KSE Partners Adds Three New Partners

For Immediate Release: October 15, 2013

Bob Sherman, Senior Partner
802-229-4900 x. 102

KSE Partners Adds Three New Partners

MONTPELIER, Vt. — KSE Partners, LLP, Vermont’s leading government affairs, communications and research firm, announced today that Todd Bailey, Leif Johnson and Nick Sherman have all become partners.

“This is an exciting time for our firm,” Senior Partner Bob Sherman said. “Todd and Nick have been major players in the Vermont political scene and the State House for years. Leif has been the head of our Washington office and the architect of our multistate practice for the past decade. Together they bring youth, talent, vision and new direction to our partnership.”

Since its founding in 1987, KSE Partners, LLP (KSE) has steadily been growing – now with more than 35 full and part time employees and partners in Montpelier, Minneapolis and Washington D.C.


Todd Bailey

Bailey and Nick Sherman have both worked as associates in KSE’s government affairs practice. They will remain in that practice and also lead KSE’s strategic communications practice.

Prior to joining KSE Partners in 2010, Bailey was the executive director for the Vermont League of Conservation Voters and is a seasoned political operator.

“I’m thrilled to become a partner at the preeminent government relations and strategic communications firm in Vermont,” said Bailey. “We will continue doing what KSE Partners does best, helping our clients communicate to government officials and the public. Our shared vision is to expand our services and grow by finding new and innovative ways to serve our existing clients and offer all of our services to new clients.”


Nick Sherman

“I am excited to become a partner,” said Nick Sherman. “We have a great staff with an incredibly diverse set of skills. I am looking forward to working closely with them to continue what has already been an incredible 26-year track record of success and growth.”

Since 2003, Johnson has served as VP of KSE FOCUS – KSE Partners’ 50-state legislative and regulatory tracking and consulting service – in Washington D.C. Johnson is also currently the managing director of The Advocacy Group (TAG), the world’s leading international association of government and public affairs professionals. TAG’s inter-firm network of independent companies consists of the best lobbyists, communicators and public affairs professionals in each state and country.

Leif Johnson

Leif Johnson

Before joining KSE, Johnson was the director of state and federal government relations and corporate communications for West Publishing – Thomson Reuters in Eagan, Minnesota and public relations manager at Cisco Systems in San Jose, California. He worked on Capitol Hill for U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Indiana. He has also served as president of the Washington Area State Relations Group (WASRG), a D.C. trade association of state government affairs executives.

“KSE Partners is a great place to work – a place where government affairs success stories occur frequently because of our talented people building great relationships with our clients,” said Johnson. “I’m pleased to have this opportunity to be a part of a firm with such a strong history and look forward to expanding our presence in the government affairs marketplace and growing each line of business in our firm.”


About KSE Partners, LLP & KSE FOCUS
KSE Partners, LLP is the premier lobbying firm in the state of Vermont. It has designed and implemented government affairs and communications strategies for national, regional and local clients since 1987. The company has provided legislative and regulatory tracking to national clients since 1999. KSE FOCUS is now a leading 50-state government affairs firm, providing services to meet the daily needs of state government affairs professionals. KSE FOCUS offers 50-state legislative, regulatory, and government information tracking and analysis service; 50-state lobbying and intelligence gathering; association management; public policy research; strategic consulting; and issues management. KSE Partners, LLP also has an affiliated law firm, Storrow Buckley Hughes, LLP. The company has more than 35 employees working from offices in Montpelier, VT, Washington, DC and Minneapolis, MN.

For more Information about KSE Partners, LLP and KSE FOCUS, go to www.ksepartners.com

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