Our clients are never on the menu and they do more than just sit at the table. It’s our job to ensure our clients set the table, and the agenda, when it comes to their important issues.
— Joe Mapes, President

Joe Knows

When Joe Mapes says, "If you're not at the table, you're on the menu," he means it. Joe knows. He's been walking the halls of the Louisiana State Capitol since he was 12 years old. 

With more than 40 years of experience as a governmental relations and business development consultant, Joe knows that being at the table means participation.  It means participation in the governmental, political and legislative processes at every level, participation in business negotiations, and participation on a personal level.  It's what Mapes & Mapes has been doing since 1950 when it was founded by Louisiana's first ever registered lobbyist.

Joe knows that those who do not participate have their issues devoured in the hallways, committee rooms, the rotunda, and the floors in both the House and Senate chambers. 

Let Joe and Sandy Mapes, along with their diverse team of governmental and business professionals, show you how to not only take a seat at the table, but set the table, the menu and the agenda.


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