Marc A. Wilson is a Partner of Top Shelf Lobby, LLC that offers strategic government relations and direct lobbying at the local, state, and federal government levels.
Prior to joining Top Shelf, Mr. Wilson was the Managing Partner of Commonwealth Capitol Group, LLC. While lobbying the Kentucky General Assembly since 2002, he has tackled some of the toughest issues in Kentucky. He has worked on issues ranging from expanded gaming to tax incremental financing and smoking bans to cigarette taxes, and he has helped secure incentives and earmarks for some of Kentucky’s most popular projects. Mr. Wilson’s work took him to five state capitols around the country, including Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Florida, and Nevada. His client list includes companies on the Fortune 500, national and state trade associations, health care facilities, and developers.
A Northern Kentucky native, Mr. Wilson is a graduate and past president of the Alumni Board of Directors of Asbury University in Wilmore, Kentucky. He has a bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Communications with an emphasis in Management.
Mr. Wilson’s community involvement has included acting as a member of the boards of the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra, the Covington Scottish Rite Foundation, Kids Voting Northern Kentucky, The Conservative Forum and The Commonwealth PAC. An active member of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, he serves on the Political Involvement Committee and Business Advocacy Committee. He has twice served as Representative Sal Santoro’s appointee to the Northern Kentucky Consensus Committee to advocate for appropriation-based Northern Kentucky projects.
Mr. Wilson is a founding member of the Young Political Leaders of Kentucky and has been a guest lecturer at the University of Kentucky College of Nursing, Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University and Asbury University. He is often quoted in regional and national periodicals, commenting on Kentucky Politics and conducting interviews with local and state radio and television news outlets.