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Director, State Government Affairs
New York City, NY
Direct and supervise lobbying teams in multi-state region into advance legislative and regulatory objectives and protect company's interests from adverse public policy.
Prepares and submits presentations, testimony and other official materials to relevant decision-makers to advance specific policy goals and objectives.
Participate in the management of designated state and national organizations and associations as primary company representative.
Often acts as company representative within assigned states before legislative and regulatory bodies on high profile issues that are of critical importance to the company.
Routinely required to develop industry-wide coalitions and manage significant grassroots/PR campaigns relating to key issues.
Develops actions plans and implements activities that will mitigate negative impact or facilitate positive policy change.
Provides accurate, timely and insightful responses and analysis regarding various projects and initiatives.
Analyzes and assesses relevant state and local policies and trends.
Monitor activities of the assigned state Executive Branches and Legislatures that would potentially impact the industry; alerts and advises leadership on emerging opportunities and concerns
Bachelor’s Degree is required. Master’s Degree is a plus.
Knowledge of the political process and functions in the government required.
At least five years government and/or political affairs experience.
Familiarity with alcohol industry and related regulatory issues.
Strong leadership, planning and communication skills.
Ability to organize and facilitate internal and external teams.
Ability to function independently.
Ability to travel within a multi-state region as needed required.
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