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Political actors have a strategy for your business. Do you have one for them?


Business success requires effectively engaging what Kennedy defined as shapeholders — the political, regulatory, media, and activist actors that shape a firm's opportunities and risks. See Mark's Seven Steps for Shapeholder Success.

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Kennedy’s 360° Insights

 Globally engaged business executive, Congressman, Professor


 Kennedy is a thought leader on engaging to win, whether businesses engaging society, officials seeking to govern, advocates pressing to achieve or avert action, or countries marshaling support for global action.

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Kennedy speaks and leads executive education programs around the world on Pitchforks Into Profits, politics, trade, and world affairs.

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EU.S. Steel CEO Calls for Sensible Regulations

Economic Club of Minnesota Address

Photo (© Kennedy) John Surma addressing ECOM

January30, 2013

John Surma, the Chairman and CEO of U.S. Steel addressed the Economic Club of Minnesota ( which is chaired by Mark Kennedy. Surma emphasized the importance of U.S. Steel's operations in Minnesota to its global competitiveness.  He also emphasized the company's active commitment be being a good corporate citizen. Noting the scale of investments in the steel industry he highlighted the need for a sensible and stable regulatory environment.  Surma was appointed by President Obama to his Advisory Committee on Trade Policy and Negotiation.

Minnesota Public Radio, “US Steel promotes Minn. mining industry,” January 30, 2013

WDIO-TV, “Keetac Expansion on Hold,” January 30, 2013