SENIOR GOVERNMENT RELATIONS PROFESSIONAL
Leader and advocate with extensive experience in multiple aspects of government and community affairs. Successful lobbyist with proven ability to develop and implement outreach strategies, manage risk and influence key stakeholders to advance organizational interests.
KASIRER, LLC, New York November 2022 – October 2023
Vice President, Government Affairs
Work with corporate clients to develop plans to engage decision makers in elected and other government offices to achieve concrete goals, including reputational development, procurement, legislation and more.
Compellingly articulate and communicate client priorities to external partners.
Cultivate network of key stakeholders across New York City government and community leadership, maintaining an intimate knowledge of the local political landscape.
Kasirer is a consistent, highly-ranked New York lobbying and government relations firm. It has been the #1 lobbyist in New York City for the last six years in a row, and in the top ten for the last 20 years.
WESTERN GOVERNORS UNIVERSITY, New York March 2021 – November 2022
Government Relations Director, Northeast Region (USA)
Directed WGU’s state government relations strategy across a 12-state region running from Maine to Virginia.
Built relationships with state and municipal officials, raising WGU’s profile across a region where brand awareness is fairly low. Worked with officials to create pathways to opportunity for WGU students, including opening access to state financial aid.
Collaborated with colleagues and external consultants in the drafting of talking points, testimony and legislation. Managed external consultants.
Monitored legislative, regulatory and public policy developments, advising University leadership about issues that impacted the institution and its students.
Founded by 19 US Governors in 1997, nonprofit, accredited WGU is the country’s largest fully online university with 150,000 students enrolled across all 50 states, and over 300,000 graduates. It offers more than 60 accredited bachelor’s and master’s degrees across four career-aligned colleges, business, IT, education and health professions.
THE DOE FUND, New York January 2019 – September 2020
Director, Government and Community Affairs
Principal in-house lobbyist for non-profit organization that works to break cycles of homelessness, addiction and criminal recidivism through the provision of housing, holistic services and paid work opportunities.
Promoted organizational interests to New York City and State elected representatives, other government officials and the wider community.
Secured substantial new government funding for organization’s portfolio of affordable and supportive housing developments, transitional homeless shelters and Ready, Willing & Able, a year-long program for homeless and formerly incarcerated men centered around paid work, and providing wraparound case management, sobriety support, educational opportunities, vocational training, preparation for full-time employment and help finding permanent housing.
Worked with wider external affairs team to create and enhance publicity opportuni...
Login or Register to view the full resume.