GOVERNMENT RELATIONS POWERHOUSE ALSO ANNOUNCES NOTABLE PROMOTIONS
Prior to joining Mintz, Ms. Sprague was the Legislative Director in Governor Baker’s Office of Legislative Affairs. There, she drove the Governor’s legislative agenda from filing to passage, through bipartisan coalition building, legislative strategy sessions, and consistent communication with the legislature. Additionally, she coordinated with the Governor’s Legal Office to facilitate the ten-day review of over 1,300 enacted bills over three sessions by identifying support and opposition for each to provide the Governor with sound recommendations. She also managed a team of nine Legislative Directors, overseeing the legislative interactions of each of the Secretariats.
Before that, Ms. Sprague acted as the Legislative Director to Minority Leader Bradley H. Jones Jr. While there, she led a team of analysts that were responsible for covering all legislative committees as well as drafting policy positions and drafting amendments on all major legislation, including minimum wage and domestic violence reform, redistricting, and various borrowing bills.
“With over a decade of experience in legislative affairs and Massachusetts state government, Kaitlyn brings a deep understanding of legislative proceedings, especially regarding the Massachusetts House of Representatives and Governor’s Office,” said Stephen P. Tocco, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of ML Strategies. “We are thrilled that Kaitlyn has decided to join our growing team, and we are certain she will contribute greatly to our increasingly robust practice.”
Separately, ML Strategies is pleased to announce that Daniel J. Connelly and Caitlin R. Beresin have been elevated to Senior Vice President and Compliance Officer and Vice President of Legislative Affairs, respectively.
Mr. Connelly represents trade associations and businesses across industries with interests before the executive, legislative, regulatory and municipal areas of government throughout New England; and Ms. Beresin works with companies across a variety of sectors, helping shape their regulatory and legislative agendas and comply with Massachusetts law.
“This is an exciting time for ML Strategies,” said Mr. Tocco. “We’re delighted to both recognize the strength of our talent bench and measurably add to it.”
ML Strategies professionals in Boston and Washington, D.C. use their extensive experience in federal, state, and city government, as well as in the private sector, to build creative, informed, and strategic solutions that meet clients’ goals. The ML Strategies team focuses on clients in a range of industries including energy, transportation, health care, financial services, real estate, education and telecommunications and regularly collaborates with the Mintz team.