JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – House of Representatives legislative assistant Rachel Treppler has taken a new position with the lobbying firm of Hahn O’Daniel LLC.
Treppler will leave her current work as a legislative assistant for Reps. Dan Shaul and Mike Stephens. She has also worked on several state representative campaigns as a field staffer, and she has had the opportunity to participate in some statewide elections.
Treppler said lobbying first appealed to her during her time as a Senate intern. When longtime friend and fellow Missouri State University graduate Jay Hahn, one of the founding partners of the Hahn O’Daniel firm, offered her a position, she was eager to accept.
“In my time working at the Missouri State Capitol, I have built a great relationship with Jay and Whitney [O’Daniel],” Treppler said in a statement. “I respect the work that they do, and I’m honored to be part of the Hahn O’Daniel team. I am excited to continue the tradition of working hard to advance the needs of our clients.”
The new lobbyist added that she wanted to focus on advocating for clients in the field of agriculture. Although she grew up in the St. Louis suburbs, she majored in agriculture at Missouri State and fell in love with the field.
“There is such a need for advocates for agriculture to represent different farmers or associations that don’t get the correct coverage,” she said.
Hahn added he was confident Treppler would “make an excellent addition to the team.”
“As our firm continues to grow, it is important that our clients have access to someone like Rachel who has experience both inside the Capitol as well as participating in statewide campaigns,” he said.
Hahn and O’Daniel created their firm in early January and have also recruited Bradley Bates, the director of government relations for the Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons, to join.