Profile of Judy Cook - Cook Girard - Government Affairs, Lobbying and Grassroots Management

Judy Cook - Senior Partner
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Judy Cook is co-founder and Senior Partner of Cook Girard Associates, with more than 30 years of experience in public policy and politics in Minnesota. Cook is repeatedly recognized as one of the leading government affairs professionals in Minnesota. She has an unequaled reputation for her skills as an effective communicator and advocate on behalf of clients. Throughout her career, Cook has successfully managed some of the most complex legislative and regulatory issues addressed by Minnesota policymakers.

Cook has expertise on a variety of public policy issue areas including health care, business regulation, civil law, environment and government transformation. She is known for tackling tough government affairs challenges and achieving results through a broad, bi-partisan base of relationships while developing and implementing effective strategies. She has proven the ability to work across the political spectrum to arrive at consensus on public policy issues from the simple to the most controversial, yielding positive results.

Cook has long received recognition for her achievements, including being named by Twin Cities Business Magazine to their list of “100 People to Help You Thrive in 2013.” In October 2010, the national political magazine, “Campaigns and Elections” included Cook among their list of “100 Influencers in Minnesota.” In 1997, while President of the Minnesota Retail Merchants Association, Minnesota Monthly Magazine named Cook one of the “21 Most Influential Women in Minnesota.” Cook has also served on numerous boards and organizations during her years as a leading government affairs professional in Minnesota.
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