WHO WE ARE
Bob Holmes founded Nexxus Consulting in 2011 and is a Partner in our Washington, DC office. Prior to founding Nexxus, Bob was the managing director of the Washington office for Landry, Creedon & Associates -- the legacy company of Nexxus Consulting -- which he opened in 2001. In February 2001, Bob opened the Washington office for Landry, Creedon & Associates -- the legacy company of Nexxus Consulting. He represents a diverse client base on matters before Congress, the Administration and the various Executive Branch agencies. Bob's prior experience as senior advisor to an Arizona Congressman provided a unique understanding of Native American, transportation, funding and other issues that has been a great asset in his representation of clients for the firm.
Bob works on a variety of issues at the federal level related to Native American issues, appropriations, transportation, tax law, telecommunications, energy and natural resources. He has been responsible in obtaining over $90 million federal funding for the firm's various clients. He has successfully shepherded multiple bills into law including fair tax treatment for Alaska Natives (public Law 107-016), the conveyance of irrigations canals from the BIA to the SRP-MIC (Public Law 106-568), binding arbitration for all contracts on tribal lands (Public Law 108-329), and the Yavapai land exchange (Public Law 109-110) that personally benefited the firm's clients.
Prior to his service with Nexxus Consulting and Landry-Creedon, Mr. Holmes spent six years with Congressman J.D. Hayworth working on a variety of issues related to Indian country and Arizona, including appropriations, transportation, telecommunications, and energy and natural resources. Mr. Holmes was instrumental in the formation of the Native American Caucus, a non-partisan Congressional Member Organization (CMO) to educate Members of Congress about the important trust responsibility the federal government has to Native Americans. He has been serving Arizona interests since 1995.
Ana M. Ma is a Partner at Nexxus Consulting. She joined in 2016, bringing with her more than two decades of experience in the public and private sectors as an advisor on national policy and political strategy. She also brought an extensive network of connections and relationships cultivated from numerous political campaigns at every possible level, from local school boards to presidential campaigns.
Before joining Nexxus Consulting, Ana lent her strategic management skills to the Human Rights Campaign, where she served as its chief of staff and chief operating officer. During her tenure, Ana guided the organization through major milestones and crucial turning points. Among them, the groundbreaking 2015 Supreme Court ruling that made same-sex marriage a national right, and critical updates to the Military Equal Opportunity policy to ensure parity to gay and lesbian service members.
Prior to the Human Rights Campaign, Ana served as chief of staff at the U.S. Department of Labor. There she worked on a wide range of issues including worker safety and wage and hour enforcement, youth employment and mine safety. She also oversaw the program to help reintegrate veterans into the workplace. In 2013, Ana was named by National Journal as one of the top 250 Decision Makers in the Obama administration.
From 2009-2011, Ana served as chief of staff at the U.S. Small Business Administration, where she oversaw the expansion of the small business loan programs, entrepreneurship opportunities, and the broadening of small business international trade.
Ana’s congressional leadership path sprung from her time as senior counsel and chief of staff to U.S. Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva. She worked with the Arizona Democrat for three terms, providing strategic guidance on issues including health care, environmental protection and immigration reform. She also provided critical direction during the early expansion plans for the Mariposa Port Of Entry in Nogales, Arizona, one of the nation's busiest land ports and the main agricultural entry point from Mexico.
Ana continues to serve as an informal counsel to Grijalva, as well as many members within the Arizona congressional delegation and across Capitol Hill.
Ana grew up in Tucson, Arizona, and graduated with a political science degree from the University of Arizona.