Ian Calkins, addressing clients.

Ian Calkins

has been with Copper State Consulting Group for over 17 years and is responsible for handling public affairs and media relations. He brings a broad depth of experience and ability to handle diverse political projects for clients. His particular strength is an ability to land in un-charted rural areas and set up shop for clients with planned industrial projects. While establishing a statewide presence for clients he has grown a vast network of allies in Yuma County, handled intense public forums in Pinal County, lobbied Supervisors in Cochise County, organized editorial board meetings in Mohave County and managed a statewide ballot measure campaign, among other missions. His efforts on behalf of Copper State clients have also gone beyond Arizona’s borders. He worked on generating media attention in his home state of Colorado, worked to kill adverse legislation in New Mexico and dealt directly with the national media (including Wall Street Journal, New York Times, NPR and CNN) on various issues for clients.