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Make better decisions and build stronger relationships with Capitol Insights.

Maine State House

Capitol Insights is a boutique firm providing professional guidance for clients. We have the experience and knowledge to personally craft a plan to address the individual clients issues. We ensure the client understands how policy may move in the future because of changes in public opinion, political pressure and legal interpretation. 

We personally introduce you to the right people and help your organization craft and implement comprehensive public relations and government affairs strategies to make sure your organization achieves its goals.  Everything we do is geared to educating and motivating opinion leaders to help shape public policy in ways that reflect client input.

At Capitol Insights, you will never be lost in the shuffle...you are the priority.

 

Phone:
(207) 623-3800

FAX:
(207) 621-0175

LOCATION
45 Melville Street
Suite 3
Augusta, ME 04330

 

"I need an outcome I can be proud of."

Cheryl Timberlake

"I need an outcome I can be proud of," defines Cheryl Timberlake's brand. Cheryl specializes in helping clients achieve consensus in Maine's political and public policy arenas. As a Maine native, Cheryl understands how to get local elected officials and non-profit or business groups working together to address tough policy issues, from alcohol and marijuana regulation to tax reform initiatives, health care decisions and energy policy. Understanding the diverse client affiliations, from industry trade associations to corporate business, Cheryl is adept at making sure her client issues are thoroughly vetted, and an effective advocacy outreach to achieve success.

Cheryl has many long term clients, who appreciate her humor, candor and tenacity from the concept inception phase of an issue through final passage. She is also nimble in off-session, having experience representing client interests in many coalitions, working groups and on referendum campaigns.

Cheryl earned her BA in Economics and Public Policy from Colby College and her MA in Public Policy and Management from the University of Southern Maine. A Dedimus Justice and a Notary Public, she is a member of the University of Southern Maine Alumni Association. Cheryl enjoys all of what Vacationland has to offer, fully appreciating the hunting, fishing and recreational opportunities that Maine showcases. She resides on Echo Lake in Mount Vernon with her husband Charlie.

 

Phone:
(207) 623-3800

FAX:
(207) 621-0175

LOCATION
45 Melville Street
Suite 3
Augusta, ME 04330

 

Clients of Capitol Insights

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Dome interior of the Maine State House

  • 7-11
  • Colby College
  • Biotechnology Association of Maine
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
  • Maine Beer & Wine Distributors
  • Maine Golf Association
  • Maine Harness Horseman's Association
  • Maine Professionals for Regulating Marijuana
  • Monster Energy Company
  • Sportsman's Alliance of Maine (SAM)
  • Swisher International, LLC
  • Think Again Coalition
  • TOMRA/Returnable Services, LLC

Professional Affiliations

  • Dedimus Justice, 1998 - Present
  • Notary Public, 1991 - Present
  • Legislative Memorial Scholarship Fund Committee, 1995 – Present, member
  • USM Alumni Association Board of Directors, 1998 – President; 1997 – Vice President; 1993- 2000 member
  • Maine Society of Association Executives (MSAE), 2001 – President; 1999-2001 – Director;2002 - Present, member
  • American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), 2001 – Present, member
  • Foundation For Blood Research (FBR) Institutional Review Board, 2004-Present, public member
  • Sportsman's Alliance of Maine (SAM), 2002 – Present, Lifetime Member; 2013-2014 President;2010-2013 Executive Committee, 2008-2010 Director
  • Pine Tree Society, 2011- 2014 Secretary; 2008-2011 Director
  • New Ventures Maine – Advisory Council Member; gubernatorial appointment, March 2017
  • Maine Chamber of Commerce – Member, January 1999 – present
     
 

Phone:
(207) 623-3800

FAX:
(207) 621-0175

LOCATION
45 Melville Street
Suite 3
Augusta, ME 04330

 

 

What others are saying

When I transitioned from the legislature to the executive director of the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine, I was pleased to see that Cheryl served on the SAM Board of Directors. During her service on the board and later as president, there were major reforms and restructuring of the nearly 10,000 member organization and it is my sincere belief that without Cheryl’s leadership many of those reforms would have failed.
— Hon. David Trahan, SAM Executive Director
As a member of the Maine Beer and Wine Distributors Association, I have worked closely with Cheryl Timberlake for nearly 20 years. Going beyond “lobbyist” .....warehouse tours with legislators , organizing legislative gatherings for meet and greets, active participation in both State and Federal industry issues, an uncanny ability to stay on top of the issues, relationship building with Governor’s Office, Legislators, and State Departments....this is what it takes to be successful in today’s political world.
— Scott Solman, President, Maine Distributors
As Secretary of State, when we hosted the summer conference of the National Association of Secretaries of State, hiring Cheryl and the resources of Capitol Insights only made logical sense. Her strong organizational skills and results-based accountability model not only made our conference a success, but her skill at connecting us with funders allowed the 2015 NASS Summer Conference to set records in attendance, participant feedback, and in revenue returned to the organization.
— Matthew Dunlap, Maine Secretary of State