Cornerstone Government Affairs opens Richmond office

10 October 2014 Consultancy.uk

US-based public affairs and consulting firm Cornerstone Government Affairs has opened its seventh office. The office located in Richmond will boost its presence in the State of Virginia and services for its clients. To lead the office and the efforts on country and state levels, Cornerstone Government Affairs has hired Eric Finkbeiner and Jennifer Walle.

Cornerstone Government Affairs is an, in 2002 established, public affairs and consulting firm based in Washington, specialised in government relations and lobbying. In 2008, the firm decided to increase its footprint and capabilities with a new office in Baton Rouge, Los Angeles, followed by offices in Des Moines, Houston, Jackson, Austin, and Chicago.

In line with the ambition to expand its presence, Cornerstone Government Affairs has now opened an office in Richmond, the firm’s seventh office in the US. The new office will not only strengthen the firm’s presence in the State of Virginia, but will also its scope of service for existing and future clients. To lead the firm’s effort at the city, country and state levels, Eric Finkbeiner and Jennifer Walle joined Cornerstone Government Affairs earlier this month.

Cornerstone Government Affairs opens office in Richmond

Finkbeiner is appointed as Cornerstone Government Affairs’ Vice President, and has over 20 years of government relations, campaign and public affairs experience. He joins the firm from Right Policy & Media, a company he founded and where he acted as Chairman. Walle also joins from Right Policy & Media, where she had been the Vice President of Legislative Affairs and Campaign Development for almost two years.

“We’re excited to have Eric and Jennifer join our team, helping us to continue providing first-class client service to our clients,” comments Campbell Kaufman, State Government Affairs Managing Partner, on the appointments. “Their knowledge of the political landscape as well as their existing work in Richmond is a perfect fit for Cornerstone’s team structure.”

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