Joe McClees, President of McClees Consulting, provides lobbying and business consulting services in the NC General Assembly, the US Congress, and southern legislatures. A native North Carolinian, Joe McClees knows successful economic and business development always includes political components. Joe McClees provides his clients with intimate knowledge of politics and understanding of governmental affairs.
Successful business development always includes political components. Joe McClees provides his clients with intimate knowledge of politics and understanding of governmental affairs.
The NC General Assembly is an exciting place to navigate ideas. Every significant issue in NC is considered within the Legislative Buildings. Individual citizens, associations, small businesses, and county governments have all benefitted from the hard work and lobbying expertise of Joe McClees.
With more than 30 years in government and politics, Joe McClees is accustomed to controversy. He has spearheaded legislative changes in a wide array of issues. His creative approach brings success to the plans and projects of his clients.
Joe McClees gained a powerful ally when his wife, S. Henri McClees, Attorney at Law, joined McClees Consulting, Inc.
HISTORICAL ACCOMPLISHMENT: For the first time ever, a veto by the Governor of North Carolina was overridden. McClees Consulting had the tenacity to fight 219 years of history– and prevailed.
With Joe McClees fighting the machinery of the Governor of North Carolina and the State Highway Patrol, Gov. Mike Easley’s veto was overridden on August 27, 2008.
Trade Groups & Associations
Trade groups protect the business interests of their members. Associations allow small businesses with common interests to work together for their mutual benefit. McClees Consulting provides administrative, lobbying, and consulting services to trade groups.
Joe McClees formed all of the significant trade groups in the wastewater treatment industry in North Carolina, including the NC Septic Tank Association, the NC Pumper Group, and the NC Portable Toilet Group.
Joe McClees knows the power of individual people uniting to protect their rights. He has helped workers raise their professional status. He won professional certification for industrial hygienists and safety engineers.
Advocacy at McClees Consulting extends to Joe’s life long love of hunting and Henri’s passion for the Second Amendment. They currently represent Second Amendment, hunting, and sporting interests including the NC Firearms Dealers Group and the NC Sporting Dog Association, Inc. They have won many battles for the National Rifle Association (NRA-ILA) and its North Carolina affiliate, the NC Rifle & Pistol Association, Inc.