Tiffany Raspberry, President

Tiffany Raspberry is a native of Brooklyn who has worked in a variety of capacities at the federal, state and local levels of government. Ms. Raspberry has a diverse background in government service, electoral politics, strategic planning, message branding and crisis management.

Ms. Raspberry has experience developing and executing lobbying strategies for a wide range of clients, including Fortune 500 companies. She has influenced high-profile legislative matters and secured earmarks from the New York City Council, New York State Senate and Assembly for clients. She is a former policy analyst for the New York City Council Education Committee and was Chief of Staff to New York City Council Finance Chair Domenic M. Recchia, Jr.

Ms. Raspberry also has extensive experience representing clients before the New York State Assembly, Senate and Executive Chambers of government and has specialized in building community coalitions for clients. She began her professional career as a legislative aide to US House of Representatives Member Joseph Crowley, Vice Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus. Ms. Raspberry has also served as Partner at the Parkside Group and Vice President at Wolf Block Public Strategies. Additionally, Ms. Raspberry has worked on a variety of political campaigns throughout New York State. Ms. Raspberry, a registered lobbyist in New York State and New York City since 2004, monitors a variety of issues for clients, including economic development, education, cultural, health care, environmental, labor, immigration, child welfare, other social service policies, regulatory, procurement land use and zoning.

Amongst her most noted accomplishments, Ms. Raspberry has co-authored an article featured in the New York Law Journal entitled "The Risk of Using Independent Contractors" in 2008, represented a major telecommunications company launching a cellular network in the NY-Tri-state market, worked as a campaign consultant for a number of elected officials throughout New York State, represented a number of City University of New York Colleges, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., affordable housing developers and lead the efforts of a statewide coalition to preserve federally funded free after-school tutoring programs in New York State among others. Developing communications and political strategies for companies and educational institutions with legislative matters before state and municipal government has been a major part of Ms. Raspberry's life’s work. She have the proven ability to go into any governmental body, recognize its key constituencies and assess how their needs compliment a company’s goals.

Ms. Raspberry's commitment to change, social justice and service to others is demonstrated through her continued community service and civic activities. Recent honors include:

• City Hall News Top 40 Under 40 Recipient in 2008
• Brooklyn Anti-Violence Coalition’s Women of Courage Trailblazer Award in 2009
• Carib News Emerging Leaders Recognition List Fall 2011

Ms. Raspberry is a member of the New York City Chapter of the League of Conservation Voters and a former Member of Community Board 3 in Brooklyn and received her BA in Political Science and Urban Studies from Fordham University in 1999.

Ms. Raspberry is the founder and President of YorkGroup Associates, LLC.

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