Public Affairs

Sewald Hanfling knows that every project requires a unique solution and that each company’s Public Affairs & Community Relations needs are different.


Lobbying/Government Relations

It is Sewald Hanfling’s job to represent your interests and educate lawmakers and their staff about how any proposed legislation or regulation will affect your business.


Business Development

Whether you are moving your business to Colorado, expanding a company that is already here or just want to know about issues that may affect your business, Sewald Hanfling can help.

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Strategic Communications

Effective storytelling is a necessity for any successful plan. We provide clients with a suite of communications tools to help share your story, position you brand and elevate your leadership.

Sewald Hanfling is a Colorado based public affairs firm founded in 2012 by R.D. Sewald and Joshua Hanfling. They use their combined nearly 50 years of government, business and community experience to help clients achieve their goals at the local, state and national level. They are known as people who “get things done”.

Sewald Hanfling works with clients to help influence public policy, grow their business, get zoning and permitting approval, run bond initiatives or simply understand how things work in Colorado. They work closely with stakeholders to achieve their short and long term goals.

Along with consulting, Sewald Hanfling becomes part of your team. From analyzing the public and political landscape, developing a strategic plan, building the right team and crafting and delivering your message to voters, stakeholders and influencers, they are involved at every step.

Their top priority is to effectively manage your profile among the public, the media and key decision makers in the private and public sectors and to make sure your message is effectively delivered.


RD was an invaluable part of our team for nearly seven years at Denver’s City Hall and in the State Capitol. He has a keen ability to build relationships and move people toward consensus. We wish RD and his new business partner Josh Hanfling well as they start a new company and continue to serve the community.

Governor John Hickenlooper