ran climate denial website techcentralstation
Source: DCI Website (2006)

FUNDING

DCI Group has received $140,000 from ExxonMobil since 1998.

2005
$140,000 ExxonMobil Foundation
Source: Open Secrets (2006)

KEY PEOPLE

Charles Francis
Public Affairs Counsel
Source: DCI Website (2006)

Tom Synhorst
Chairman and Co-Founder
Source: DCI Group website 2007

Douglas M. Goodyear
CEO and Co-Founder
Source: DCI Group website 2007

Jim Murphy
President
Source: DCI Group website 2007

Brian McCabe
Managing Partner
Source: DCI Group website 2007

Timothy Hyde
Founding Partner
Source: DCI Group website 2007

Kendra Okonski
Writer for techcentralstation
Source: Kendra Okonski - Sourcewatch

Alan Oxley
Hosted Tech Central Station, a project of DCI Group
Source: Climate Chains Website

PEOPLE

Laura Braden Dlugacz
Former Senior Account Manager
Source: CA Governor Press Release 2006

Chris LaCivita
Former consultant
Source: Media Matters 2006

Diane Miller
Lobbyist
Source: DCI Group website 2007

Jim Tobin
Former Lobbyist
Source: Boston Globe 2004

Justin M. Peterson
Partner
Source: FEC contribution report 2005

SOURCES

DCI Website (2006)
http://www.dcigroup.com/leadership/

Open Secrets (2006)
http://opensecrets.org/lobbyists/clientsum.asp?txtname=Exxon+Mobil&year=2005

CA Governor Press Release 2006
http://www.governor.ca.gov/govsite/press_release/2006_05/20060505_GAAS29206_Appointments.html

DCI Group website 2007
http://www.dcigroup.com/management.html

Media Matters 2006
http://mediamatters.org/items/200610280003

Boston Globe 2004
http://www.boston.com/news/politics/president/bush/articles/2004/10/16/gop_official_accused_in_phone_dispute_quits_his_post/

FEC contribution report 2005
http://query.nictusa.com/cgi-bin/dcdev/forms/C00410738/185933/sa/11A1

Kendra Okonski - Sourcewatch
http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Kendra_Okonski

Climate Chains Website
http://www.climatechains.com/bios.html