Lobbyist

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Jay Palac

jay.palac@gmail.com | (798) 745-7475 | Charleston, WV

Summary


I am a lobbyist with over 5 years of experience. I have worked on behalf of various clients, including corporations and non-profit organizations. My work has included advocating for legislation, developing relationships with elected officials and their staff, and organizing grass roots campaigns. I have an in-depth knowledge of the legislative process and how to influence it. I am a strategic thinker who can develop creative solutions to achieve my client's goals. I have excellent written and oral communication skills

Experience


Senior Lobbyist at American Electric Power, WVMar 2022 - Present

  • Successfully advocated for the client’s position on xyz issue, resulting in a positive outcome for the company.
  • Managed and executed a successful lobbying campaign on abc issue, which led to the passage of favorable legislation.
  • Successfully navigated the complex political landscape in state XYZ and secured support from key legislators for our priority bills.
  • Brought in new clients that resulted in an increase of xx% in lobbying revenue over previous year.
  • Or some other metric that demonstrates success/growth)* •Achieved amazing results as part of team during critical times such as when we had to respond quickly to rapidly changing legislative proposals or deadlines.

Lobbyist at Appalachian Power, WVJul 2017 - Jan 2022

  • Secured $5 million in funding for a new library.
  • Led the charge to pass a bill that increased penalties for drunk driving.
  • Worked with legislators to create a tax credit for businesses that hire veterans.
  • Helped defeat a proposal that would have cut funding for public schools.
  • Played a key role in getting legislation passed that provided more money for road repairs.
  • Secured additional funding For after-school programs.

Education


Bachelor of Science in Political Science at West Virginia UniversitySep 2012 - May 2017

Some skills I've learned are writing papers, researching, time management, and critical thinking.

Skills


  • Persuasion
  • Research
  • Writing
  • Public Speaking
  • Negotiation
  • Networking

Sinay Fulfs

sinay.fulfs@gmail.com | (324) 031-7583 | Charleston, WV

Summary


I have over five years of experience as a lobbyist. I have worked with clients in a variety of industries, including healthcare, education, and energy. I am knowledgeable about the legislative process and have an excellent track record of advocating for my clients' interests. I am a strategic thinker who can develop creative solutions to complex problems. I am also an effective communicator who is able to build relationships with key decision-makers.

Experience


Senior Lobbyist at American Electric Power, WVMay 2022 - Present

  • Secured $1 million in funding for a new community center.
  • Led a successful campaign to pass a citywide smoking ban.
  • Helped secure $3 million in funding for after-school programs.
  • Defeated an attempt to raise taxes on small businesses.
  • Played a key role in getting the city’s first bike-sharing program off the ground.

Lobbyist at Appalachian Power, WVJul 2017 - Mar 2022

  • Successfully advocated for the passage of three bills in the state legislature that benefited their client, a local utility company.
  • Successfully lobbied against a bill that would have regulated the utility industry more heavily, saving their client millions of dollars.
  • Organized and led a successful grassroots campaign to defeat a ballot initiative that would have imposed new taxes on utilities.
  • Secured $5 million in funding for their client's energy efficiency program through negotiations with state lawmakers.

Education


Bachelor of Science in Political Science at West Virginia UniversitySep 2012 - May 2017

I have learned to research, write, and think critically about politics and government.

Skills


  • Persuasive Writing
  • Public Speaking
  • Researching
  • Negotiating
  • Networking
  • Lobbying Experience
  • Understanding of Policy

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