R.J. Pirlot

Owner / Lobbyist

R.J. PIRLOT joined the Hamilton Consulting Group in 2015. He has over 25 years of experience in government and regulatory affairs, including nearly four years as a political appointee with the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin, where he served as the chairperson’s principal advisor and as the chief operating officer, responsible for the day-to-day and long-term management of the 140-employee agency.

Before the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin, he also served for over eight years as Director of Legislative Relations for Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC), the largest representative of Wisconsin businesses. He also worked as policy director and legal counsel for the Office of the Wisconsin Assembly Speaker, under Republican Scott Jensen, where he oversaw policy research and development, parliamentary law and procedure, and served as one of Speaker Jensen’s principal advisors.

R.J. earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from St. Norbert College in 1987 and a juris doctor from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 1994. R.J. is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin and the Madison Lawyers Chapter of the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies. He and his wife, Anne, have two sons. In his spare time, he enjoys studying taekwondo and volunteering for the Boy Scouts of America.

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