Randy Hannan

Senior Communications Strategist

A veteran political and communications strategist with deep experience in state and local government, Randy has worked in and around Michigan’s public sector for the last three decades. He served as a legislative aide, policy director and chief of staff during his 14-year tenure in the Michigan Senate, then worked in Lansing’s city government for 12 years as executive assistant to the mayor, chief of staff and communications director.

He joined Martin Waymire in 2021 after three years with Sustainable Strategies DC, a Washington-based lobbying firm, where he helped client communities, regional organizations and public utilities in multiple states secure federal grants to promote economic and community development. He also served for three years as director of operations for the Capital Area Manufacturing Council.

Randy possesses a strong skill set in strategic and crisis communications, public policy, government operations and media relations at the local, state and national levels. He has managed strategy and tactics for numerous political campaigns in Michigan from county commissioner to governor. His work in municipal government gives him especially keen insight into the challenges and opportunities facing Michigan’s cities.

Long before the Flint Water Crisis, Randy played a central role in the effort to proactively remove the lead pipes from Lansing’s residential water system. In 2016, with support from the Martin Waymire public relations team, he led a successful effort to create Flint’s lead pipe remediation program and secure more than $250 million in state and federal funding for the beleaguered city.

Randy is a graduate of Michigan State University’s James Madison College, where he studied international relations and economics. An avid photographer, outdoor enthusiast and longtime Michigan resident, he and his wife Amy live in Lansing, where they enjoy gardening, collecting antiques and raising monarch butterflies.

Randy Hannan