WASHINGTON – Forbes Tate Partners (FTP), a bipartisan, full-service government relations and public affairs firm, today announced it has promoted the single largest number of senior staff members in the firm’s 10-year history:
“This past year, Forbes Tate Partners was thrilled to expand the Forbes Tate family with our acquisition of Engage, a D.C.-based digital media agency, and to be recognized again as an elite agency and among the top lobbying firms in the country. We are proud of our entire team and are thrilled to highlight those on our team who are driving our business forward,” said Jeff Forbes, FTP Founding Partner. “These experts consistently demonstrate their expertise and tireless dedication for our clients and our firm. We are excited for their careers here and the future of FTP.”
Kelley Williams has been promoted to be a partner on the government relations team. Kelley specializes in financial services, insurance, and banking issues. She also lobbies on transportation, telecom, fintech, and energy issues for the firm’s clients.
Kristina Dunklin has been promoted to be a partner on the government relations team. Kristina specializes in healthcare, energy, and agriculture policy. She also has extensive experience in the appropriations process, helping the firm’s clients across multiple sectors.
Clare Flannery has been promoted to be a senior vice president on the public affairs team. Clare specializes in coalition building and management, integrated public affairs campaigns, and reputation risk management. She has also served as a campaign manager, strategic communications adviser and spokesperson for coalitions, campaigns, executives, and politicians on the local, state, and national stages.
Meg Baglien has been promoted to be a senior vice president on the public affairs team. Meg manages a diverse portfolio of clients across industries, including health care and technology. She specializes in strategic communications, brand reputation management, advocacy campaign development, and leading coalition efforts.
Chanse Jones has been promoted to be a vice president on the public affairs team. Chanse is a veteran of Capitol Hill and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and is well-versed in media relations. He brings an invaluable network and years of experience spearheading national advocacy campaigns and political endorsement events.
Will May has been promoted to be a vice president on the public affairs team. Will specializes in financial services, transportation, and health care, and brings extensive experience in strategic communications, grasstops advocacy, and business development to the firm.
Colin Finnegan has been promoted to be a vice president on the public affairs team. Colin specializes in energy and environmental issues. He draws on years of coalition management, grassroots mobilization, and strategic communications to execute some of the firm’s most successful client projects.
Also promoted were Elizabeth Gonzalez (Senior Vice President, Operations), Emily Schell (Vice President, Operations), Chris Memenza (Vice President, Operations), Elizabeth Kapolka (Director, Public Affairs), Natalie Bauman (Director, Public Affairs), Gwen Fuller (Senior Analyst, Public Affairs), Eliza Green (Senior Analyst, Public Affairs), Kelsey Chan (Senior Analyst, Public Affairs), and Adam Kawut (Senior Analyst, Public Affairs).
In December 2021, FTP went public on the London Stock Exchange AIM (PPHC.L) as part of the Public Policy Holding Company (PPHC). It was once again recognized as one of Bloomberg Government’s top performing lobbying firms. Most recently, FTP was named a PRNEWS Top Elite 100 agency for 2023, 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.