Washington, D.C. (September 30, 2021)—Edelman Global Advisory (EGA), a DJE family firm focused on business and government advisory services, is pleased to announce its partnership with the Liz Robbins Associates, founded by a long-time and well-respected public affairs practitioner, Liz Robbins.
“As we grow the newly created EGA advisory business, I can think of no better, more experienced strategic, government relations partner than Liz Robbins and her team,” said Deborah Lehr, CEO of EGA. “As a partner, EGA and our clients will benefit from Liz’s deep knowledge of advocacy in Washington D.C. and New York. We’re thrilled to work with Liz, especially as we make key appointments to EGA’s U.S. leadership team and continue to expand our EGA team with new talent and partnerships to provide full services to our clients in Washington D.C. and key states.”
In 1977, Liz Robbins opened what became the first woman-owned public affairs and Federal government consulting firm in Washington D.C., Liz Robbins Associates. The firm has expertise across a variety of areas regarding public and private sector policy. Liz Robbins Associates' New York City office focuses on strategic communications and related endeavors, such as philanthropy as branding and development.
"Our shared commitment to producing results for our clients makes a strategic partnership with EGA a perfect fit for Liz Robbins Associates," said Liz Robbins. "Deborah Lehr is a visionary leader in global business and communications and it is an honor to partner with her and Richard."
In addition, EGA announced today the expansion of its North American capabilities with the addition and elevation of several key members of the leadership team.
Martin Reiser has joined EGA as the chair for the U.S. and Canada. Marty brings extensive experience from Capitol Hill, the White House and private sector, focused on health care, tax, trade and pension policy. Marty was most recently policy director for the House Republican Whip, Steve Scalise. In that role he led operations on all major legislation since 2014, including Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), Tax Cut and Jobs Act, USMCA, CARES Act and all COVID-related legislation, the American Health Care Act, Budget Reconciliation, tax extenders, multi-employer pension plan reform, 21st Century Cures and Opioid bills.
Darci Vetter has agreed to lead the international trade and agriculture business of EGA. Darci has been with Edelman for almost four years. Previously and under President Obama, Darci served at the U.S. trade representative as the ambassador for agriculture and at the US Department of Agriculture as under secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services.
Caroline Langdale has been promoted to chief client officer of EGA. Caroline has been with Edelman for over three years in the firms’ New York City office. In her new role, Caroline will serve as the lead contact for EGA clients, Edelman’s large client teams and prospective clients. Caroline will split her time between her current role in New York City and her new role with EGA in Washington, D.C.
Debora (Comenalli) Murray has been promoted to executive vice president of EGA. Debora has been with Edelman for over 13 years. She works with international institutions, governments, and key businesses on large scale campaigns. She will continue this important work while also working closely with the new chair on the growth of the Washington, D.C. office.
Joe Abbey has been promoted to executive vice president of EGA. Joe has been with Edelman for almost three years and will join EGA as a core part of its Washington, D.C. office, focusing on health and food & beverage related issues, among others.
EGA is actively recruiting diverse talent and is committed to maintaining a bipartisan team of advisors through balance in its political and diversity hiring.
About Edelman Global Advisory
Launched in August 2021, Edelman Global Advisory (EGA) is a boutique firm launched by Edelman, the world's largest global public relations consultancy firm. EGA is dedicated to providing business and government advisory services such as tailored strategies and implementation to businesses and institutions seeking to navigate today’s changing geopolitical and economic landscape. Our team is composed of 140+ professionals with decades of experience working in government, consulting, NGOs, and the business sector. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., we have 67 offices across 25 countries in six markets: the U.S. and Canada, APAC, MENA, Europe, Latin America, and India.