What our clients appreciate about Versant Strategies

"Versant Strategies have been a tireless advocate in Harrisburg for the thousands of students that choose to attend vocational higher education. MeeCee is a refined veteran that takes the representation of Empire and their students seriously. She takes time to know the issues and formulates a winning game plan. The Team at Versant takes their role in representing Empire very seriously and it shows in their preparation and results."

Tony Fragomeni
Vice President of Governmental Affairs, Empire Education Group

 

"On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Pennsylvania No-Till Alliance, I would like to offer a belated thank you to Versant Strategies for their many years of outstanding and passionate work on our behalf. The No-Till alliance is a respected and well organized group much in part to the great efforts you provided us. We are proud of the working relationship we developed with Versant Strategies which allowed us to better serve farmers across the region. Your leadership was an important tool for us to gain insight and build relationships throughout the world of agriculture in Pennsylvania.

Your team always demonstrated the utmost in professionalism and integrity. Their many years of combined experience of the working knowledge of Harrisburg were a true asset to our organization."

Jim Hershey
President, Pennsylvania No-Till Alliance

 

"The PWA has been working with Versant Strategies for 8 years and have never had an occasion to regret our decision.  MeeCee, Caleb and the rest of the team are knowledgeable, professional, determined, and most importantly, effective.  Over the past 8 years we have accomplished more legislatively than we had in the previous 28.  They have not only positioned us well politically but have also helped us bolster old and forge new relationships with Governmental and private organizations alike.  Their guidance and insights have been integral to the explosive growth seen in the Pennsylvania Wine Industry and I look forward to many more years of a fruitful relationship."

Jamie Williams
The Winery at Wilcox, Inc.

 

"USA Gypsum approached Versant Strategies for assistance with the development of a new General Permit allowing the recycling of drywall scraps for beneficial use as a soil amendment and animal bedding. Versant assisted us in developing our strategy and worked with us and our engineer to arrange meetings with key officials. The result is a new permit WMGM038 issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection for which USA Gypsum was the first applicant and permit granted.

Versant continues to provide USA Gypsum with creative solutions to complex challenges and is able to communicate these at many levels of government."

Terry L. Weaver
President, USA Gypsum

 

"...Our association has worked with Versant Strategies and it's one of the best decisions that we ever made. In addition to the terrific insight our association has gained on the inner workings of Harrisburg, they have provided invaluable insight on how to best position us to succeed in accomplishing our goals. Moving forward, I couldn't imagine our association not having Versant represent us and continue to be a fantastic resource for both big picture and day to day items..."

Sam Landis
Vynecrest Winery

 

"Our client, a large grain handler and shipper in Pennsylvania, recently had an issue with a road serving one of their facilities. The business has grown and the road needed upgraded to accommodate increased truck traffic.

Our team at Versant Strategies, by engaging their strategic alliances, was able to structure a financing package that combined state, local and client money to fund the road upgrade. Because of their connections, their strategic process and their reputation, Team Versant was able to represent our clients' interest with great success.

We have found Versant Strategies responsive, effective and professional in every aspect of every dealing."

Patrick J. Boova
International Agribusiness Group

 

"Our working relationship with Versant Strategies is extremely invaluable. As a company devoted 100% to agriculture it is important for us to gain insight and build relationships in such an important agricultural state such as the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The Versant team of professionals brings many years of experience and business knowledge to the table and they do so with the highest level of integrity. This is evidenced by the respect that legislators and other policy stakeholders in Harrisburg have for them."

Kimberly O'Brien
Monsanto Company

 

"We hired Versant to help pursue several fundraising and legislative goals for our new grain processing business in PA. Within days of registration we were presented with several grant and loan opportunities, and we received our first grant award that same month! The professionalism and speed of MeeCee and her team are a clear reflection of their work ethic and knowledge of the local political and agricultural landscape. We are thrilled to be represented by Versant and look forward to working together as we drive change and build infrastructure for craft beverage raw material supply in PA. Cheers!"

Mark Brault
President, Deer Creek Malthouse

 

"I would recommend Versant Strategies to anyone. They understood the strategy behind our legislative effort from day one, and knew how to use their relationships to expand on it. Versant successfully worked side by side with our existing team by offering access to interest groups, trade organizations and legislators with whom we were unfamiliar. As a client who likes to stay involved in the lobbying process, I found Versant to be incredibly responsive and always well informed – the attention you and your issues receive literally makes you feel like you are their only client."

Mike Malloy
The Hankin Group

 

"When the PA Pest Management Association needed new leadership and direction to manage our Membership we turned to Versant Strategies. Versant has been our "voice' in Harrisburg relative to our Legislative Affairs so when we needed an Executive Director to run the day-to-day business operation of our diverse industry our Association made a natural decision to select Versant Strategies. Versant brings a tone of professionalism and integrity which our membership admires and respects. We appreciate our strong working relationship as we move our Association into a new direction which we can be proud of."

Keith Hamilton
President Elect, PA Pest Management Association

 

"Versant Strategies – the new Pennsylvania Forestry Association's administrator – has helped us move into the 21st Century with a variety of new and updated communication techniques and services to our membership and board of directors. Being the oldest state Forestry Association in America (1886) brings a heavy burden of consistently appearing as a leader in forest conservation & stewardship. Versant Strategies has made long strides with helping us successfully continue our mission in the first six months we have been with them."

Robb Piper
Past President, Pennsylvania Forestry Association

 

"The final coat of black top is going down today and the response has been huge from the community and customers. I want to thank you and your team at Versant for all you professionalism as without your help and expertise this likely would have not gotten done. I look forward to working with you and your group moving forward."

Brent Risser
Risser Grain