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HOCHUL ALUM KATIE BRENNAN JOINS BARO STRATEGIES

A Public Affairs, Housing & Infrastructure Veteran, Brennan Adds to BARO's Real Estate Chops




BARO Strategies Partner Katie Brennan
BARO Strategies Partner Katie Brennan

NEW YORK, Jan. 16, 2024 -- BARO Strategies today announced that Katie Brennan has joined the firm as a partner. Ms. Brennan most recently served in the administration of New York Governor Kathy Hochul as President and Executive Director of the New York State Office of Resilient Homes and Communities (formerly the Governor's Office of Storm Recovery). Prior to her work in the Executive Chamber, Ms. Brennan served as a senior advisor to the Deputy Mayor of Housing and Economic Development during the mayoralty of Bill de Blasio. She previously served as Chief of Staff at the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency under New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy.


"Katie brings unique and valuable government affairs and political experience to BARO Strategies that few others can claim," said co-founder and principal Chris Bastardi. "She has a deep background in policy, crisis management, and urban planning that our clients will seek out as they face development challenges and institutional resistance to positive change."


"I'm thrilled to bring my technical, policy, and coalition-building skills to BARO Strategies. My goal is always to make systems work better for people and institutions. It's an honor to join this team of people who get it done, every day," said Ms. Brennan.


"Katie's passion for improving the lives of the communities she serves is unparalleled," said co-founder and principal Julie Roginsky. "As a public policy and housing expert who knows how to navigate bureaucracy on both sides of the Hudson, she is perfectly positioned to expand BARO's footprint in the Tri-State area real estate market."

Headquartered in New York City, BARO Strategies is a full-service public relations agency of only senior consultants and experts. Ms. Brennan's addition builds on BARO's strong foundation of work in New York and New Jersey, in addition to its West Coast office, run by partner Kate V. Silina. The firm's founders and partners have decades of experience in public affairs, political consulting, and crisis management. It was recently named to City & State's 2024 Political PR Power List.



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