Strategic Capitol Consulting
Strategic Consulting. State Lobbying. Local Lobbying.

Our Team

Passion. Experience.

Our Team


Founding Partner

Steven Tilley

Steven Tilley is a former Speaker of the Missouri House of Representatives. Steven was elected to the House in November 2004. He became the Majority leader in January 2007. Steven was elected Speaker in November 2010 and was instrumental to the Republican pick up of 17 seats that year. In 2011, Steven led the redistricting effort which set the stage for the veto proof majority of 109 Republicans when he left office.

In 2012, Steven left office and founded Strategic Capitol Consulting a government affairs and consulting business, which primarily handles state and some local government business. In just five years, Steven has grown Strategic from a one-man firm with a single blue chip client to a ten person team with a roster of clients ranging from associations to sovereign nations, local governments, large cap, technology and emerging disruptor companies. Strategic maintains offices in Jefferson City, Chesterfield and Perryville, Missouri.

In addition to government consulting, Steven is also an entrepreneur. He’s a real estate developer and owner/broker, a restauranteur, and included among his various business concerns are a pharmacy and insurance agency. From 1998 to 2010, Steven co-owned Tilley Eye Center in Perryville, Missouri, where he practiced as an Optometrist. In 2010, he merged his practice with Clarkson Eyecare, which is now one of the largest privately owned practices in the country. 


University of Missouri St. Louis
Doctor of Optometry (O.D.) , 1998

Southeast Missouri State University
Bachelor of Science (B.S.), 1994




Tom Robbins

Tom Robbins is a Partner at Strategic Capitol Consulting. He handles the energy, insurance, technology and government clients. Tom also advises clients on campaign finance, tort reform and business development, including government procurement. This will be Tom’s fourth year with SCC.

After graduating law school, Tom moved to New York City where he worked in public relations for an international law firm. In 2007, he moved back to Jefferson City and started practicing law. In 2008, Tom became General Counsel to then-State Treasurer Sarah Steelman. In 2009, he started Robbins Law Firm where he practiced until 2012.

Tom received his Juris Doctor (J.D.) from the University of Missouri School of Law in 2005. He graduated from the University of Missouri with a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in 2002. 


University of Missouri School of Law
Juris Doctor (J.D.) , 2005

University of Missouri
Bachelor of Science (B.S.), 2002




Amy Huber

Amy has been with Strategic Capitol Consulting as the governmental affairs assistant since 2012. She handles client contracts, invoicing and office administrative duties. 


Southeast Missouri State University
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Interdisciplinary Studies - Biochemistry, 1997



John Burcham

John is a senior at the University of Missouri. John will be graduating in May with a double major in History and Political Science. He has interned for the firm for the past 2 years and is transitioning into a full time role. 

John handles the political budget, general correspondence with clients and attends political events the partners cannot otherwise attend.

John is from a political family and background. He interned for Senator Kevin Engler and Congressman Jason Smith in Washington, D.C.