Kirwin Development Strategies is a Virginia-based consulting firm, specializing in business development, public/media/government relations, project management and political consulting. We offer our clients solutions to help accomplish their goals. Our team of experts will work directly with you to establish objectives, develop a strategy and carry the plan on to completion. Contact us today to find out how our experience and resources can benefit you.

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Brian Kirwin is one of Virginia’s top government and public relations professionals. His experience and relationships in Virginia Beach government, media, civic and business communities are second to none. Clients have included Virginia Beach Sportsplex, Virginia Beach Lifesaving Service, Hampton Roads Housing Company, Adams Outdoor Advertising, Home Associates of Virginia and others. Brian is also one of Virginia’s top political consultants whose 55 winning campaigns include include Del. Barry Knight, Del. Glenn Oder, Del. Glenn Davis, Del. Scott Taylor, Del. David Yancey, Sen. John Cosgrove, Sen. Frank Wagner and current Virginia Beach City Council members: Mayor Bob Dyer, Vice Mayor Jim Wood, Councilwoman Rosemary Wilson,  Councilwoman Sabrina Wooten, and Councilwoman Shannon Kane. Brian has appeared on both national and local radio and television programs to share his political expertise and knowledge about current events.

His affiliations include:

  • Chairman, Virginia Beach Arts and Humanities Commission
  • Past – President, Virginia Production Alliance (Hampton Roads)
  • Public Awareness Chairman, Virginia Beach Performing Arts Center Advisory Committee
  • Past Vice-President & Past Director, Virginia Beach Council of Civic Organizations
  • School Superintendent’s Blue Ribbon Commission – Teacher Recruitment and Retention
  • BRAC Citizens Advisory Committee

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Ann Kirwin brings an expertise to the firm in communications and outreach programs, energy policy and business development. Prior to founding KDS, Ann worked as a lobbyist and consultant for Principle Advantage, Ltd, acting as the lobbyist for the City of Virginia Beach to the General Assembly in Richmond. In her public policy work, Ann has developed a specialty in renewable energy and has played a key role in developing renewable energy projects and policy in the Commonwealth of Virginia. She also has extensive project/organizational management experience.

Her affiliations include:

  •  Member, Virginia Air Pollution Control Board
  • Member, Energy Advisory Committee  to the Joint Commission on Technology and Science (JCOTS)
  • Member, Global Commerce Council
  • Director, Safe Kids Day
  • Involvement with Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity, Chesapeake Bay Foundation and Hampton Roads Youth Center
  • Graduate, Sorensen Institute of Political Leadership

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KDS memberships include:

  • Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce
  • Central Business District Association
  • Hampton Roads Global Commerce Council

KDS is a SWaM certified company, certification number 709859.