Jim “Mac” MakinenWhy PASS? Since I was part of the original staff of five when PASS was created in 1983, I have enjoyed seeing the firm grow to now over 140 clients. PASS was an off-shoot of the David Vienna and Associates lobbying firm. A lobbying client inherited a PAC and needed help filing FEC reports and the rest is history.

My Background He is an original PASS staff member and has worn many hats during the firm’s existence. He designed and wrote the original PAC reporting software and was instrumental in developing PASS’ other PAC management services.

About Me B.S. Urban Planning and Design, University of Maryland. Mac has been with PASS since 1983. Mac is originally from Michigan, but lived in Maryland during his formative years.