Your Compass in Government Affairs

Ellen Reynolds is the founding partner of True North Public Affairs.  With nineteen years of policy, research, legislative and legal experience in both the public and private sectors, Reynolds has been repeatedly recognized as an expert in public policy and government relations by Georgia’s elected officials and other state leaders.

Ellen Reynolds, Esq.

Ellen is known for becoming a policy expert on the issues she undertakes, including taxation, healthcare, telemedicine, transportation, education, attorney practice issues, child protection and domestic violence.  She has been asked to serve on various committees by Georgia’s last three governors, including her current appointment to the Governor’s Education Reform Commission.   Ellen chaired both the Department of Community Health Advisory Committee on Women’s Health and the Office of the Child Advocate Advisory Committee. She was also appointed to the Governor’s Office of the Child Advocate Nominating Committee, the Governor’s Commission on Family Violence, and the House Budget Study Committee.  Ellen was proud to be selected by the President of the State Bar of Georgia to serve on the Children and the Courts Committee.

Ellen’s clients have included national interests such as The Home Depot, Molina Healthcare, the American Heart Association, March of Dimes, and the American Cancer Society while local interests including the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, the Georgia Real Estate Closing Attorneys, and the Georgia Child Care Association.  Ellen has secured over $60 million in funding for her clients over time.  In 2013, Ellen was tasked with conducting a national review of each state’s telemedicine laws for a Georgia start up, which gave her expertise in the complex field telemedicine.  One of Ellen’s favorite projects was arranging a wheelchair basketball game between high school participants and the House of Representatives members including the Speaker, Speaker Pro Tempore, Majority Leader, and Appropriations Chair.  The kids beat the legislature 33-1.

Ellen is a proud graduate of the University of Alabama (Roll Tide!!), and she received her law degree from the University of Georgia School of Law in 1996.  Prior to entering governmental affairs, Ellen practiced law with Drew, Eckl & Farnham, LLP, a civil defense litigation firm in Atlanta, Georgia.  Ellen loves the theater and currently serves as Board President of the Inviolet Repertory Theater Company in New York City. She and her husband and business partner Bernard Reynolds have resided in Atlanta for 20 years.  She is the proud stepmom to their 13-year-old son, Carter.