Ex-county official, partners start governmental affairs, technology firm

Mosaic Founding Partners

Tom Stallings

Brooke Goggans

Brinton Payne

Tom Stallings, former chief of staff for Tarrant County Judge B. Glen Whitley, and two business partners have formed Mosaic Strategy Partners LLC, a public and governmental affairs and technology strategy firm based in Fort Worth. The company is located in the Fort Worth Club building.

“I am truly grateful for the opportunity and the experience to serve Judge Whitley and the county,” said Stallings. “Moving forward, I feel good about the timing, this new partnership and most importantly, the potential impact our work and business can have in Fort Worth and beyond.”

Mosaic officials say one of the company’s competitive advantages is a focus on data usage and analytics to inform strategy messaging and communications methodology. Legintel, the firm’s proprietary software, is a social media analytic tool that provides the Mosaic team with issues tracking, influencer identification and overall opposition insight capabilities.

Mosaic’s client focus is on organizations that want a deeper understanding of their constituencies, customers and clients. The firm can use its data to gather insight into feelings about real estate projects, corporate initiatives or overall business communications. The firm’s capabilities also include: government relations, media relations, spokesperson training and crisis communications.

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“I greatly valued Tom as my closest advisor during his tenure at the county,” said Judge Whitley. “I feel certain that Mosaic Strategy Partners has a strong future ahead and will be a great addition to the Tarrant County business community.”

Founding Partner Brinton Payne, along with Technology Developer Peeler Howell, is the architect of Legintel. Previously, Brinton was the founder and CEO of Legislative Intelligence LLC, a full-service consulting firm. Prior to founding Legislative Intelligence, Brinton was the vice president of government and urban affairs at the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce.

Mosaic Founding Partner Brooke Goggans is the firm’s communications expert. She began her career as a staffer in the United States Senate and migrated to the private sector, spending the last 13 years in strategic communications specializing in public involvement campaigns primarily focusing on large-scale infrastructure projects. Upon relocating to Texas, Brooke served as the director of communications for Texas Comptroller, Susan Combs. Most recently Goggans worked at Hahn Public Communications in Austin. She attended the University of Oregon and graduated with a degree in Political Science and Communications. Brooke has certifications in Systematic Development of Informed Consent (SDIC) and Citizen Participation by Objectives (CPO) from the Institute of Participatory Management and Planning (IPMP).

Stallings is the firm’s strategist, providing a mix of anticipatory vision, acute political sense and pragmatic implementation for clients. In addition to his time with Tarrant County Judge Glen Whitley, Stalling also served as chief of staff in the United States House of Representatives and senior policy advisor on issues of energy, environment, technology, telecommunications, trade and transportation in the United States Senate. Before spending more than a decade of service in Washington, D.C., Stallings was a small business owner – founding, managing and operating successful startup companies in Texas.

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He earned his bachelor’s degree and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Texas Christian University.