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Emily Lampkin, Principal
A consummate Washington insider, Emily Kertz Lampkin is a seasoned campaign professional and public affairs specialist focusing on strategic communications and issue management. With more than 15 years of experience providing strategic guidance to executives at the highest levels of government and private industry, Lampkin brings a wealth of experience in issue advocacy, grassroots and national politics, project management and communications.
Her experiences, her tenacity, and her approach have earned her the respect and trust of those with whom and for whom she has worked – creating an unmatched force of contacts, understanding, and expertise that have made
her an invaluable asset to her clients in public policy and political campaigns.
Before founding the Lampkin Group in 2011, she was a partner at the DCI
Group, where she managed public affairs for a wide variety of clients, from Fortune 100 companies to small trade associations. Her work included man-
aging external communications and strategy for one of the largest corporate mergers in history, community relations campaigns for complex local issues, reputation and brand-building campaigns for small- and medium-sized trade associations, and building a coalition that brought diverse industry leaders together for the first time to effectively support policy issues of mutual benefit.
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Ashley Gula, Vice President
Ashley Gula joined the Lampkin Group as Vice President in 2012. A seasoned communications professional, she provides digital advocacy and communications strategies to corporations, associations and coalitions. Ashley brings a wealth of experience in the public affairs arena from digital strategy to grassroots and grasstops to legislative and political campaigns.
Prior to joining the Lampkin Group, Ashley worked at New Media Strategies (NMS) as a Senior Account Manager in the Public Affairs group. While at NMS, Ashley led an award-winning digital advocacy and social media campaign for a prominent energy association. In this role, she oversaw a multifaceted campaign that included research and monitoring, content and digital development for web properties and social media platforms, an innovative digital advocacy program, web video content creation and a paid digital and social media program that helped support educational and advocacy efforts.
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Brenna Hapes, Vice President
Brenna Hapes brings nearly eighteen years of strategic communications, media relations, and outreach experience to the Lampkin Group. She is a veteran public relations expert who has provided guidance and advice to a broad range of high-profile individuals and organizations in the federal government, non-profit, and private sectors. Hapes has extensive special event and project management skills as well as experience in the areas of grassroots and advocacy. She is an expert in identifying, building and managing strong relationships with key stakeholders.
Prior to joining the Lampkin Group in 2012, Hapes worked as a public relations and marketing consultant to clients in fields ranging from education reform and politics to data security, franchising, and the gaming industry.
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