Heartland Strategy Group is a full-service consulting, issue management and advocacy firm founded in 2013 by public and private sector executives Tim Becker, Barry Rubin, and former U.S. Senator and Governor Ben Nelson. Our team holds a unique, multifaceted expertise that has seen decades of action at the highest levels of business, politics and government. With offices in Omaha and Lincoln, Nebraska, as well as Washington, D.C., we provide political and business consultations and solutions to corporate clients, Fortune 500 companies, trade associations, not-for-profit groups and non-government associations.

Since our inception, we’ve expanded our services to better serve the needs of each client, integrating tactical and careful strategy into each project we touch. It’s this smart strategy combined with unparalleled solutions that continues to build an infrastructure of success for each client.

What We Do
We’ve built a team that does more than consult, advocate, strategize and mobilize—each issue, challenge or opportunity is proactively addressed with established methods, ethical solutions and a forward-thinking approach that creates, reaches and surpasses the expected results. To us, good isn’t good enough—we don’t stop until success shows.


Tim Becker, Partner

Tim has more than 30 years experience in public policy and government. For 12 years, he served as a Chief of Staff in the U.S. Senate and, from 1993 to 1998, as Chief of Staff during Ben Nelson’s terms as Governor of Nebraska. Learn More


Ben Nelson, Partner

From 2001 to 2013, Ben served two terms in the U.S. Senate, representing the State of Nebraska. Earlier in his career, he served as the Governor of Nebraska and was the first Nebraska Governor to be elected to a second term in two decades. Learn More


Barry Rubin, Partner

Barry has 20 years of involvement at the highest levels of business, government and politics. He has served as a state party executive director, state government official and as a consultant to Fortune 500 companies. Learn More