The Batchelder Company

Experience.   Ability.   Integrity.

About Us

The Batchelder Company represents over 40 years of firsthand experience in Ohio’s state government process, and the knowledge of how to navigate the multifaceted systems of the legislative, executive and judicial branches. Our ability to understand and simplify these complexities make it easier for clients to reach their goals and objectives. The company prides itself with honesty and integrity in completing the mission for our clients, and we believe this is the best way in developing a winning strategy while maintaining the reputation of those we serve.

From Bill Batchelder’s unmatched capabilities in both the judicial and legislative facets of state government, Troy Judy’s expertise in building coalitions and guiding organizations, to Chad Hawley’s unique understanding of drafting legislation and navigating the legislative process, our team brings the experience, ability and integrity directly to the statehouse steps.

Our Team

Speaker William G. Batchelder

William G. Batchelder

Chairman Emeritus
Representative Jim Buchy

Jim Buchy

Senior Advisor
Troy Judy - Ohio Lobbying & Campaign Consulting

Troy Judy

Chad Hawley - Ohio Lobbying & Campaign Consulting

Chad Hawley



The Batchelder Company has experience in managing a wide range of issue advocacy and consulting efforts within state government. We take great pride in assisting companies and organizations to plan the most effective strategy with a policy issue.

  • Developing an extensive strategic plan based on goals and objectives;
  • Establishing client relationships with policy makers and senior staff;
  • Direct one-on-one lobbying;
  • Advising on key members of the legislature to act as champions for client issues;
  • Facilitating the development of a clear and consistent message;
  • Assisting in the execution of a communications plan to effectively relay that message;
  • Devising and implementing advocacy strategies for the legislative and executive branches;
  • Monitoring and tracking legislative and executive agency activity;
  • Watching for news stories on issues important to the client;
  • Creating coalitions to generate support for client issues;
  • Regular updates, meetings, strategy sessions with client;
  • Assisting in the creation of advocacy materials ranging from direct mail to broadcast and digital media;
  • Designing, conducting, and interpreting public opinion research;

Our Clients

We take our client relationships seriously, and pledge from the beginning to serve each client with honesty and integrity. Maintaining a strong presence and a quality reputation for our clients is one of our highest priorities. Below please find a listing of clients served and serving:

  • Applewood Centers
  • Air Evac Lifeteam
  • American Electric Power
  • Buckeye Adolescent Service Information Consortium
  • Buckeye Art Therapy Association
  • Business-Industry Political Action Committee
  • CareSource
  • City of Upper Arlington
  • Cleveland City Council
  • Community Choice Financial
  • Cresco Labs
  • Hondros College of Business
  • Jobs for Ohio’s Graduates
  • Lancaster Bingo Company
  • Lumos Innovation
  • Ohio Business Roundtable
  • Ohio Cable Telecommunication Association
  • Ohio Land Title Association
  • Ohio Professional Dog Breeders Association
  • ProMedica Healthcare System
  • RunSwitch Public Relations
  • Seneca County Commissioners
  • Talbert House
  • The National Museum of the Great Lakes
  • The University of Toledo
  • United Way of Greater Cleveland
  • Village of Hunting Valley
  • Voices for Ohio’s Children
  • White Hat Management

Contact us

Phone: (614) 525-0617