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Walt Sanders is Counsel to the Van Fleet Management Group (VMG) and President of Sanders International Group, LLC. Walt brings a wealth of expertise and experience representing large and small corporations and non-profits before national, state and local governments.
Prior to joining VMG, Mr. Sanders was Co-Director, Federal Relations Group for Barnes & Thornburg, LLP, where he counseled clients on international trade, energy, transportation, environmental, product safety and drug enforcement issues. From 1995 to 2002, served as Counsel to the Chairman of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), coordinating government relations, White House relations, regulatory, enforcement and legal issues for the Chairman. Prior to his tenure at CPSC, Walt was Counsel and Legislative Director for then-Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, John D. Dingell, spearheading legislative efforts involving international trade, transportation, environment, and public works.
Walt received his A.B. in Political Science (with Highest Honors) from the University of California
( Riverside ), an M.A. in Public Policy from the Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers University , and a Juris Doctor from the Washington College of Law at American University . Walt is a veteran having served on an aircraft carrier in Vietnam .