Allison Lee joined DKC in 2009 as director of the firm’s Albany based Government Affairs practice after 25 years of government service at the local, state and federal levels. Her experience includes many years as the lead partner in one of Albany’s most successful lobbying firms as well as significant positions in journalism, major market book publishing and non profit and trade association administration. Allison’s understanding of government functions at all levels, coupled with years of direct experience in the media, uniquely positions her to advance the complex legislative, public policy and public relations needs of her clients.
Prior to assuming the Directorship of DKC Government Affairs, Allison was an original Partner at Patricia Lynch Associates where she was responsible for managing many of the firm’s most high profile clients. Allison also has held key staff positions with the New York State Assembly, the United States House of Representatives and has served two New York State mayors in key economic development capacities. In 1998 she was appointed by then U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary – and current New York State Governor – Andrew Cuomo, as his Acting Secretary’s Representative for New York and New Jersey. Allison is best known for her work in the telecommunications and high technology arenas, and is equally proficient with large corporate client interests as with small not for profit advocacy.
With a background in journalism, she has also worked as a freelance writer covering music, travel and style for publications such as Paper Magazine and Global Rhythm. Allison is joined in the DKC Government Affairs office by Deputy Director, Paul Zuber, Director of Legislative, Affairs Andrew Marocco, Director of Client Services, Michelle Tuchman, and Legislative Assistant, Daniel Cain.more » « less