James B. Kersten
President, Golden Dome Strategies, LLC
PO Box 1691
Fort Dodge, Iowa 50501
email: jbk@mchsi.com

About Us

Jim Kersten formed Golden Dome Strategies, LLC to provide clients the consulting services they need as it relates to public policy and business development. We leverage our close relationships with public policy makers and business leaders - including elected officials; appointed agency staff; CEOs and others - to help our clients achieve the goals and objectives that they have outlined. 

We specialize in two areas:

  1. Assisting our client's existing government affairs staff from an Iowa perspective. Our clients use our services so we can give specific consulting advice and direction as it relates to the Executive and Legislative branches of government. We "Iowanize" the issue so it can be placed in the correct perspective by our public officials.

    We are successful because we work hard to maintain personal relationships with key officials and key agency staff. We can "compartmentalize" complex policy issues so they can be explained in a clear and concise manner. We understand fully the political and public policy process having played key roles in both the Executive and Legislative branches of government.

  2. Assisting our private sector business clients sell their goods and services by leveraging over 30 years of public and private sector experience in Iowa and across the United States.

Our Background

Golden Dome Strategies, LLC was founded by Jim Kersten in the fall of 2001 to leverage Jim's two decade's of service in the public and private sector and to serve clients with cost-effective and timely public policy consulting services.

Jim is a native of Fort Dodge, Iowa where he resides with his wife Laurie. Together they have four children and three grandchildren. His public sector career history includes working for the Iowa Development Commission, (now the Iowa Economic Development Authority); on the staff of former Iowa Governor Terry Branstad as Administrative Assistant Member; Iowa Board of Corrections; Member of Iowa Judicial Nominating Commission; Member of the Iowa Senate; as a Member of the Iowa Lottery Board of Director's; Member of the Iowa Board of Corrections, and as Vice President of Government Affairs and External Relations at Iowa Central Community College. His private sector career history includes working for his own financial consulting firm "Professional Financial Advisors, Inc.; First American Bank; and Heartland Communications Group, Inc.; where he served as Senior Vice President and COO.

Please contact us so we can show you how we can cost-effectively help you with your state and federal public affairs consulting needs and private sector business development needs at 515-570-0203 or jbk@mchsi.com