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Who’s Who in Government Relations
Notable New Yorkers advocating for policy changes at the city, state and federal levels.
This list encompasses key staffers directly employed by a wide range of companies, organizations and trade associations with government business, as well as rising stars making a name for themselves at top lobbying shops, leaders of smaller lobbying operations punching above their weight and even a few government relations officials who are inside government. What unites them all is a record of pushing, shaping or stopping proposed policies in New York.
Grant Loomis is currently the Buffalo Niagara Partnership’s vice president for government affairs and economic development, leading the regional chamber of commerce’s advocacy, economic development and workforce initiatives. Prior to joining the BNP, Loomis worked in various capacities for federal, state and local elected officials and began his career as a television news reporter. He is a graduate of Syracuse University and earned a master’s in business administration from the University at Buffalo.
Recent accomplishments: Leading the team that secured a $1 million grant in the inaugural round of awards from the state Office of Strategic Workforce Development. Advancing the vital energy needs of employers as New York adopts transformative climate policy. Expanding the BNP’s advocacy priorities to include issues focused on equity and creating economic mobility for the underemployed.
As family and friends come together to celebrate Labor Day and honor the working men and women who are the lifeblood of our economy, it seems appropriate to reflect on the kind of workforce our community needs now and in the future.
BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Buffalo Niagara Partnership is pleased to announce the promotion of Grant Loomis to the position of Senior Vice President, effective Friday, August 18. In his new role, Grant will continue to provide exemplary leadership and strategic guidance to the organization’s economic development, workforce, and government relations initiatives.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 14, 2023 MEDIA CONTACT: Ian Gattie VP, Marketing & Programs email@example.com Regional Business Leaders Join Buffalo Niagara Partnership’s Board BUFFALO, N.Y. – The Buffalo Niagara Partnership, the area’s regional chamber of commerce and privately-funded economic development organization, is pleased to announce recent changes to its Board of Directors and Officers of…
BUFFALO, N.Y. (The Buffalo News) —The Buffalo Niagara Partnership is expanding its outreach to minority-owned businesses.
The region’s largest business group has increased the number of participants in its Minority Business Initiative to 16, from five in last year’s inaugural edition of the program.