• Kristen Thomaselli
    Kristen Thomaselli
    Senior Director


April 2, 2015

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Jeff Sadosky To Join Forbes-Tate As Senior Vice President

Top Senate Aide And Strategist Latest Addition to Growing, Bipartisan Government Affairs Team

WASHINGTON, DC – Forbes-Tate Founding Partners Jeff Forbes and Dan Tate announced today that Jeff Sadosky, a respected Senate Republican aide and strategist, will be joining the a bipartisan Washington government affairs firm as Senior Vice President.

After four years as Communications Director for U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH), Sadosky has spent the last 18 months working as Managing Director for the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO).  Sadosky brings nearly a decade of Senate experience and relationships to Forbes-Tate and its government relations clients.  In addition to government relations work, as a seasoned communications and campaign strategist, Jeff will also work closely with Forbes-Tate founding partners to build the firm’s communications and public affairs practice.

“Jeff brings nearly a decade of Senate relationships, a strong policy understanding and a strategic mind, providing a tremendous asset to our diverse set of current clients and to our future clients. We are really excited to have him as part of the team,” said Founding Partner Jeff Forbes.

“Jeff’s one of our party’s smartest communications and legislative strategists. Whether it was during my campaign, or in Jeff’s years with me in the Senate and since, rarely was there a decision in which I didn’t look to Jeff for counsel,” added Senator Portman.  “He’s the rare mix of a policy mind that understands what it takes to get things done and a communicator who knows how best to advocate for it.”

Sadosky began his career working for Bush-Cheney ’04, and later went to work for Senator Mike DeWine (R-OH). Jeff then served as Communications Director for the Republican Party of Florida before managing Senator John McCain’s 2008 campaign’s entire regional media operation.  Sadosky joined Portman’s campaign for Senate in 2010 after serving as Communications Director for Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX).

“I’m incredibly excited to be a part of this team, Jeff and Dan have been putting together one of the strongest government relations teams in Washington, and I can’t wait to join what is quickly becoming a premier, bi-partisan lobbying shop,” Sadosky said.

“As we continue to expand here at Forbes-Tate, we are committed to remaining a team working on behalf of our clients, and Jeff will fit in well with that model. From the debates within the Super Committee to the budget and tax reform, he’s been involved in some of the toughest issues facing Republican Leadership in both chambers, and particularly at the Senate Finance Committee, experience that will serve our clients well,” said Founding Partner Dan Tate.

Kristen Thomaselli
Senior Director

Kristen Thomaselli is the Senior Director of Strategic Communications at Forbes Tate Partners – she joined the firm in Fall 2015.

Ms. Thomaselli brings both Capitol Hill and private sector experience to Forbes Tate Partners’ growing strategic communications, grassroots, and public affairs practices.

Kristen’s keen ability to create compelling messages on behalf of the firm’s clients – from a variety of industries with diverse needs – has helped to advance key initiatives in policy areas, such as healthcare, energy, finance, and labor relations.

Specifically, Ms. Thomaselli’s ability to produce favorable exposure – on the national, state, and local levels – for Forbes Tate Partners’ clients, and their stances on pertinent policy issues, adds depth to the firm’s public affairs efforts. Along those lines, Kristen has designed and implemented earned media campaigns for a broad range of key stakeholders – including Fortune 500 companies, think tanks, nonprofits, and national labor unions.

Generating media placements in premier outlets – such as the New York Times, USA TODAY, CNN, Forbes, and the Wall Street Journal – helps to position Forbes Tate Partners’ clients on center stage of the policy issues they care about most.

Before joining the Forbes Tate team, Kristen managed clients’ media relations and public outreach efforts as the director of earned media at DC-based Keybridge Communications.

Prior to her tenure at Keybridge Communications, Ms. Thomaselli — a West Virginia native — served on the staff of former U.S. Senator John D. Rockefeller, IV.

Ms. Thomaselli graduated summa cum laude from West Virginia University, where she was elected to the Student Government Association’s Board of Governors for two terms. She serves on the Board of Directors for the National Capital Area Chapter of the West Virginia University Alumni Association, and occasionally contributes to the Huffington Post among other outlets.