Welcome to the website of LNE Group West Virginia, a leading state and federal government relations firm in Charleston. LNE Group WV is a subsidiary of LNE Group, an international government affairs firm with offices in Ohio, Washington, DC and Berlin, Germany. LNE Group has enjoyed more than two decades of service to more than 250 clients at all levels of government, securing nearly $1 billion in state, federal, and European funding for client projects. We bring that track record of success to LNE Group WV.

LNE Group WV serves clients in a variety of industries including associations, communications, consumer goods, education, energy (traditional and renewable), entertainment, finance, food & beverage, healthcare, local government, manufacturing, non-profits, professional services, retail, and transportation. Our cross-industry experience and competence allows us to serve the needs of diverse clients at the federal, state, and local government levels.


Paul Hardesty
Senior Counsel
Paul Hardesty has been a permanent fixture at the West Virginia statehouse for over two decades. He served on the legislative teams of Governors Bob Wise and Joe Manchin.
Lee Weingart
Lee Weingart is the Founder and President of LNE Group and LNE Group West Virginia. Since 2002, Lee has cultivated LNE Group, his self-started, two-person business, into what is now one of the top advocacy and lobbying firms with transatlantic reach in the Midwest.
Ryan Lemmon
Vice President
With years of experience in communications, marketing, and political campaign management, Ryan has worked his way to becoming an expert communications advisor and political consultant.
Jake Giermann
During Jake's four years in the Ohio State Legislature, he worked closely with seven Ohio House members to address constituent concerns and handle legislative challenges.


West Virginia

2021 Quarrier Street, Charleston, WV 25311

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