About

Goranson Consulting, Inc. is a lobbying and consulting firm located in Des Moines, Iowa with clients spanning multiple industries, including: healthcare, education, conservation, and industry associations.

In addition to nonprofit and organizational consulting, we represent clients at the Capitol; educating policymakers and advocating for policies that reflect the realities our clients face in the field. We also have relationships with other lobbying firms to ensure our clients have the expertise and relationships they need to engage in the public policy process in Iowa and at the federal level.

Current Lobbying Clients Include:

  • Iowa Restaurant Association (IRA)
  • Iowa Hotel & Lodging Association (IHLA)
  • Iowa Association of Christian Schools (IACS)
  • Iowa Emergency Medical Services Association (IEMSA)
  • Habitat For Humanity of Iowa (HFH)
  • Plumbing Heating and Cooling Contractors of Iowa (PHCC-IA)
  • Pheasants Forever (PF)
  • Iowa Bowhunters Association (IBA)
  • ServBeyond Solutions

What Others Are Saying

In addition to being a tenacious lobbyist, who is willing to put in the “relationship-building work” required to first educate legislators on complex topics, and then convince them to take (or stop) actions that are in the best interest of our members, Eric is a thoughtful and valued partner to our organization. Since becoming his client, the Iowa Restaurant Association has found ourselves in the enviable position of at least one “win” per state legislative session. Our staff, Board and members often consult him in areas beyond advocacy issues. He is a trusted advisor for media and public messaging, communication strategies, and building coalitions.

Jessica Dunker, President & CEO at Iowa Restaurant Association

Eric Goranson brings a real passion and determination to his work and produces meaningful results for his clients, at times against tremendous odds. He cares about his work and his clients – and it shows.

Eric Woolson, Owner at The Concept Works, Inc.

I am very pleased to write this unconditional recommendation for Eric Goranson. Eric and I have worked together in a number of different capacities. As Superintendent of Des Moines Christian, I have collaborated closely with Eric when he was the Director of Development at KZZQ-FM Radio, when he was Director of Development for Iowa Christian Academy, and now that he lobbies Iowa legislators on behalf of nonpublic schools. Eric is a man of impeccable integrity, boundless enthusiasm, sharp intelligence, and limitless intent to do whatever is right no matter the situation. Please give him your utmost consideration.

Dr. Robert Stouffer, Former Superintendent at Des Moines Christian School

Eric has been the backbone behind Iowa Association of Christian Schools (IACS.) His leadership skills has made the organization grow, his ingenuity has made our organization stronger and communication skills made our organization prominent. As a consultant he is constantly coming up with new ideas and as a lobbyist he has made great connections to help pass laws. I strongly recommend Eric to help your business needs.

Randy TenPas, Principal at Hull Christian School

I have been honored to know Eric. He is a man of integrity with a great work ethic that is an asset to any client that he works with. His knowledge of Iowa politics is extensive, and has been diligent in developing relationships within the Iowa General Assembly. He is a lifelong learner who wants to better know the issues that are important to his clients.

Shane Vander Hart, Social Media Consultant, Issue Advocate, Website Developer, Podcaster, Journalist

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