Cindy Bishop

Cindy BishopCindy Bishop is the President of Checkmate Strategies, a governmental and Association management firm headquartered in Baton Rouge. She is a registered lobbyist and the editor and publisher of Health Care Information Services, a health care newsletter. She has a large variety of clients, including orthopedic surgeons, school-based health centers, ambulatory surgery centers, and the meat processors. In addition to lobbying, she also is an seasoned political campaign manager. Checkmate Strategies also manages grassroots campaigns at the federal, state and local levels.

David Roberson

David Roberson is the Vice President of Checkmate Strategies. He is a registered lobbyist. Adept at analyzing and dissecting complex issues, David is an invaluable member of Checkmate Strategies. He graduated from Louisiana State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science in 2008. He has been on staff with Checkmate Strategies since 2003. As a volunteer, he serves as Treasurer for the Louisiana Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Program.

Earl Willis

Earl Willis serves as the Director of Business Development for Checkmate Strategies. He is a registered lobbyist. Earl is a senior at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge Campus and is a candidate for graduation in May 2015. He is an active member of the Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity and has served as Pledge Class President, Chaplain, Head of Judicial Board. He also served on the Fraternal Governing Relations Coalition and represented Phi Kappa Psi at the Coalition’s leadership summit in Washington DC during the summer of 2014.


Sarah Heath

Sarah Heath serves as the Director of Membership and Conference Planning. She also manages the financial records, including bank reconciliation and handles the PAC (political action committee) reporting to the Louisiana Board of Ethics. She has been with Checkmate Strategies since 2009.