Power-house consulting and advocacy firm makes a big splash nationwide.
LSN Partners (“LSN”), a nationally recognized, full-service consulting firm that offers strategic advice and advocacy in the areas of government affairs, procurement, emergency management, business and real estate development, and communications, continues expanding to better serve its clients across the U.S. In 2021, LSN added new members to its Federal Practice in Washington, D.C. and local practices in Fort Lauderdale and Miami. The firm also continues to build out its Transportation and Infrastructure Practice and strategic communications consultancy, LSN Communications.
The expertise of its current team coupled with new additions primes LSN Partners to successfully represent and advocate for clients on a local, state and national level in a plethora of business sectors.
“We don’t just advise our clients, we become a part of their team and work to achieve objectives together. Our 2021 expansion exemplifies LSN’s commitment to offer more expertise as we seek to continuously improve.”– Alex Heckler, Founder and Managing Partner
**LSN Partners Introduces the New Additions to the Team. **
LSN Transportation and Infrastructure Practice:
Elliot “Lee” Sander, Senior Advisor of Transportation and Infrastructure. As one of the foremost experts in America on public transportation and infrastructure, Lee brings unparalleled knowledge and insight to LSN Partners. Prior to joining LSN, Lee served as Chief Executive of several high-profile companies and organizations in the transportation and infrastructure sector.
LSN Federal Practice/ Washington, D.C. Team:
Tom Quinn, Partner. Tom joined LSN after more than two decades of advising elected officials, corporate leaders, and academics in Washington, DC. Tom takes the lead of LSN Partner’s Washington, DC practice with a focus on science and technology, bolstered by a specialty in appropriations. Tom brings vast experience and expertise to LSN clients who need to navigate through the often complex processes within the Executive and Legislative branches of government.
Jose Fuentes, Partner. Jose was recently promoted to Partner at LSN. Jose is a seasoned public affairs, federal policy, and crisis communications expert with decades of experience in myriad federal and state departments and agencies. Jose focuses on the intricacies, trends, and impacts of Federal Affairs Policy and Legislation on client matters. Jose is well respected by the Hispanic community and was appointed to serve on the Board of Directors for the Latino Coalition and as the Co-Chair of the TLC Procurement Committee.
Neil Ohlhausen, Senior Associate. Neil joins LSN after many years in Government Relations for the National Governors Association (NGA). Neil focuses on the intersection of federal and state governments and supports clients with legislative and regulatory monitoring, developing advocacy strategies, and building relationships.
LSN Miami-Dade County Practice:
Adele Valencia, Partner. Adele helps clients navigate through all phases of the government procurement process, code compliance, bid protests, and other local matters. Adele brings a wealth of knowledge and invaluable advocacy, legislative, and management experience to clients. Prior to joining LSN, Adele was Director of Code Compliance for the City of Miami and served as the COO for the then Miami-Dade County Commissioner, and now Mayor Daniella Levine Cava.
Mike Hernández, Partner. Mike, known as a ‘Messaging and PR guru,’ specializes in corporate and political messaging, crisis message management, and company communications. Mike is also an on-air political analyst for WSCV Telemundo 51, a top-rated Spanish language news program.
LSN Broward County Practice:
Pratima Raju, Associate. With over a decade of experience in legislative strategy and policymaking, Pratima works directly with executives, elected officials, and community leaders to advance projects and initiatives at all levels of government. Before joining LSN, Pratima served as Chief of Staff to Fort Lauderdale City Commissioner Steve Glassman.
Joshua Freeman, Associate. Josh provides project management and government relations advocacy for clients. He is former Chief of Staff to County Commissioner (and current Broward Mayor) Steve Geller, where he focused on policy, budgetary and infrastructure projects. Josh formerly served as Director of Communications for the Broward Teachers Union and spent several years as Chief of Staff for State Senator (now Palm Beach County Commissioner) Maria Sachs.
Lisa Castillo, Chief of Staff of LSN Broward. Lisa is former Chief of Staff to the Broward Sheriff’s Office and former Aide to a Broward County Commissioner. Lisa assists clients in many areas, such as law enforcement, security, and public safety.
LSN assists clients in all 50 states, more than 200 cities, and multiple countries. “This addition of stellar individuals to our current extraordinary team will enable LSN to continue to provide clients a global reach with a local perspective, and optimistically successful results” – Marcelo Llorente, Managing Partner
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