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John W. Hilbert III, Esq.

John W. Hilbert III, Esq.John W. Hilbert III, Esq., joined Kinghorn, Hilbert & Associates in 1995. As president, John oversees the client base, client development, and staffing issues, while also advocating on behalf of his clients. His areas of focus include international trade, environment, defense, and federal appropriations. John's successes include creating an industry coalition of recyclers who successfully petitioned the federal government to change regulations to encourage hazardous waste recycling by the refining industry. Other successes include several multi-million dollar appropriations for a variety of clients, congressional victories on international trade legislation, and successful lobbying of state, federal and international agencies on health and safety matters. He has several articles on public policy matters which have been published and has spoken to several organizations on the value of engagement in the political process and public policy. A graduate of The Ohio State University, John previously worked in Washington, DC, with the United States Business and Industrial Council before attending Washington and Lee University's School of Law, where he received his J.D. in 1997.

Edward J. Kinghorn, Jr.

Edward Kinghorn, Jr.Edward J. Kinghorn, Jr., chairman and founder of the firm, has spent a career working in government affairs. Ted served as executive assistant to Senator Strom Thurmond of South Carolina, where he oversaw constituent services, assisted in the administration of the office and gained experience in the legislative process. Prior to working for Sen. Thurmond, he was employed at the Treasury Department, in South Carolina state government, and the Municipal Association of South Carolina. Ted also has worked with a number of civilian and defense advisory organizations in the nation's capital, as well as other areas of the country such as the Technical Advisory Board at the Sacramento Air Logistics Center. Ted earned his Masters of Public Administration from the University of South Carolina.

Since 1985, Ted has led the firm's efforts through direct involvement with public and private clients with a wide array of interests on the federal level. Ted has specific expertise in DoD, Homeland Security, Energy, and law enforcement areas. He had helped secured well over $900 million in contracts and congressional appropriations during the last 26 years.

Chris Dreska

KHA StafferChris Dreska joined KHA as the firm's director of business development in 2010 bringing with him over 16 years of business development and direct sales experience, and a history of large account management with Fortune 500 companies and the federal government. He previously worked as a Business Development Director for Huron Consulting Group, specializing in solving intricate needs for the Fortune 500. KHA clients will benefit from Chris' extensive knowledge and background calling on Federal agencies and decision makers as well as his experience winning new business. Chris possesses strong sales, business development, interpersonal and program management skills to help the firm's clients and partners. Chris earned a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration from the Ohio State University.