CFM Strategic Communications and Dan Jarman, a CFM shareholder, have announced an amicable separation. Jarman plans to hang out his own state government affairs shingle while CFM will continue to send a team of state lobbyists to the Capitol in Salem.
“I have enjoyed my 20 years with CFM,” Jarman says. “But I have had a long-time ambition to start and run my own business. This is the right time for me to strike out on my own.”
The amicable separation provides for seamless continuation of representation for CFM clients.
“We respect Dan’s decision and thank him for his years of service with CFM,“ says Gary Conkling, president and co-founder of CFM. “He is departing as a CFM shareholder, but will remain a valued CFM strategic partner.”
Jarman joined CFM in 1996 after working in the Oregon legislature as a committee administrator, press secretary for a House Speaker and staff director for a House majority leader. He spent 11 years in Washington, DC as the head of CFM’s federal practice before returning to Oregon and rejoining the CFM state lobby team in 2009. Earlier in his career, Jarman worked for Senator Mark Hatfield and Elizabeth Dole, when she was president of the American Red Cross.
Dale Penn II, Ellen Miller and Tess Milio will remain as the CFM state affairs team, continuing to serve a diverse range of clients. “CFM has been a state lobbying firm since it was founded in 1990,” Conkling says, “and it will continue to be a state lobbying firm going forward.”