Staff Spotlight: Meet Grant Loomis
August 29, 2022
We are pleased to introduce Grant Loomis, BNP’s Vice President, Government Affairs & Economic Development as our latest Staff Spotlight.
Grant is responsible for developing and advancing the BNP’s advocacy agenda.
Learn a little bit more about Grant in this brief Q&A.
Q: What is your background in/what type of work were you in before the Partnership?
A: Prior to joining the BNP, I worked for local, state, and federal elected officials in a variety of capacities.
Q: How did your past experience prepare you for your current role at the Partnership?
A: My experience was perfect prep work for my current role. Coming to the BNP, I had foundational knowledge of most policy issues impacting employers and understood how to connect with elected officials most effectively.
Q: Tell us a little-known fact about yourself.
A: I started out my career as a television news reporter. As a result, I have been to more house fires, crime scenes, and grand openings than the average person.
Q: What do you like to do for fun?
A: My fun takes a back seat to whatever my two kids are up to at any given moment. But I do like to read non-fiction, cook during the cold weather months, and watch probably too much TV.
Q: Best Buffalo Hidden Gem.
A: It’s not very hidden, but we take our proximity to water for granted. Being on or near the water is always a treat.
Q: What is your favorite part about living in Buffalo?
A: Living in Buffalo Niagara gives you the best of both worlds: big city amenities and attractions with a lower cost of living and space to spread out.
Q: What are you doing differently post-pandemic that you didn't do before?
A: I have drastically cut back on my news consumption. I still stay on top of current events, especially as they relate to my position at the BNP, but I have stopped watching all cable news programming in the evening and listening to news radio during my commute. I do not feel one bit less informed, and my mental health is better.
Karen Brown is our Director, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, and our latest staff spotlight!
Her role at the Partnership is to be a champion for developing and implementing programs/initiatives that promote a thriving, diverse, informed, and equitable region.
Ann Brooker is our Manager of Member Engagement. Ann works to communicate the value of the Partnership to our member companies and build strong relationships within the Buffalo Niagara community. Learn a little bit more about Ann in this brief Q&A. Q: What is your background in/what type of work