Recognized Impact.

Authentic Influence.


CDi delivers comprehensive counsel and representation that navigates complex policy solutions and brings diverse stakeholders together to overcome legislative and regulatory obstacles, aligning client needs with governmental outcomes.

Government Affairs Services 

CDi directly educates and engages with government officials, agency heads and staff. This effort is bolstered by our year-round work with clients to craft and refine legislative, regulatory and procurement initiatives. Our personal, systematic approach is rooted in diligent monitoring and assessment of matters to immediately and appropriately identify and address them.

Legislation and Public Policy

Decades of public policy advancement in Maryland and Delaware provide a foundation for the development and promotion of meaningful legislative strategy. We assist our clients, legislators and agencies to craft thoughtful policy that aligns stakeholder intentions. We secure legislative sponsors, coordinate testimony and bring allies to the table to accomplish client objectives. Finally, we bring focused integration to issue partners and allies, strengthening communication with stakeholder networks and facilitating content and key messenger programs for targeted decision-makers.

Regulatory Advocacy

In advance of regulatory processes, we prepare clients and their validators for testimony and testify on behalf of clients before agencies. Working directly with various government agencies and other stakeholders, we anticipate and provide political and policy analysis of factors impacting administrative and regulatory outcomes.


From the monitoring of relevant RFPs to assisting through the RFP and procurement processes, we help our national and local clients identify opportunities and achieve contracts with state and local agencies.


There’s something different about CDi. We build uncommon bonds with clients and leaders across government, agency and industry. We offer a simple combination of steady focus, determination and expertise that consistently exceeds expectations. Perhaps most importantly, we boast decades of business and legislative accomplishment on behalf of some of the country’s most distinguished corporations and organizations.

About Chris DiPietro, President

Prior to founding CDi in 1998, Chris DiPietro was the Government Relations Director for Beneficial Management Corporation of America, where he represented Beneficial’s interests in the Delaware, Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia state legislatures. Before that, Chris was a Vice President at NationsBank (now Bank of America) for ten years, managing various banking centers in the Baltimore region. He also served as a commercial loan officer responsible for managing a $12 million loan portfolio.

Chris believes in the power of community service. His has served as President of the Reisterstown, Owings Mills, Glyndon Chamber of Commerce; Board Member for the Northwest Hospital Center Foundation; Board Member for the Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Maryland and Delaware; Executive Committee Member for the Maryland Coalition for Financial Literacy, a broad-based coalition seeking to improve the financial literacy skills of Maryland’s students and adults; Board Member for the Maryland Council on Economic Education; and Board Member for the Alumni Board of Washington College. 

He currently serves as a Board Member for the Everyman Theatre in Baltimore. Chris is a 2012 graduate of Leadership Maryland, an independent statewide leadership program that develops informed senior-level leaders. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in business management from Washington College in Chestertown, MD. Chris resides in Baltimore.

Our Clients

We provide expert counsel and hands-on government relations to global and local businesses in Maryland and Delaware. With a portfolio as diverse as our expertise, CDi’s long-standing relationships with both clients and leaders are the result of passion and authenticity we bring to our work.

Delivering OUTCOMES for over 20 years

Chris has made our work a lot easier through his contacts and his outstanding work; we are glad to have him on our team.

Senior Vice President, Public Policy and Legal Affairs, Consumer Data Industry Association

Chris demonstrates the right mix of effective relationship building and superior issue expertise. He represents the future of effective advocacy, where it is no longer enough to have a few well-placed contacts in an increasingly complex environment.

Executive Director, Card Coalition

The big picture. That’s what sets Chris DiPietro apart from a lot of lobbyists I’ve worked with. Chris just gets the big picture and he never forgets it as he works aggressively for his clients. He truly understands business and never forgets what his client’s needs as he expertly maneuvers through political realities.

Vice President, State Government Affairs, American Financial Services Association

I’ve had the privilege of working with Chris for over a decade. He is a skilled negotiator, has an expansive array of business and political relationships in the capitol, and he provides more than just client service, I truly see him as a trusted advisor and partner whom I can count on to find ways to problem solve each legislative session.

Senior Vice President of Government Relations, Fiserv

Bank of America
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Current Clients

  • Allstate Insurance Company
  • American Financial Services Association
  • Bank of America
  • CarMax
  • Consumer Data Industry Association
  • Delaware Association of Nurse Anesthetist
  • Epic Pharmacies
  • Fiserv
  • Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals
  • Microsoft
  • Merck
  • Mid-Atlantic Financial Services Association
  • OneMain Financial
  • Mariner Finance
  • Lendmark Financial
  • Bank of America
  • Citi
  • Shumaker Williams PC
  • SHI International
  • Securities Industry & Financial Markets Association
  • Tobacco Free Kids
  • Turo
  • US Wind

Past Clients:

  • Alliance Group
  • American Cancer Society
  • American Bankers Insurance Company
  • American Express
  • American Petroleum Institute
  • American Traffic Solutions Inc.
  • The Associates
  • Cal Tex Protective Coatings Inc.
  • C&S Wholesale Grocers
  • Carfax, Inc.
  • Catholic Diocese of Wilmington
  • Delaware Advance Practice Registered Nurses  
  • Delaware Sleep Society
  • Direct Impact
  • eBay, Inc.
    E-Mineral, Inc.
  • Freehold Capital Partners
  • The Hodson Trust
  • March of Dimes
  • Maryland Burglar and Fire Alarm Association
  • Patent Coalition
  • Reybold Group
  • Trans Union
  • Troutman Sanders Strategies
  • US Fireworks Safety Commission
  • Valley Proteins
  • Washington Gas Energy Services

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