Chip Reno | Partner

Chip RenoChip Reno is known as a successful public policy advocate, respected gubernatorial appointee, and an elected official himself (Jackson, MS City Council, 1997-2001). Reno served as a founding partner for The Talon Group from 2004 2008 and subsequently at the institutional Mississippi law firm Brunini, Grantham, Grower and Hewes from 2008 - 2010 where he provided access, advocacy and advice to his clients. He received his B.S. from Millsaps College, his M.B.A. from Mississippi State University and his M.Ed. from Mississippi College.

Having joined The Talon Group as a partner, Chip Reno supports client wins by providing senior level strategic thinking, expert political counsel, grassroots operation, unparalleled access to a broad network of business and political decision-makers and an unmatched ability to clearly assess issues and set direction. Reno's track record of client successes is the result of his experiences at the highest levels of government. Applying grassroots organizing capabilities complemented by his broad network of key leaders inside government, business and professional associations, Reno is able to deliver the results that clients want. Reno's senior contacts and knowledge of the appropriations process on the state and congressional level are powerful tools that are used to achieve client objectives in terms of developing funding for key initiatives.

Reno achieves client successes by working with both public officials and corporate leaders in the development of public policy and public affairs to connect the dots clients are looking for and provide impressive results. He has extensive knowledge and expertise in both state government affairs and general strategic consulting within the political arena. Additionally, his professionalism and commanding knowledge of his client's interests earn the respect of officials, clients and colleagues. His broad background and working knowledge of the legislative process, the regulatory environment and electoral politics allow him to represent clients and corporate interests that wish to impact policy development at all levels of government. Reno has been involved in government affairs as well as issue advocacy strategy and implementation in the representation of prominent national corporations and statewide associations. As a result of his hard work and dedication to his firm, Chip has brought an impressive set of clients to The Talon Group. He was also appointed by Governor Haley Barbour to serve on the Volunteer Services Commission and now serves as its Vice-Chairman.