A government affairs specialist and former political strategist with over 30 years of experience making a measurable difference for her clients, Tylynn has a distinguished career that ranges from political campaigns to legislative and strategic grassroots advocacy. She was featured in Fortune magazine as part of “a new breed” of in-state grassroots lobbyists. Tylynn has a rare ability to manage many moving pieces in order to achieve federal legislative victories.
Before joining Strategies 360, Tylynn served as Deputy State Insurance and Securities Commissioner of Montana, where she developed legislative strategy and spearheaded the passage of 21 pieces of key health care and securities legislation. She helped pass a landmark health insurance legislation program, Insure Montana, that went on to win national awards and became a model for the premium-assistance provision of the Affordable Care Act. As Deputy Commissioner, Tylynn led and managed a staff of 70 employees.
As Vice President of M & R Strategic Services from 2001 to 2004, Tylynn specialized in coalition building, field advocacy campaigns and media strategy. She worked to pass a major Montana ballot initiative, the Small Business Health Care Affordability Act.
At Strategies 360, Tylynn co-leads the D.C. office and works on behalf of an array of clients in sectors including health care, energy, housing, technology and trade associations, providing them with the cutting-edge, comprehensive and coordinated strategic services necessary to fight and win in today’s cutthroat marketplace of ideas. Tylynn is known for her creative approaches, nimbleness, and devoted attention to her clients and the task at hand.
Tylynn has served in a variety of political positions on the campaigns of U.S. Senator Max Baucus of Montana, Governor Ben Nelson of Nebraska, Governor Kathleen Sebelius of Kansas, U.S. Senator Tom Daschle of South Dakota and U.S. Senator Bob Kerrey of Nebraska.
Well into young-adulthood, first in South Dakota and later in Arizona, Tylynn trained, rode — and, yes, broke — Arabian show horses. So, managing campaigns and negotiating cumbersome political issues just seemed like the next logical career move.
A native of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Tylynn earned her B.A. in Political Science from Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona.