The Political Life

The Political Life

A podcast about the people whose lives are immersed in the political world, and how they got there - from campaigns to capitols and everywhere in between. Politicians, lobbyists, pollsters, and business people. If they're on the show, they're living the political life.

From NYC Deputy Mayor to Cutting Edge Tech Executive
July 06, 2020
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From NYC Deputy Mayor to Cutting Edge Tech Executive

Cas Holloway is the head of Public Enterprise at Unqork - a completely visual, no-code application platform that helps large enterprises build complex custom software faster, with higher quality, and lower costs than traditional approaches. All without a single line of code. Cas received his B.A. f...

Overseeing Legal & GR for the Largest On-Demand Alcohol Delivery Platform
June 29, 2020
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Overseeing Legal & GR for the Largest On-Demand Alcohol Delivery Platform

Jaci Flug is the General Counsel/Senior Vice President at Drizly.  Drizly is the nation's leading e-commerce platform for on-demand alcohol delivery. Drizly connects consumers with local retailers, for delivery of beer, wine, and spirits in under 60 minutes.  Jaci started her career working as Assi...

Chief of Staff, Sports Agent, Lobbyist, & More - The Life of Lenny Lopes
June 22, 2020
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Chief of Staff, Sports Agent, Lobbyist, & More - The Life of Lenny Lopes

Leonard "Lenny" Lopes is the President of The Victor Group, LLC, and Leonard Lopes Law Firm, LLC.  The Victor Group, LLC is based in Rhode Island. It's a full-service government relations & lobbying firm with an extensive range of clients. Leonard Lopes Law Firm, LLC is a boutique law firm focused o...

A Diplomat's Journey into Government Affairs
June 15, 2020
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A Diplomat's Journey into Government Affairs

Courtney Gillespie is the Director of Government Affairs for TaskRabbit. TaskRabbit is a leading task management network that conveniently connects people with "Taskers" to handle everyday home to-do’s such as furniture assembly, handyman work, moving help, and much more. Acquired by Ingka Group in ...

Marcus Mason Responds to George Floyd's Death
June 08, 2020
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Marcus Mason Responds to George Floyd's Death

Marcus Mason returns to the show today to respond to the death of George Floyd.  Marcus is a senior partner at The Madison Group, and the immediate past president of The Washington Government Relations Group (WGRG) - a non-partisan, independent, volunteer association that was founded to enrich the c...

A Preview of Privacy Legislation Post-COVID-19
June 01, 2020
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A Preview of Privacy Legislation Post-COVID-19

Andrew Kingman is a Senior Managing Attorney at DLA Piper, and General Counsel at the State Privacy & Security Coalition.  Kingman counsels his clients on state privacy and cybersecurity laws, regulations, and compliance. As General Counsel to the State Privacy & Security Coalition, he represents le...

Building a Network for Women in Politics & Policy
May 25, 2020
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Building a Network for Women in Politics & Policy

Amy Whited is the founder of Pink Granite, a non-partisan community of women supporting women. Pink Granite's members and contributors each work or aspire to work in Texas politics and public policy. Consultants, activists, elected officials, lobbyists, staff, students, interns, and yes - even suppo...

Making the Move from Prosecutor to Government Relations
May 18, 2020
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Making the Move from Prosecutor to Government Relations

Laura Bisesto is the Head of Policy at Checkr. Checkr’s mission is to build a fairer future by improving understanding of the past. Their platform makes it easy for thousands of customers to hire millions of people every year. Using Checkr’s advanced background check technology, companies of all siz...

Building Trust and Effectiveness in Congress
May 11, 2020
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Building Trust and Effectiveness in Congress

Brad Fitch is the President and CEO of the Congressional Management Foundation ("CMF"). Founded in 1977, CMF is a 501(c)(3) nonpartisan nonprofit organization with a mission to build trust and effectiveness in Congress. CMF does that by enhancing the performance of the institution, legislators and t...

Addressing Ventilator Demand as the COVID-19 Pandemic Unfolds
May 04, 2020
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Addressing Ventilator Demand as the COVID-19 Pandemic Unfolds

Geoffrey Becker is Director, State Government Affairs for Medtronic - a global leader in medical technology, services, and solutions. He covers sixteen states for Medtronic by working to partner with policymakers, healthcare professionals, and industry stakeholders to advance new ways to develop sol...