ARLINGTON, VA, NOVEMBER 30, 2022 - Stateside Associates, the largest state and local government affairs firm, is pleased to announce the promotion of Stephanie Reich to Senior Vice President.
In her current role as Vice President of State and Local Issues, Reich oversees Stateside's Legislative Division and Local Government Monitoring Practice. In her new role, she will continue elevating the firm's information service offerings, expand her consulting work and play an integral part in the firm's infrastructure funding advisory services, providing state and local procurement and strategy support.
With over 15 years of corporate government relations and public service experience, Reich brings unique expertise and an extensive network to Stateside clients.
"Stephanie is a proven leader here at Stateside and has been truly instrumental in overhauling our operations over the last year but also demonstrating real leadership within the company," said Michael Behm, Stateside's Co-Chief Executive Officer.
"It's been a pleasure to work alongside Stephanie for the last seven years," added Mark Anderson, Stateside's Co-Chief Executive Officer. "Her promotion reflects her hard work and dedication to supporting our clients. From helping to attract and retain talented staff at Stateside to utilizing her leadership and crisis management skills in navigating us through the COVID pandemic."
A licensed attorney for over two decades, Reich has been focused on finding strategic ways to better communities even amid the complex layers of national, state, and local rules.
"I feel privileged to be a part of charting the course for an exciting future for the firm," added Reich. "Stateside has allowed me to grow personally and professionally in immeasurable ways. In this new role, I plan to continue to use my leadership and development experiences to help my colleagues do the same as we meet our clients' and prospects' needs."
Before joining Stateside, Reich held several executive support roles, including serving as a Chief of Staff in the Executive Office of the Mayor of D.C. at the Department of Employment Services, the Deputy Chief of Staff at the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs, and Chief of Staff to Linda W. Cropp, Chairwoman of the D.C. Council.
Reich is an active member of Women in Government Relations and Business Journals Leadership Trust, an invitation-only business network membership organization for business executives. She holds an undergraduate degree in political science from the State University of New York at Albany. She also has a Juris Doctor from Brooklyn Law School and a Master of Public Policy from American University.
In addition, Stateside is excited to announce the following staff promotions.
Constantine “Costa” Costidis has been promoted to Senior Director, Legislative Information Services. Vielka Chandler has been promoted to Director, Office Operations. Stephanie Rojo has been promoted to Director, Local Services Division. Allison Rivera has been promoted to Manager, Business Development, a newly created role for the firm.
About Stateside Associates
Stateside Associates is the leader in state and local government affairs. With its client first approach, Stateside Associates offers a full-service suite of state and local government relations services including strategic planning, direct advocacy, innovative issue monitoring, lobbying referral, public sector sales support, and engaging with public officials, state and local officials Groups and grass tops strategies.
Stateside Associates' 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 Stateside.com.
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