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Vigilant Worldwide Communications, LLC is a unique, bipartisan government relations and business development firm specializing in delivering comprehensive strategies for clients at the federal, state and local levels.

In its 18 year history, Vigilant Worldwide has grown from a small Salt Lake-based government affairs firm into an influential network of experienced political consultants, advocates, and lobbyists spanning all 50 states and Washington, DC. The Vigilant network has the proven ability to elevate our clients message above the noise generated by other interests to influence high-profile government officials and bring them 'to the table' where policy is made.

The Vigilant mission is simple: To work with, not against, policymakers to craft straight-forward solutions to emerging regulatory and legislative issues to the benefit our clients. Let Vigilant Worldwide deliver results on your behalf so you can concentrate on what matters most, growing your business.


VIGILANT TEAM:



BLAZE WHARTON - partner

Blaze Wharton is a founding member of Vigilant Communications. He brings decades of unique and varied legislative and government relations experience to his work on behalf of large corporations, small businesses and non-profit associations. As a multi-state lobbyist and federal affairs consultant, he has achieved numerous successes in national, state and local jurisdictions. His experience, political acumen and strategic advice have made him a trusted counsel to clients, elected officials, lobbyists, and dignitaries alike.

At 25, Blaze became the youngest member ever to serve in the Utah House of Representatives. He was later elected to the Utah State Senate and served a total of 17 years in the Utah Legislature. He was the ranking member of the Rules Committee and the Economic Development Committee, and was a member of the Joint Appropriations Committee for Economic Development and served as the Minority Whip of the House. He has been elected as delegate to three national democratic conventions in San Francisco, Boston and Denver.

Blaze is also a partner in our sister company, The Tetris Group, which is the most effective and highly regarded government relations firm in Utah. Prior to the founding of Vigilant and Tetris, he spent six years as Chief of Staff to a Salt Lake County Commissioner. Blaze has directed many local, state, and federal campaigns and is an active fundraiser for democratic, republican, and non-partisan races, locally, nationally, and in various states. He served two terms as the Executive Director of the Utah State Democratic Party and five years as a Utah State Boxing Commissioner

Phone: 801-330-7749
Email: blaze@vigilantworldwide.com


MICHAEL CLAUNCH

Michael Claunch serves as a Federal Lobbyist and Director of Foreign Markets for Vigilant Worldwide Communications. Based in Washington DC, Claunch represents Vigilant's clients before Congress and federal agencies providing strategic consulting and messaging to positively impact emerging regulatory initiatives. Claunch represents clients whose legislative and regulatory priorities range from financial services, commerce, labor, and international trade issues.

As Director of Foreign Markets, Claunch manages Vigilant's consultancy services that assist United States companies seeking to enter the complex Cuban markets. Vigilant has successfully organized numerous trade and research missions on behalf of American telecommunications firms, agriculture companies, labor unions, and political organizations interested in fostering healthy US-Cuba trade relationships. Claunch also manages Vigilant's strategic alliance with Yuan Associates; a unique government affairs firm located in Beijing, China specializing in market-entry consultancy for multinational corporations.

A native of Charlotte, NC, Claunch received his B.A. in Political Science and History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Prior to joining Vigilant Worldwide Communications, Claunch worked in political advertising at NCC Media for the 2010 mid-term election cycle. Claunch has also worked at The Ferguson Group, a government affairs firm providing federal representation for local governments, and in the office of Congressman Walt Minnick (D-ID).

Phone: 202-603-0666
Email: michael.claunch@vigilant-worldwide.com