As the principal of Governmental Relations Specialists (GRS), I work with clients that seek to do business with County or City government. My firm brings over three decades of successful relationship building to the marketplace; we have established the most effective network of local, County, and State officials (elected or staff) available today. With my years of service as a Mayor in Texas, I am familiar with all aspects of the purchasing process within the government setting and can provide strategic guidance to reach a successful majority vote on your project.

As these years of service taught me to become an effective consensus builder,  this experience helps us frame effective strategies for Companies that need to get to the right people, at the right time with a proposal. I know the pressures officials face today as they perform the duties of their office. This understanding allows me to quickly establish rapport and develop long-term contacts that lead to positive support. I have established a support team to ensure we are there when you need us.

  • Mayor and Council Member - DeSoto, Texas 1994 – 2001
  • U.S. Conference of Mayors - Health & Human Services Committee
  • North Central Texas Council of Governments - Board Member and Chair
  • Dallas Regional Mobility Coalition
  • North Central Texas Housing Finance Corporation
  • Best Southwest Partnership - Chairman

Honored by the Texas Senate: "Outstanding leadership in the City of DeSoto and the Best Southwest communities of southern Dallas County…" and "…for his dedication to public service and for the exemplary work he has completed on behalf of his fellow citizens…" Texas House Resolution 504, March 28, 2001

Honored by Governor Rick Perry as Mayor of the City of DeSoto "In Recognition of His Service and Dedication to the Great State of Texas"  May 3, 2001

"Best Managed Cities in Texas" Texas Business Magazine" Top 20 Cities for Business Relocations" Texas Business Magazine

R. L. (Lynn) Lantrip


About Us

R. L. (Lynn) Lantrip joined GRS as Principal in 2015 after a 40-year successful career with a national environmental services firm. Having over a decade of experience leading a large team in selling to Municipal and County governments throughout the South, he brings a wealth of knowledge in developing effective strategies to get complex proposals sold to all levels of Staff and Elected officials. His skills as a certified professional Trainer open new avenues for the firm to offer to potential clients that want to develop their in-house marketing professionals to the next level.

His 25 years of service to Keep Texas Beautiful brings additional skills in working with non-profit groups to successfully accomplish their goals.

Richard Rozier


Experienced, knowledgeable


Richard Rozier joined GRS as a Principal in 1998, and is the former Mayor of the City of DeSoto. His strong regional leadership was recognized by other public officials through his election to the Board of  Directors of the North Central Texas Council of Governments, and his selection to the Dallas Regional Mobility Coalition. He served on both of those Boards. He was also active in the Texas Municipal League, and the Metroplex Mayors Association.