Jennifer Ustynoski Joins Stateside Associates as Senior Political Director

ARLINGTON, VA, August 29, 2022 - Stateside Associates is excited to announce that Jennifer Ustynoski is joining the firm as Senior Political Director.

"We're thrilled to have Jen as part of Stateside. Her extensive experience in intergovernmental relations, association advocacy, and political action will bring invaluable perspective to our clients," said Mark Anderson, Stateside's Co-CEO. "And Jen's energy, advocacy experience and business leadership will be a great addition to the team."

Ustynoski brings a wide range of relationships with state and local officials, Governor's offices and private sector partners to Stateside. In her previous role as Director of Intergovernmental Affairs with the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), she helped NAHB accomplish its public policy and advocacy objectives and ensure its builder members a voice at all levels of government.

In her new role with Stateside, Ustynoski will support the advocacy and relationship-building efforts of Stateside's clients with national, state, and local policy and political organizations. She will also work with elected and policy officials to help communicate the needs of the firm's clients, as well as help create national strategies and engagements using her grass tops experience.

"I am thrilled to be joining such a respected team at Stateside," said Ustynoski. "I look forward to leveraging my political experience to provide strategic counsel to their clients as they navigate an ever-changing business and political environment."

Ustynoski is an active member and leader in Women in Government Relations (WGR), a professional society dedicated to advancing and empowering women in government relations.

Before joining NAHB, Ustynoski served as Governors Liaison at the Democratic Governors Association (DGA) from 2012-2016, where she managed relationships with Governors' offices and a national network of DGA members and donors.  

Ustynoski's career in politics began performing congressional fundraising for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) Red to Blue program and its candidates and Congressional and Senatorial clients.

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About Stateside Associates

Stateside Associates is the leader in state and local government affairs. With a client first approach, Stateside Associates offers a full-service suite of state and local government relations services through strategic planning, direct advocacy, innovative issue monitoring, lobbying referral, public sector sales, and engaging with public officials, Groups and grass tops.

Stateside Associates' almost 100 employees and partners include experienced issue managers, former state legislative staff members, and regulatory attorneys. Since its founding in 1988, Stateside Associates has been championing companies, government and non-profit clients, and trade associations from all diverse industries across the 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

In 2022, Stateside Associates launched two new service offerings, Infrastructure Funding Advisory & Consulting and Health Care Policy Reporting & Implementation. To learn more about Stateside Associates, visit


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Contact: Jennifer Whitney, Director, Marketing & Communications
Phone: (571) 895-5005