• NILE

Announcing 2022 Top Lobbyists!

Updated: Nov 17



Fairfax, VA – Today the National Institute for Lobbying & Ethics (NILE) announces its 2022 Top Lobbyists, Grassroots, & PAC Professionals. After a seven-week nomination process that saw overwhelming submissions, 100 individuals were chosen from across the nation. Our 2022 designees represent associations, non-profits, small firms, large firms, and corporations. Everyone chosen showed significant 2022 success, took an innovative approach to their field, and demonstrated commitment to giving back to their community, as well as adherence to the highest ethical standards. Nominations are evaluated blindly by fellow lobbyists to ensure receiving the honor of Top Lobbyist is 100% merit-based.


Each year NILE sets out to create an annual Top Lobbyist list to recognize and spotlight the amazing work done by lobbyists, PAC managers/directors, and grassroots professionals across the U.S. This distinction aims to be representative of the profession, not based on who you know and/or where you work. We take pride in the fact that the Top Lobbyist designation was created by lobbyists, for lobbyists. It is an opportunity for those in the profession to lift each other up and spotlight our important role in the political arena.


“This year’s list again highlights the phenomenal work of best-of-class professionals,” stated Jocelyn Hong, NILE President. “This recognition is special because lobbyists designed it, and lobbyists judged their peers. Our profession is sometimes misunderstood by the public and our contribution to government is often overlooked. This distinction highlights the positive side of the lobbying profession, people who are making an impact on public policy.” added Hong.

“The public doesn’t get to pull the curtain back and see the incredible work we do daily. Today we give them that opportunity by recognizing the Top 100 in the nation. This list of incredible professionals inspires me, and I believe their accomplishments will inspire many in our profession to raise the bar even higher,” stated Paul A. Miller, NILE Board Chairman.”


We wanted to showcase this year’s true industry leaders, and we believe the individuals below are reflective of just that!


Congratulations to all 2022 Top Lobbyists, Grassroots, & PAC Professionals!



Association/Non-Profit - 29

  • Mark Ames | American Industrial Hygiene Association

  • Brian Banks | American Counseling Association

  • Manuel Bonilla | American Society of Anesthesiologists

  • Pearce Crosland | Building Owners & Managers Association International

  • Lucas Crumley | Ohio Corn and Wheat Growers Association

  • Quardricos Driskell | Autoimmune Association

  • Michael Formica | National Pork Producers Council

  • Marco Giamberardino| National Electrical Contractors Association

  • Steve Hall | American Council of Engineering Companies

  • Catharine Harris | American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology

  • Carl Holshouser | TechNet

  • Jordan Howard | Associated General Contractors of America

  • Callie Hoyt | National Marine Manufacturer's Association

  • Kristina Keenan | Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States

  • Mondi Kumbula-Fraser | Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area

  • Nancy LeaMond | AARP

  • Danielle McBeth | Florida A&M University

  • Robert Mellion | Massachusetts Package Stores Association

  • Sean Neal | American Osteopathic Association

  • James Nichols | March of Dimes

  • Austin O'Boyle | National Apartment Association

  • Paulo Pontemayor | Catholic Health Association of the United States

  • Anna Quider | Northern Illinois University

  • Charlyn Stanberry | National Association of Broadcasters

  • Jason Stverak | Credit Union National Association

  • Sharon Sussin | National Federation of Independent Business

  • Anne Thompson | National Corn Growers Association

  • Emily Tryon | American Land Title Association

  • Stephen Wanczyk-Karp | National Association of Social Workers, Connecticut Chapter

Corporate - 20

  • Kellie Adesina | The Kraft Heinz Company

  • Pablo Benavente | Turo a Peer-to-Peer Carsharing Company

  • Anais Carmona | T-Mobile

  • Terri Fariello | United Airlines

  • Brandon Farris | Chemours

  • Nichole Francis Reynolds | ServiceNow Inc.

  • Seth Guidry | Dow

  • Karis Gutter | Corteva Agriscience

  • Gene Irisari | Samsung Electronics America

  • Eric Johnston III | Marriott

  • Kenny Koerner | CGH Medical Center

  • Liz Lopez | Constellation Brands

  • Maria Luisa Boyce | UPS

  • Regina Luzincourt | Navient

  • Rebecca McGrath | Cardinal Health

  • Jason Park | Expedia Group

  • Robert Rose | MetLife

  • Ibn Salaam | Waste Management

  • Molly Wilkinson | American Airlines

  • Cherie Wilson | Delta Air Lines

Large Firm - 21

  • Lucia Alonzo | Michael Best Strategies

  • Anna Abram | Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

  • Mary Burke Baker | K&L Gates LLP

  • Nat Bell | DLA Piper

  • Carolyn Coda | Invariant

  • Amy Davenport | Arnold & Porter

  • Joseph Eannello | Capitol Counsel LLC

  • Jose Felix Diaz | Ballard Partners

  • Marc Gerson | Miller & Chevalier

  • Larry Gonzalez | The Raben Group

  • Ann Jablon | Capitol Counsel LLC

  • Dee Martin | Bracewell LLP

  • Sean McGlynn | K&L Gates LLP

  • Bobby McMillin | Arnold & Porter

  • Yasmin Nelson | Bracewell LLP

  • Sarah Peters | Husch Blackwell Strategies

  • Laurie Purpuro | K&L Gates

  • Alex Vogel | The Vogel Group

  • Robb Walton | BGR Group

  • Shawna Watley| Holland & Knight

  • Clarence Williams | Becker & Poliakoff

Small Firm - 30

  • Anthony Abdelahad | Ventry Associates

  • Na'ilah Amaru | Human Services Council

  • Charmayne Anderson | The Ferguson Group, LLC

  • Julia Angelotti | Merchant McIntyre Associates

  • Cristina Antelo | Ferox Strategies

  • John "JB" Byrd | Miller Wenhold Capitol Strategies

  • Charles Carithers | Cornerstone Government Affairs

  • Sarah Corcoran | Guide Consulting Services

  • Brianne Doura-Schawohl | Doura-Schawohl Consulting LLC

  • Gerard Evans | Evans & Associates

  • Noe Garcia III | Avisa Partners

  • Andrew Garfinkel | Keller Partners & Company

  • Ariel Gonzalez | Chamber Hill Strategies

  • Jeff Green | J.A. Green & Company

  • Marla Grossman | ACG Advocacy

  • Rochelle Kelly-Apson | McBride Consulting & Business Development Group

  • Frank McCarthy | McCarthy Advanced Consulting

  • Caitlin McDonough | Harris Jones & Malone

  • Gene Moran | Capitol Integration

  • Erin Neal | Velocity Government Relations

  • Kristy Park | Park Government Relations

  • T.J. Petrizzo | The Petrizzo Group

  • Sally Schaeffer | Uncorked Advocates

  • Robin Stombler | Auburn Health Strategies

  • Zolaikha Strong | Last Energy

  • Peggy Tighe | Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville PC

  • Xavier Warren | Congressional Partners

  • Todd White | Rulon & White Governance Strategies

  • Mark Williams | Ferox Strategies

  • Eriade Williams | theGroup

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