Forbes Tate Partners Announces Latest Round of Promotions, Recognizes Professionals Instrumental to Positioning Firm as Top 10 in Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Forbes Tate Partners (FTP), a bipartisan, full-service government relations and public affairs firm, today proudly announced its latest round of promotions, celebrating employees that have contributed to establishing its recognition as one of the top 10 firms in Washington, D.C.

“These promotions are a testament to the exceptional talent and dedication within our team,” said Jeff Forbes, FTP Founding Partner. “Our firm’s continued success is driven by individuals who consistently demonstrate their expertise and commitment to our clients and mission. We are thrilled to recognize these outstanding professionals and look forward to their continued contributions to Forbes Tate Partners.”

Tate Bennett has been promoted to a partner on the government relations team. Tate has brought innovative strategies, particularly around bipartisan engagement on the Farm Bill, to the firm’s client base.

Stacey Rolland has been promoted to a partner on the government relations team. Stacey brings invaluable experience from her time at the U.S. Treasury and with Speaker Pelosi, positioning FTP to lead in the upcoming tax code rewrite and other tax-related initiatives in the coming year.

Michael Williams has been promoted to a partner on the government relations team. He has a successful track record of turning project-based clients into long-term partnerships, garnering praise for his proactive approach and subject matter expertise.

Alekhya Tallapaka has been promoted to senior director of the public affairs team. She has demonstrated an ability to effectively manage some of FTP’s largest coalition clients, which have many moving parts, as well as anticipate and meet client needs.

Yaw Thompson has been promoted to a director on the government relations team. Yaw has been a key player in achieving successful House NDAA language inclusion for FTP clients and has been vital in servicing FTP’s cannabis clients.

Claire Vapnek has been promoted to a senior analyst on the firm’s research and policy analysis team. Claire has played a vital role in revamping various external newsletters to clients and beyond into a widely sought-after publication.

FTP was recently recognized as one of Bloomberg Government’s top performing lobbying firms for the fifth year in a row. Additionally, FTP was named a PRNEWS Top Elite 100 agency for 2024, a prestigious honor recognizing the firm as one of the leading public relations practices in the country.


About Forbes Tate Partners: 

Forbes Tate Partners is a bipartisan, full-service public affairs consultancy specializing in government relations, grassroots advocacy, strategic communications, fundraising, and business development. The firm’s primary areas of specialty are the development and implementation of bipartisan lobbying and advocacy strategies related to tax, health care, natural resource management, trade, energy, telecommunications, outdoor recreation, appropriations, and agriculture. Jeff Forbes and Dan Tate, Jr. founded the firm in 2012. 

Forbes Tate Partners has been highlighted as one of Bloomberg’s top performing lobbying firms and as one of PR News’ Agency Elite Top 100 agencies, recognizing the leading public relations practices in the country.