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Becca Pryse

Becca Pryse
Vice President of Public Affairs

P: (651) 265-7858

Becca joined Ewald Consulting in 2005 and is the Vice President of Public Affairs, overseeing the company’s government and media relations functions. She has 14 years of legislative experience as a staff person in the Minnesota House of Representatives and the Wisconsin State Assembly. In the Minnesota House, Becca worked as a communication specialist and committee administrator, and most recently served as the Director of Research and Legislative Services. Becca graduated with a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Becca is an alumni member of the American Council of Young Political Leaders, a Board Member of the Minnesota Government Relations Council, and Board Member of Bridges to Learning, a non-profit organization.

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Valerie Dosland

Valerie Dosland
Government Affairs Director

P: (651) 265-7857

Valerie Dosland is the Director of Government Affairs at Ewald Consulting, where she provides government relations and lobbying services to clients in the areas of early childhood and K-12 education. Valerie assists her clients in policy development, lobbying and monitoring of legislative activities as well as grassroots development and engagement. Prior to joining Ewald Consulting in 2005, she worked for nine years at the Minnesota House of Representatives as a research consultant specializing in the areas of early childhood and K-12 education. Valerie is a graduate of the University of Minnesota with a B.A., is an alumni of the U of M’s Humphrey Policy Fellows program, and serves on the board of the YMCA Youth in Government Program.

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Phil Griffin

Phil Griffin
Senior Government Relations Manager

P: (651) 203-7244

Phil Griffin began his career as a Staff Assistant during the first term of Minnesota Governor Rudy Perpich. He spent the next four years as staff for the House Higher Education Division and the House Health and Welfare Committee before taking a position lob-bying for the Minnesota Medical Association. Phil was then hired by Physicians Health Plan (PHP) where he worked for the health plan, its management company UnitedHealthcare and PHP’s succes-sor Medica. From 1993 to 2001 Phil was Vice President of Public Policy for PreferredOne. As the principal and owner of Griffin Government Consulting Phil represented American’s Health Insurance Plans, Johnson & Johnson, Minnesota Association of Community Health Centers, March of Dimes and others for 18 years. In January of 2019 Phil brought his current clients to Ewald Consulting where he joined the Government Relations Group. Phil is a graduate of Hamline University and William Mitchell College of Law.

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Troy Olsen

Troy Olsen
Government Relations Consultant

P: (651) 288-3424

Troy joined Ewald Consulting in March 2015 as government relations consultant. Previously, he worked for Public Affairs Company, where in addition to other accounts, he was primarily a state coordinator for Hunting Works For America program promoting the economic benefits of hunting and recreational shooting in Arizona, Utah, Oregon and Colorado. Troy also has 20 years of staff experience at the Minnesota House of Representatives. He graduated from the University of Minnesota, Morris with a B.A. in Political Science and a B.A. in Social Science.

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Allie Spellman

Allie Spellman
Government Relations Specialist

P: (651) 288-3438

Allie joined Ewald Consulting in January 2019 as a government relations specialist. She began her career working as staff for the Minnesota House of Representatives. Most recently, Allie worked as a research consultant for the Minnesota House of Representatives, providing House members with policy and political analysis and research. Allie is a graduate of the University of Illinois with a double major in Earth, Society & Environmental Sustainability and Geology.

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