Top Lobbying Firm Bolsters Attorneys General and State Legislative Expertise
Kristin Strobel, Director of State Government Affairs at the Entertainment Software Association (ESA), will join BGR Government Affairs on January 18, 2017. Kristin will focus on helping clients work with state governments in areas as diverse as executive policy, legislative debates and regulatory issues. She will also lead outreach to multistate policy organizations such as the National Governors Association (NGA), the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) and the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) as well as political organizations state government leaders rely on to advance their priorities.
For the past two and a half years, Kristin served as the Director of State Government Affairs for the ESA where she led lobbying strategies and coordinated industry outreach events with state decision-makers across the country. She focused on issues critical to the technology sector including STEM education, privacy, e-commerce, intellectual property and taxation.
Commenting on his firm’s latest hire, BGR’s Founding Partner Haley Barbour said, “Kristin will add to BGR’s already established capacity to help our clients in state capitols. She has proven ability working with state leaders and will be a great addition to our offerings to our clients, both on state issues and federal issues in which states are interested. In the new Congress, many of the biggest issues will be of vital importance to states, and Kristin will be a major asset in this regard.”
Previously, Kristin served as Director of State Government Affairs at the National Association of Professional Employer Organizations (NAPEO), responding to legislative and regulatory developments to improve the regulatory climate for members. She also represented NAPEO at hearings, meetings and conferences as the official voice of the industry on state government affairs issues.
Prior to joining NAPEO, Kristin served as Policy Director for the Attorney General of Ohio, Mike DeWine. She testified for the office on legislative initiatives before the Ohio state legislature and collaborated with border state Attorneys Generals and their legislatures on policy initiatives. She also served as Senior Advisor on Special Taskforces and Policy Subcommittees for the Ohio Attorney General.
According to Kristin, “I am excited to join BGR and look forward to leveraging my experience in state government to help provide results-based advocacy on behalf of our clients.”
Before working in the Office of Attorney General Mike DeWine, Kristin handled legislative policy as a legislative aide in the Office of the Ohio Senate Majority Whip and served as the Committee Secretary to various Ohio Senate Committees.
“Kristin was a high-energy advocate for the video game industry all across the country. BGR is a top-notch firm and a great fit for Kristin’s skills. This move is a great win for BGR clients,” according to Michael Gallagher, CEO of the Entertainment Software Association.
Kristin’s education includes a Masters of Arts in Political Science, Ohio University (2008), and a Bachelors of Arts in Political Science (2007).
BGR Group (www.bgrdc.com) offers an integrated suite of bipartisan lobbying, strategic communications and business solutions. An extensive and high-level network of policy and political relationships with Governors, Attorneys Generals and legislative leaders enables the state government affairs team to deliver business opportunities and policy solutions to clients.
For more information/interviews contact:
Loren L. Monroe, Principal, State & Local Practice Head, BGR Government Relations