Our Team

Sarah Martin


With over fifteen years of experience in Missouri government, her broad political experience provides a comprehensive understanding of the legislative process and its players.

Sarah lobbies on multiple issues before various bodies of government. She successfully leads client initiatives in the healthcare industry working closely with the Missouri Departments of Health and Senior Services, Mental Health, and Social Services.

Sarah served for several years as Policy Director for the Missouri House Minority Leader. This position provided Sarah a thorough understanding of House and Senate procedures, building relationships along the way with legislators and key staff members.

Sarah too, is a veteran of many national and Missouri-based campaigns.

Her career in politics started while at the University of Missouri as an intern in Jefferson City. There she researched and compiled the official state legislative records of Senators Claire McCaskill and Jim Talent.

In 2015 she was appointed to Missouri’s Human Trafficking Task Force.

Sarah is a former member of the City of St. Louis Board of Alderman, serving two terms.

She is locally active in her community as well, serving as Vice President of Administration of the National Council of Jewish Women – St. Louis Chapter and a board member of the Carondelet Community Betterment Federation.

Sarah has a Bachelor of Journalism Degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

What Our Clients Are Saying

Gateway has been invaluable in protecting the interests of the Missouri summer camp industry for over six years. Irl Scissors and his team of associates look at our needs not only as camp owners, but as small business owners and industry leaders that employ hundreds of young people and serve thousands of adult and youth campers statewide.

Charlie CaspariExecutive Director of the St. Louis Section of the American Camp Association

Gateway consistently goes above and beyond – they identify possible problems which may impact our business long before they become unmanageable issues for us, and provide strategic counsel and navigation within the legislative process on our behalf. For over six years, Gateway has been our trusted partner at the state level. Our firm and our clients are grateful for Gateway’s strategic guidance and dedication to detail.

Michael AngelidesManaging Partner, Simmons Hanly Conroy LLC

During my tenure as Governor of Missouri, Irl Scissors was a strategic and sought-after advisor. His contribution was consistently outstanding and highly valued, and I consider him to be a trusted partner in all that he does. His work ethic, intellectual abilities and personality, made him one of the most effective members of my office.

Bob HoldenFormer Governor, State of Missouri

Partnering with Gateway allows us to expand our public strategy, PR and consulting practice to more industry-specific clients, and reach new campaigns, and allows Gateway to expand their media footprint – it’s a win-win every time. Thanks for many years of a successful partnership

Kim GeorgePrincipal, Momentum Public Strategies

The Gateway team helped my firm with a complex legislative research project. The quality of their work product and their attention to detail was impressive and went beyond my expectations.

John GunnPartner, The Gunn Law Firm

Past and Present Clients

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