Aaron Mays, Lobbyist
Aaron has been involved in Kansas politics for many years. He currently serves on the Topeka City Council, Shawnee County Civil Service Board, the Metropolitan Topeka Planning Organization and as a precinct committeeman. He has a bachelor’s degree from Washburn University and an MBA from Baker University. In addition to politics, Aaron has also worked in the insurance and financial services industries. This experience provides an enhanced technical knowledge in these industries and polished his communication skills. He has worked hard to build a robust bipartisan network within the Kansas legislature and continues to build relationships that can help accomplish quality policy decisions. He has also been active in the community with several organizations including the Topeka Public Schools Foundation, Aaron Douglas Art Fair, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and Bright Circle Preschool.
Tara Mays, Lobbyist
Tara Mays specializes in association management, policy development, strategic communications, grassroots engagement and outreach efforts as well as large event planning. Her time around the statehouse spans more than a decade over four different administrations. Tara has built policy strategies for a wide variety of interests. She currently serves as the Executive Director for Economic Lifelines and Kansas Operation Lifesaver. For several years she had been simultaneously leading the government affairs offices for both the Kansas Department of Transportation and the Kansas Turnpike Authority. As an expert in the legislative process, rules and regulatory changes, Tara combines her robust state agency knowledge with her legislative policy experience to produce the best possible outcomes for clients. She is a graduate of Washburn University with a B.A. in Political Science.
Jessica Mays, Business Manager
Jessica Mays specializes in the business end of things and has experience in federal and state regulations, tax code, higher education and not-for-profit organizations. She handles financials, including budgeting and projections for several organizations. Jessica states, "It's difficult to describe what I do, I'm continually learning new skills, and the job changes daily, but I love a challenge". She has a Bachelors degree in Public Administration, a Minor in Mass Media, and a certificate in Non-Profit Management from Washburn University. Prior to joining the Mays Group, Jessica worked in Higher Education focusing in Federal financial aid. At the Mays Group, Jessica maintains the behind the scenes business operations and specializes in association issues and coalition building.