Colby & Company

A unique social enterprise and government affairs firm

About Us


About Us
Colby & Company is a Columbus, Ohio-based social enterprise providing government affairs, patient advocacy services, and business development for start-ups, corporations, patient groups, and nonprofit organizations. We have extensive expertise in healthcare, life sciences and patient advocacy and operate in Ohio, the US and internationally.  

We have an unrivaled knowledge of state health departments, state legislatures and executive branch agencies, combined with experience in successfully implementing healthcare and patient advocacy projects across the US. This experience provides clients with unique insights and approaches to achieving their goals in the public policy arena.

Colby & Company also has strategic alliances with consultants across the US and internationally.

Our Services


CONSULTING

Our government affairs services include: Developing and implementing patient advocacy programs Development of grass-tops and grassroots advocates Representation and monitoring of state legislatures and Congress Social media campaigns in support of advocacy objectives Representation before executive branch agencies Communications counseling, including working with an organization's in-house PR function to support advocacy objectives Assistance in drafting bills and amendments Communications training for legislative hearings, public testimony and media appearances Writing testimony Advising on media strategy

The Team


Rick Colby

President

Rick Colby, president of Colby & Company, has successfully managed government affairs programs across the United States for 24 years. A national expert on the functions of state government, he has extensive experience in legislative affairs, government management, health care policy and communications. Mr. Colby has worked in state government in two states: as chief of staff in the New Jersey Department of Health's Long-Term Care Ombudsman agency and as director of legislative affairs in the Ohio Department of Health, where he developed and managed the agency's policy and legislation. Mr. Colby was a senior legislative aide in the New Jersey General Assembly, where he managed the Higher Education and Regulated Professions Committee, the Assembly Aging Committee and the State Government Committee. Other state government positions include: assistant to former New Jersey Governor Thomas H. Kean; media director for the state of New Jersey during the Statue of Liberty's 100th Anniversary in New York City; and public affairs director for the Philadelphia Mental Health Corporation. His political experience includes working as executive director for former New Jersey Gov. Thomas H. Kean's reelection campaign in Bergen County and as a field coordinator for Connecticut Reagan-Bush '84. A Connecticut native, Mr. Colby holds a Masters Degree in Government Administration from the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelors Degree in Corporate Video Communications from Southern Connecticut State University.

Kevin Fuller

Partner

Kevin L. Fuller is the founder of the Fuller Group and a Senior Partner with Colby and Company. The Fuller Group is a government affairs consulting company specializing in state, local and federal affairs helping clients navigate through the regulatory and legislative process creating value for businesses by solving complex legislative and policy issues. Before launching the Fuller Group, Kevin spent over 20 years in the pharmaceutical industry holding positions in sales and government affairs. He has developed in-depth knowledge of Medicaid and the legislative process working a variety of legislative issues ranging from health care, environmental, energy, taxes and economic development incentives. He is also an experienced advocate, building coalitions and grassroots networks through allied development. His experience in government affairs started with holding elective office in Pennsylvania as a Township Supervisor and working locally for a Congressman assisting in media outreach and winning legislative campaigns. He successfully started up and led a state government affairs department for a Fortune 500 company and has been a departmental leader in community affairs for a major managed care organization. Kevin has been appointed to several task forces and boards in a variety of industries and has served as a trusted and highly sought after campaign advisor. Kevin is a graduate of California University of Pa. with B.S. in Business Administration and holds an MBA in Marketing from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia

Cahner Jennice

Cahner Jennice, government affairs associate, is a graduate of Clemson University with a degree in biosystems engineering. Most recently she was a microbiologist at American Regent Inc. in Columbus, a pharmaceutical manufacturing plant. Prior to that she was an environmental monitoring technician at American Regent. She handles our portfolio of bio-health and bio-environmental issues, in addition to assisting with event management and legislative monitoring. Cahner has been a member of Engineers Without Borders and the Society of Women Engineers.

Contact Us


  • Westerville, OH, USA
  • 575 Copeland Mill Road Suite 2E

A list of companies and organizations we've worked with


  • Amgen
  • Almost Family
  • American Hospital Association
  • American Red Cross Tissue Services - Central States Region
  • Amylin Pharmaceuticals
  • Bayer
  • BioEnterprise
  • BioOhio
  • Central Ohio Lions Eye Bank
  • Charter Life Sciences
  • Chiron
  • Cincinnati Eye Bank
  • Community Corrections Corporation
  • CompCare
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
  • Election Systems and Software
  • Health Integrated
  • Healthcare Leadership Council
  • Highlands Regional Medical Center
  • Inez Deposit Bank
  • International Association of Fire Fighters
  • Keep America Connected!
  • KIDS 1
  • Lions Eye Bank of West Central Ohio
  • Medtronic
  • MHM Services, Inc.
  • MultiState Associates
  • National Business Incubation Association
  • Novartis
  • Ohio Alzheimer's Association
  • Ohio Association of Adult Day Services
  • Ohio Chapter of American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Ohio Council of Alzheimer's Associations
  • Ohio Hepatitis C Coalition
  • Ohio Pediatric Brain Tumor Association
  • Ohio Society of Professional Engineers
  • Partnership for a Safer Cleveland
  • PerkinElmer Life Sciences
  • Permedion
  • Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers Association
  • Provider Synergies
  • Res-Care
  • Schering-Plough
  • Shire USA
  • Shorebank Enterprise Group
  • Smart Solutions Inc.
  • University of Cincinnati Medical Center
  • University of Phoenix
  • Vencor
  • Verizon
  • Wyeth Pharmaceuticals