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Brownstein Grows State Government Relations Team with Addition of Sloane Whelan

September 01, 2023

August 29, 2023 – Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck welcomes Sloane Whelan as a senior policy advisor in the firm’s Denver office. Her work as a strategic communications and public affairs counselor to clients in a variety of industries including the energy, cannabis, higher education and health care sectors will add to the firm’s growing State Government Relations practice.

“We’re excited to welcome Sloane to the State Government Relations team. She is an exceptional strategist with a keen eye for navigating complex political environments and issues for corporations across states. Our clients will benefit from her expertise,” said Doug Friednash, chair of the firm’s State Government Relations practice.

Most recently, Whelan was a senior vice president in the state and local practice, Direct Impact, at BCW where she managed teams across accounts to drive clients’ legislative and regulatory priorities nationwide. Prior to that she worked as senior vice president for KO Public Affairs in Maryland where she served as a public affairs advisor and contract lobbyist for a portfolio of clients. Sloane also brings her past experience as the South Carolina director of public affairs for Planned Parenthood and as the North Carolina women’s vote director for President Barack Obama’s 2012 reelection campaign.

Whelan earned her bachelor’s degree from Hobart and William Smith Colleges.

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