John “JB” Byrd is Named Lobbyist of the Year

John “JB” Byrd, with the firm of John M. Palatiello & Associates, Inc., has been selected as a top lobbyist for 2020 by the National Institute for Lobbying and Ethics (NILE).
Mr. Byrd is the registered lobbyist for the National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS) and the Council on Federal Procurement of Architectural & Engineering Services (COFPAES).  He also provides advocacy services for the U.S. Geospatial Executives Organization (U.S. GEO), the Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE) Association, the Geospatial Equipment and Technology Institute (GETI), the Business Coalition for Fair Competition (BCFC), the Project Management Institute (PMI), and other clients.
John M. Palatiello & Associates, Inc. ( is a public affairs consulting firm based in the Washington, DC suburbs. JMP&A provides association management, strategic planning, public relations, government affairs, and management and marketing consulting services to private firms, associations and government agencies with an emphasis on the sectors of architecture and engineering; geospatial, surveying, mapping, and GIS; information technology; construction; transportation and infrastructure. JMP&A’s team of professionals has more than 75 years of combined experience in association management and government affairs. JMP&A is a subsidiary of Miller/Wenhold Capitol Strategies (

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