Richardson named partner at McMahan Winstead lobbying firm

Anna Richardson will become a parter in the lobbying firm founded by David McMahan and Beth Winstead. Richardson joined the prominent contract lobbying outfit in 2011 after serving as a legislative staffer, including for newly-elected Senate Majority Leader Jack Johnson (R-Franklin). The firm will be renamed McMahan Winstead & Richardson on Jan. 1.

Here’s the full release:

NASHVILLE – McMahan Winstead today announced Anna M. Richardson will join David McMahan and Beth Winstead as a partner with the firm effective January 1. The firm will officially change its name to McMahan Winstead & Richardson on that date.

“Eight years ago, Anna brought her extensive legislative experience and legal expertise to our firm giving our clients unmatched representation in the Tennessee General Assembly. Her contributions have brought our firm to new heights,” said David McMahan. “Joining Beth and me as a partner is the next logical step for Anna and well-deserved. Our firm is built on honesty, loyalty and hard work. Anna displays all three on a daily basis. We could not be more excited about this new partnership.

“Our firm is more than just a group of highly effective government relations professionals. It is a family,” said Beth Winstead. “Over the last eight years, Anna has helped us serve our clients and build our business like never before. Her hard work and dedication have provided our clients with unprecedented levels of service. I am proud to welcome her as a partner. The future of McMahan Winstead & Richardson is extremely bright.” 

A graduate of Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law at the University of Memphis, Anna joined the firm in 2011 after serving as a policy advisor to the Speaker Pro Tempore. Prior to that, Anna was the Senior Research Analyst for the Senate Commerce Committee, serving under current Senate Majority Leader Jack Johnson.

“It has been a pleasure to watch Anna grow into the tireless and effective advocate she is today. McMahan Winstead & Richardson will continue to provide tremendous value to members of the General Assembly,” said Leader Johnson. “I look forward to continuing to work with Anna and McMahan Winstead & Richardson on issues facing the state of Tennessee.”

The largest firm in the state, McMahan Winstead & Richardson has extensive experience representing a wide variety of clients before the Tennessee General Assembly. The firm is one of the oldest and most respected government relations firms in Tennessee. David McMahan and Beth Winstead are the proud founders of the firm and share over fifty years of experience in government relations on the local, state and national levels. Along with partners McMahan, Winstead and Richardson, the firm’s team includes
two associates, Caroline Simmons and Andrea Bennet-Punke.

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