Vanguard Public Affairs, a Lansing-based strategic communications and public affairs firm, is announcing a partnership with seasoned attorney and consultant Teresa Bingman, joining the team as a senior advisor.
Bingman, who has more than 30 years of legal, policy, consulting and regulatory experience, will initially assist Vanguard with existing clients in the corporate and education realms.
“I’ve known Teresa for more than 15 years and what’s remarkable is her amazing situational awareness and understanding of Michigan’s political landscape,” said Vanguard Public Affairs President and Managing Partner TJ Bucholz. “Teresa is an enormous talent and tremendous attorney, and we’re thrilled to partner with her.”
A 2003 graduate of the Michigan Political Leadership program, Bingman served under former Governor Jennifer Granholm’s Administration as Deputy Legal Counsel for the Governor and as Cabinet Secretary and Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy and Strategic Initiatives. Previously, Bingman served as an Assistant Attorney General under former Michigan Attorney General Jennifer Granholm, working in the Casino Control Division and the Executive Division of the Office of Attorney General.
“Leaders in the corporate and education sectors function in a complex environment where daily operations are impacted by laws, regulations, policies, politics – and media attention,” Bingman said. “I look forward to collaborating with TJ Bucholz and the accomplished professionals at Vanguard who are skilled at strategically developing robust action plans and effectively communicating clients’ messages to government leaders and other important decision-makers.”
Bingman earned a Juris Doctorate Degree from the University of Oklahoma and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Oklahoma State University. Currently, Bingman is a Founder and Managing Attorney for Law Offices of Teresa A. Bingman, PLLC, in Lansing and will continue her practice during her partnership with Vanguard.
Vanguard is a full-service public affairs firm, specializing in strategic communications, fundraising, media relations, message development, public affairs, crisis communications and digital media. It currently represents 18 clients in three states ranging from education, financial services, energy, law firms, consumer products, transportation, and campaigns and elections.