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The Political Life - from campaigns to capitols and everywhere in between. A show about the people whose lives are immersed in the political world, and how they got there. Politicians, lobbyists, pollsters, and business people. If they're on the show, they're living the political life.

Hosted by Jim O'Brien, The Political Life introduces you to the personalities and "day in the life" experiences of some of the most interesting and dynamic individuals in the field. 

Aug 24, 2020

John Hesse is the Managing Partner of DHR International’s Corporate Affairs Practice. DHR International is a global executive search firm with expert consultants who provide executive recruitment, management assessment, & succession planning.

In his role, John identifies skilled communications and public affairs professionals who advance an organizational mission by engaging and influencing external audiences.

Prior to joining DHR, John served as the Government & Public Affairs Practice Leader for The McCormick Group, working on retained searches for lobbyists, government relations and public affairs professionals for corporations, associations, law firms and consulting firms, as well as state, federal and international government affairs opportunities.

He also provided confidential candidate representation to lawyers, lobbyists, and public affairs professionals seeking new roles. A key aspect of his work involved representing senior government officials and legislative staff seeking a transition to the private sector.

Earlier in his career, John spent time managing his own consulting firm, CERO Strategies, LLC, as the Chief Legal Officer and Vice President of Government and Public Affairs at SOHO Resource Group, Inc. and as a Senior Attorney and Director of Government Relations for Direct Selling Association.

John earned a Bachelor of Arts in American Government from Franklin & Marshall College and his Juris Doctor from Hofstra University School of Law.

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