With over 20 years of experience working in the Texas Capitol and capitols throughout the southeastern United States, Todd Morgan has accumulated vast experience in fostering productive relationships with legislators, regulators, corporations and trade associations, achieving solutions to complex and politically sensitive issues. Todd’s extensive political network, combined with comprehensive knowledge of the legislative and regulatory processes, has given him a solid reputation for creating competitive advantages and resultsoriented strategies for his clients.
Todd founded Morgan Capitol Consulting in 2007, dedicating himself to serving a limited number of clients on issues where he could provide real value. He prides himself on developing close relationships with his clients and a comprehensive understanding of their business and objectives. In this capacity, he operates more like an in-house government affairs professional rather than a standard contract lobbyist. His practice takes advantage of his long-standing friendships with elected officials and regulators and draws on his prior professional experience, allowing him to effectively represent businesses and organizations on legislative and regulatory matters.
Prior to founding Morgan Capitol Consulting, Todd spent eight years as Director of State and Local Government Affairs for Temple-Inland Inc, a Fortune 300 company with interests in manufacturing, real estate development, banking and minerals. With oversight over Temple-Inland’s operations in the southeastern United States and California, he was responsible for formulating and executing complex legislative and regulatory strategies on a wide range of issues.
Todd began his professional career in 1990, working for then-Railroad Commissioner John Sharp, following him to the Texas State Comptroller’s office in 1991. During his eight years with Comptroller Sharp, he served in various executive capacities including Manager of Research and Revenue Estimating, Assistant Director of Tax Enforcement, Director of State-Federal Relations in Washington DC and Executive Director of the Texas Tomorrow Fund. During this period, he developed extensive management experience and worked closely with state and federal legislators and their staff.
Todd Morgan is a native of Abilene, Texas. The son of nurse and a petroleum landman and part-time rancher, Todd left Abilene to attend the University of Texas in 1985. There he received two degrees – a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. He lives in Austin with his wife Jennifer and two sons, Hill and Drew.
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