With more than 60 years of governmental affairs experience between us, the formation of our team significantly expands the political reach by creating an engaging and innovating firm that increases clients ability to attain greater success with the legislative and executive branches of federal, state and local governments.
Approaching governmental affairs in an intentionally bi-partisan manner, this formation is a thrilling new opportunity to bring even greater achievements to the current consulting services our team provides.
The partners of Terminus Strategies have more than 60 years of combined experience in government relations on the local, state, and national levels. Terminus offers a unique package of services to help you communicate better with the government officials who make the decisions that affect your business or association on a day-to-day basis. We have the experience, the knowledge, the creativity, and the talent to help you turn your problems into solutions. Terminus understands each client is different, and our team will provide a unique roadmap for success for each individual client’s needs.
We are a valuable resource to legislators. A thousand bills are filed during each legislative session. Without sufficient staff and resources, there is no way every legislator can be an expert on every issue. Terminus’ expansive understanding of complex, politically sensitive issues has made our team invaluable to legislators on issues affecting our clients. Through our personal relationships with government officials, our team has access and relationships with Georgia’s most powerful decision makers.
Legislators know they can trust us to deliver accurate information on complex issues and maintain the high standard of ethics and honesty necessary to help them make tough legislative decisions. We are well versed in the ethics laws and take compliance with these laws very seriously, and we realize that we are a reflection of our clients.
Wendi Clifton's lobbying experience exceeds 25 years and focuses on healthcare, civil justice, juvenile justice, child welfare, environmental, local government, transportation, appropriations, political consulting and policy development. In addition, Clifton has a highly successful state appropriations practice, securing more than $150 million in state funds for individual client services to Georgia citizens. She has been listed as one of the "Top Ten Independent Lobbyists" in the last ten editions of James Magazine and the Atlanta Journal Constitution. Prior to starting Terminus Strategies, Ms. Clifton operated a solo practice, W.L. Clifton Political Consulting, Inc. founded in the summer of 2006. Ms. Clifton was a graduate of the Leadership Dekalb Class of 2005 and still resides in Dekalb County today.
For the last eight years, Mr. Burdo has worked in the political consulting and policy arena. Before helping form Terminus Strategies, LLC., he worked as an associate for W.L. Clifton Political Consulting and Taylor English Decisions legislative teams. While serving those teams, he represented a variety of corporate and nonprofit client interests, specifically in the healthcare, judicial, juvenile justice, environmental, and appropriations areas. Mr. Burdo's outstanding ability to navigate the political process was recognized by his James Magazine Rising Star status in both 2017 and 2019. Outside of Terminus Strategies, Mr. Burdo is a member of the Atlanta Touchdown Club, a community organization dedicated to awarding scholarships to deserving male and female high school student athletes and Georgia Lawyers for the Arts.
For more than 20 years, William Woodall has represented Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, and associations in governmental affairs strategies at the state and federal level. He has developed expertise in tax policy, agriculture, transportation, natural resources, and economic development. As a political consultant, he served as county chair for Perdue for a New Georgia and District Chair for Governor Perdue's re-election campaign, as well as congressional district chair for President George W. Bush. He is ranked among the Top 10 on James Magazine's Top 50 Lobbyist list for 2019 and 2020. Mr. Woodall's political consulting career spans from Thomas & Associates, Inc. in 1998 to his current role as a founding partner of Terminus Strategies, LLC.
For the past three years, Chris Hopper worked in the political consulting and public policy arenas. He is well-versed in legislative strategy, issue advocacy, and regulatory matters. Prior to joining Terminus Strategies, Chris worked as a policy analyst and compliance specialist for the government strategies practice of Taylor English Decisions. In that role he provided clients with extensive policy research and regulatory compliance, while building his knowledge in state governmental affairs and in navigating the legislative process. Chris managed policy issues for clients including agriculture, economic development, natural resources, regulated industries, and state appropriations. Chris Hopper was recognized by James Magazine as the Top Rising Star in 2019 and a Top Lobbyist in 2020.
For nearly a decade, Theron Johnson has worked at the intersection of electoral politics and public policy at the local, state, and federal levels. As a Political Consultant, he has held leadership roles with U.S. Rep. Sanford D. Bishop, now-U.S. Senator Jon Ossoff, and a number of local and state legislative leaders.
Before joining Terminus Strategies, he served as the Southern Regional Advocacy Director at the National Democratic Redistricting Committee. While at the NDRC, Theron engaged directly with legislators, campaigns, caucuses, and external partner coalitions to manage the organization’s policy priorities and advocacy efforts.
Theron received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Albany State University and is a 2013 alum of the Congressional Black Caucus Political Education and Leadership Institute.