A Fresh Approach

Berton Brown is focused, success-driven professional with sharp political instincts learned from years spent in and around government and campaigns. We have managed and directed research and development programs to meet organizational needs and to capitalize on potential new campaigns, products, and clients.

Berton Brown

I have a keen understanding of the political landscape with over 20 years of experience in Michigan politics. I have developed a savvy for the written and spoken word from an educational background in public relations, speech-making and journalism. I am the a fresh approach to lobbying because I am about results for my client-partners.



I started my career working as an intern for Congressman Dale Kildee at 18 and have worked for Republicans and Democrats. In 2006, I was responsible for the sole Republican statewide victory in Tennessee as a field marshall for Sen. Bob Corker. In addition, since 2008 I have worked directly for Democratic political leadership in Michigan.


I most recently worked as a lobbyist with Karoub Associates, where I worked in municipal government for the County Executive Warren Evans. I was also assigned to several education vendors, where I led a team to help procure more than a million dollars in state appropriations.  


I have experience in building teams of volunteers and employees, while leading them to organizational success. I focus on goal-oriented achievements and strategies. Servicing clients isn’t a job, it is a partnership.


I have developed and implemented issue-oriented campaigns that further the creation of an Inclusive Community Partnership with long-term goals and objectives directly relating to the economically disadvantaged neighborhoods. Take a look at the "my projects" page for more information.

Melanie Hawkins 
Legislative Analyst/
Lobbying intern 

I am a second year student at the University of Michigan- Ann Arbor currently studying economics and international studies. I recently graduated with an Associates degree in English. I hope to one day transfer my skills I have developed in school as well as through working with Brown Consulting Group to a career in law and public policy. My current goal is to harness the skills I develop as a legislative analyst and lobbying intern in order to stay abreast of current political affairs on a local as well as a national scale. Following legislature initiatives will be a great insight into a career in politics. My goal in working with Brown Consulting Group is to learn from his unique approaches to finding solutions in a political environment as well as to develop my skills as a researcher. The skills I have obtained so far through my education, as well as my drive and goal-oriented mindset work hand-in-hand with BCG initiatives.