Philip E. Raines, MBA
Philip Raines is President of Prevailing Wisdom, LLC.
Mr. Raines has worked in government affairs for state, national, and local officials for over 25 years. He began as an intern in a Congressional office, answering the phone and helping get flags for veterans. Along the way, he's knocked thousands of voter doors, built opposition research files on US Senate candidates, run campaigns in multiple states, researched and written legislation on everything from firefighter pensions to higher education standards to medical billing policies.
Phil can even tell you if a Twix is a cookie or candy, and why that matters.
Phil has an B.S. in Political Science with a minor in History from Bradley University. In 2008, he earned his Master of Business Administration degree from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota.
For the last 17 years, he has worked as a lobbyist and political consultant. Eight years ago, Phil founded Prevailing Wisdom, and has never looked back. His philosophy is that government should enhance commerce, and businesses can help government more efficiently accomplish the greater good. Through his combination of business and political experience, he helps businesses maximize their returns.