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Who We Are

Our philosophy is very simple—we put our clients in a position to win. The Van Aucker Group offers strategic political advice and government relations consulting based upon what will produce the best results.


Robert Lewis

Robert Lewis is the Founder and CEO of The Van Aucker Group, a bipartisan Government Relations firm based in Washington, D.C.

For nearly 25 years, Mr. Lewis has been one of Washington’s foremost authorities inside the beltway. Member accessibility and influence are the key cornerstones that have catapulted Mr. Lewis into mastering his craft which lead to legislative victories. Whether he is strategically consulting with clients in the United States or overseas, he is the person you want spearheading your efforts in order to be seen and heard on Capitol Hill.

As the former Vice President of Financial Services at the American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI), the nation’s leading trade association dedicated to providing products and services that contribute to Americans’ financial and retirement security. Mr. Lewis was responsible for undertaking all aspects of lobbying Congress and the Administration on behalf of ACLI on financial service issues.

Prior to ACLI, Mr. Lewis successfully led lobbying efforts at the Financial Services Institute (FSI) as their Vice President of Legislative and Political Affairs for nearly 7 years. In this capacity, he managed an annual PAC budget of more than $300,000, represented over 100 independent financial services firms and 37,000 independent financial advisor members across America. As his influence and expertise in government affairs has grown, so has his notoriety. REP Magazine (now WealthManagement) named Mr. Lewis “Top 10 to Watch” in the Government Affairs industry. Mr. Lewis has been quoted in various financial publications including Politico’s Morning Money, Investment News, CQ Weekly and National Underwriter. A native of Rochester, NY, Mr. Lewis holds an undergraduate degree from Morehouse College in political science and a law degree from The Catholic University Columbus School of Law.

Our Mission

At the heart of our organization beats a visionary commitment to empowering individuals and businesses alike. Our vision is to create a world where every aspiration finds its wings, where every dream is within reach. We envision a landscape where innovation thrives, where collaboration knows no bounds, and where success is not just achieved but celebrated.

Our Vision

Our mission is simple yet profound: to be the catalysts of transformation, the architects of opportunity, and the champions of success for our clients. We are driven by a deep-seated commitment to excellence, integrity, and service. Our mission is to serve as trusted partners, guiding our clients through the complexities of their journeys.

Why choose Us

We deconstruct problems, strategize solutions, and execute on those solutions to generate wins.

Choosing us means selecting a dedicated partner committed to your success. With years of experience and a proven track record, we offer unparalleled expertise in navigating complex political landscapes. Our client-centric approach ensures that your needs are our top priority, guiding every decision we make.