Emma Hudson, MPA MPH
Owner and Principal
Emma Hudson is the Owner and Principal of Emma Hudson Consulting, LLC, a mission-focused communications and public affairs firm. Emma’s background spans nonprofit and government experience as an advocate and a government relations strategist with specialization in health care, business, and social justice policy arenas. Before opening Emma Hudson Consulting, Emma’s policy positions spanned across states and issue areas. Prior experience includes an array of positions, ranging from serving as Policy Director at the Wisconsin Alliance for Women’s Health to Director of Government and Community Relations at Alliance Colorado. In these roles and as a contract lobbyist, Emma has spent years learning the ins and outs of state policy work, with special concentration in non-profit advocacy and state budget impacts on special populations.
With a decade of experience lobbying at the state level, Emma’s work harnesses the combined power of storytelling, visual data demonstration, and relationship-building to advance even the most complex policy goals. Emma’s lobbying style prioritizes respect, transparency, and preparedness to serve client needs. Her emphasis on honest, direct communication with diverse stakeholders has earned her a powerful reputation with members of the General Assembly and her colleagues in the lobbying corps for her trustworthiness, reliability, and integrity. Emma’s ability to navigate the critical touchpoints where client voices are most effective has created winning results.
Emma’s clients express particular enthusiasm for her proactive, yet calm approach to the legislative process. Emma is known for prioritizing advanced stakeholder work coupled with engaging House and Senate Leadership and Joint Budget Committee members early on in policy development to allow for a smoother, more successful legislative session. With preparedness and communication, the policy goals Emma champions for her clients typically find a more peaceful journey through the otherwise turbulent storm of legislative session.
Emma holds a Master of Public Affairs from the University of Wisconsin La Follette School of Public Affairs and a Master of Public Health from the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health.
When not working with legislators at the Capitol, you can find Emma hiking, paddleboarding, or skiing in the mountains with her husband, pups, and new baby or tending to her garden and backyard chickens in Denver.