Cindy Bishop is the President of Checkmate Strategies, a governmental and public relations firm headquartered in Baton Rouge. She is a registered lobbyist and the editor and publisher of Health Care Information Services. Cindy established Checkmate Strategies in 1995. She has worked on many high profile legislative campaigns including but not limited to the Smoke Free Air Act, the Primary Seat Belt Act, the Child Passenger Safety Act, the Concealed Carry Permit Act and Save Tony the Tiger. She began working in association management at the age of 19 when she was hired by the Louisiana Dental Association, a nonprofit professional association comprised of 1,700 licensed dentists. She is adept at all aspects of association management including board development, fiscal management, communications, membership recruitment and retention, public relations, grant administration and convention/meeting planning. Cindy earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Loyola University in New Orleans. She is a member of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry, the Louisiana Association of Non-Profit Organizations and the Louisiana Society of Association Executives. She has been a registered lobbyist since 1995.
David Roberson serves as the Vice-President for Checkmate Strategies and has worked for Checkmate Strategies since 2003. David is adept at policy development and building strategic alliances and partnerships. He is also skilled in all areas of association management. His forte is fiscal management and he assists with the development of budgets and handles fiscal matters for various clients of Checkmate Strategies. In May of 2007, David graduated from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge with a BA in Political Science and a minor in Business Administration. He is a member of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry.