Dennehy & Bouley’s greatest asset is our professionals
Our clients value each team member as a true strategic player because we provide superior services and counsel. Everyone at Dennehy & Bouley shares a common drive to excel beyond our clients’ expectations. We not only meet our clients’ needs, we anticipate them. Our solid reputation reaches beyond New Hampshire as our clients across the nation become testimony to the superior services Dennehy & Bouley provides. Our leadership team has been involved in the highest levels of the state and even national Republican party and brings exceptional assets to the table. Take a moment to read our corporate biographies. We think you’ll agree that we have carefully assembled a team of highly experienced individuals from diverse political and professional backgrounds. We have served in various levels of state and local government; written legislation as legislative staff; managed political campaigns; and held elected office.
Michael Dennehy | Partner
Michael Dennehy is the co-founder of Dennehy & Bouley LLC. Michael has been a leader in the industry since he entered the political and public policy arena in 1991. Known as a political and government relations’ advisor to corporations and nationwide organizations, Dennehy served as senior political advisor to Senator John McCain’s 2008 Presidential Campaign. He also served in the role of National Political Director in 2007. With Dennehy’s strategic guidance, Senator McCain again defied the odds and claimed an upset victory in New Hampshire on January 8, 2008, which catapulted him to the Republican presidential nomination. As New England Political Director and New Hampshire Campaign Manager in 2000, Dennehy led the McCain movement to its biggest victories including the 19-point upset victory in New Hampshire’s First-in-the-Nation Primary. Michael has led several successful advocacy and political campaigns in the region including New Hampshire Governors Craig Benson (2002) and Steve Merrill (1992 and 1994). Previously, Michael was the Executive Director of the New Hampshire Republican Party, Republican National Committeeman from New Hampshire and served as special assistant to Governor Stephen Merrill, managing political and legislative crises.Dennehy was also a senior advisor for Texas Governor Rick Perry, Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour and Texas Senator Phil Gramm. He often appears on local radio and television and is regularly quoted in the national news media. Michael lives in Bow with his wife, Joya, and their four children.
Jim Bouley | Partner
As partner in Dennehy & Bouley, Jim Bouley has more than 20 years of political/governmental experience in New Hampshire. The consummate “insider” in New Hampshire, Jim brings his special skills to bear for the firm’s wide client base. His talents have brought success to innumerable client projects. A 1988 graduate of University of New Hampshire, he has been involved in the political world since the start of his career. Jim has managed lobbying, grassroots and political action committee activities for business clients, not for profit organizations and trade associations. In 2004, Jim was named to The Union Leader’s 40 Under Forty, as an important figure to watch in the Granite State. In November 2007, Jim was elected Mayor of Concord, New Hampshire. Prior to running for the Mayor, he served 10 years on the Concord city council. As Mayor, Bouley presided over a $15 million dollar revitalization of downtown Concord. Additionally, S&P gives Concord a AA+ rating due to their well-managed budgets. Jim was the presented the Business Leader of the Year Award by the Concord Chamber of Commerce in 2017. He has served on the Board of Directors for the Capital Center for the Arts, the Local Government Center and he chaired the Granite United Way Merrimack County Campaign. He resides in the city of Concord with his wife, Tara.
Dick is a veteran of 35 years in New Hampshire politics. Dick has been a registered lobbyist since 1982 and is seasoned in healthcare, long term care, education, pyrotechnics, and privacy/direct marketing, gaming and environmental issues. In 1979, Dick came to Concord to join Governor Hugh Gallen’s staff. He served the governor as the Educational Advisor and was appointed as New Hampshire’s Commissioner to the Education Commission to the States and Chairman of the Board of the NH Youth Development Center. He also served as the Governor’s Liaison to the NH Executive Council, responsible for all appointments to state government. He began an independent consulting firm in 1983 and was named by Nashua Telegraph as one of the top 5 lobbying firms in Concord. In addition to his lobbying activities, he has served for the last 18 years as professor at the NH Community Technical College and in 2000 he received the President’s Medal for Distinguished Service.
Alex Koutroubas is a government affairs specialist with Dennehy & Bouley. With nearly fifteen years of experience in lobbying and association management, Alex has a reputation of being a strong advocate with a successful track record in building relationships and getting results for his clients. Alex has assisted in the drafting and crafting of many pieces of legislation over the years and successfully lobbied against other legislation deemed harmful to clients' goals and objectives. Alex’s broad policy expertise includes the NH state budget, engineering and infrastructure, developmental services, senior services, and occupational licensing. Alex also has extensive experience in association management, through his work as the executive director of the American Council of Engineering Companies of New Hampshire and the association manager for the NH Association of Nurse Anesthetists. Alex grew up in Salem, NH and graduated from Keene State College with a bachelor’s in Management and minor in political science.