Our Team

Timothy Hoven


Timothy Hoven has more than 30 years of experience working in Wisconsin government and politics, including eight years as a member of the State Assembly.

Prior to his election to the Legislature, Tim served as an Ozaukee County Board supervisor and worked as a senior capitol aide in the Wisconsin Senate.

As a legislator, Tim focused his efforts on business-related issues including utility, banking and construction legislation. As Chairman of the Assembly Energy & Utilities Committee, he helped pass a series of groundbreaking energy bills into law to modernize the state’s antiquated electric utility industry for the 21st Century.

After leaving the Legislature in 2002, Tim founded Hoven Consulting to provide clients with a wide-array of government affairs services. Since its formation, Hoven Consulting has had strong growth based on legislative success and client satisfaction.

Tim holds a B.S. in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.

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Erik Kanter


Erik Kanter joined Hoven Consulting in 2016 as a Government Affairs and Communications Associate. He has been active in Wisconsin politics for a number of years.

He previously served as a senior legislative adviser for State Representative John Murtha during his time as Assembly Majority Caucus Chair. Erik worked on a diverse range of policy initiatives and was also a member of the Assembly Majority communications team.

Prior to working for Representative Murtha, Erik was a legislative aide and a Congressional intern.

Erik’s keen knowledge of the legislative process and experience in crafting targeted communication are important in ensuring Hoven Consulting successfully serves its clients.

Erik graduated from the University of Minnesota with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science.

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Dan Carpenter

Dan Carpenter joined Hoven Consulting in 2017 as a Government Affairs and Communications Associate. He has been very active in Wisconsin state and local politics for almost a decade.

 Before joining Hoven Consulting, Dan served as a legislative and communications adviser in the State Assembly for six years. While in the Legislature, he worked on many policy initiatives and staffed various committees that included agriculture, education, insurance and transportation.

 Prior to working in the Wisconsin State Assembly, Dan was active in student government and worked as a college intern for U.S. Senator Herb Kohl. He was elected to the Fitchburg Common Council in 2013 and currently serves as the Common Council President.

Dan’s communication background, knowledge of the legislative process and experience in local government are central to Hoven Consulting successfully serving its clients.

Dan graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a bachelor’s degree in History and minor in Communication.

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