LANSING, MICH. – May 22, 2015 – Sterling Corporation, Michigan’s top-ranked issue management and fundraising firm, announced today the addition of Heather Lombardini as a Director and Brittany Zwierzchowski as an Associate.

Lombardini comes to Sterling from the Michigan House Republican Campaign Committee, where she served in a variety of roles, most recently as Member Finance Director.  Lombardini will be managing issue management projects for Sterling’s corporate clients and teaming with Holly Tatman, Sterling’s director of fundraising services, to support the firm’s fundraising clients, which include the Senate Republican Campaign Committee, Senate Majority Leader Arlan Meekhof and Senate Majority Floor Leader Mike Kowall.

“As a former Senate Chief of Staff, Deputy Legislative Director for a Speaker of the House, and a top fundraiser for candidates and the House Republican Campaign Committee, Heather Lombardini brings a unique mix of experience in legislative policy, coalition management, fundraising and campaign management,” said Steve Linder, Managing Director of Sterling.  “Her talent, experience and energy will fit well with Sterling’s “can do” history and, she will add depth to the most talented issue management and campaign consulting team in Michigan.”

Sterling also announced the hiring of Brittany Zwierzchowski as an Associate in the Issue Management practice. Brittany most recently served in the Communications Office for Attorney General Bill Schuette and is a recent graduate of the James Madison College at Michigan State University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in political theory and constitutional democracy with a specialization in philosophy and law.  She will work with Sterling’s Issue Management practice leader Denise DeCook on a variety of corporate, association and coalition clients.

“Brittany comes to Sterling with a strong policy education and proven experience in public policy communications for Michigan’s Attorney General. Her writing and project management skills are a welcome addition to an already active issue management and communication practice,” Linder added.

About Sterling Corporation
Founded in 1999, Sterling Corporation ( is Michigan’s leading conservative public affairs firm and the state’s top fundraising consultancy.  Best known for its public policy, issues management and issue advocacy work, Sterling offers comprehensive campaign management, grassroots/grasstops advocacy, ballot initiatives, integrated marketing and crisis management.  Based in Lansing, Mich., Sterling has clients across the state and throughout the country spanning corporations, associations, coalitions and non-profits seeking to influence public policy and advocate on behalf of their issues and campaigns.  Sterling is a subsidiary of Lambert, a top-10 Midwest-based PR firm and a top-20 investor relations firm nationally with clients based in 20 states and six countries.