Primacy Strategy Group Washington D.C. Office Expansion Continues

The Primacy Strategy Group (PSG) continues its growth strategy to meet the needs of its expanding client base with the addition of four new team members in the PSG D.C. office. Joining the team are Penelope Farthing, Jordan Hagert, Greg Rubio and Mindy Reiser.

Meeting and exceeding the needs of clients has always been at the core of the PSG’s commitment to their clients. Whether it’s navigating the maze of government agencies, or securing funding for critical infrastructure, road or community projects, the PSG team works side by side with their clients through every step of the process. The new additions to the PSG D.C. team demonstrate the continued high level of services and expertise to current PSG clients, and the rapidly expanding new client base.

The PSG team provides a full suite of professional services to municipal governments, Fortune 500 companies, public and private trade associations, and influential non-profits. PSG services include government relations and regulatory affairs at the federal, state, and local levels, association management and coalition building, grassroots and grasstops mobilization, as well as procurement services. PSG also provides clients with expanded public affairs and communications services, including strategic communications planning, media relations, social and digital media strategies, crisis communications, and reputation management.

Penny S. Farthing – Federal Relations & Regulatory Affairs

Penny Farthing began her legal career with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and later at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). At the FTC she held the post of Congressional Liaison where she led the agency’s legislative efforts. Her federal experience also includes a stint at the U.S. Department of Agriculture representing them on Capitol Hill, handling food safety and quality issues. Penny spent several years in the insurance industry at the American Insurance Association and in the Washington Office of Allstate Insurance. She joined Patton Boggs where she became a partner and worked on many high-profile matters for a range of corporate and private clients including large and small public entities- cities, counties and coalitions. She was of counsel to Indianapolis based Bose McKinney & Evans and with its consulting arm, Bose Public Affairs Group.

Penny has enjoyed notable success in identifying federal opportunities for clients and creating effective strategies to secure the funds for important projects infrastructure projects in multiple states. She has helped clients solve complicated problems with regulatory and administrative agencies using expertise acquired over several different presidential administrations. She was named a “Woman of Genius” by Trinity College, one of the “Top 10 Working Women” by Glamour magazine and a “Woman to Watch” by Washingtonian magazine. She was selected for the European Union’s Visitors Program which included travel and study in 3 European Union member states.

Penny is an Indiana native and holds a BA in political science from Purdue University and a JD from Indiana University School of Law which elected her to the Academy of Law Alumni Fellows, the law school’s highest honor.

Penny and her late husband, former Virginia Attorney General Andrew Miller, are the parents of twins, Lucia and Winfield. Penny lives in Washington where she is active in many local civic and social service groups.

Jordan C. Hagert – Federal Relations & Regulatory Affairs

Jordan Hagert is a Federal Relations and Regulatory Affairs professional with Primacy Strategy Group. Jordan has an immense amount of experience in the political and public policy arena. For the last decade, he has worked in a variety of diverse political environments as a political strategist and policy advisor for elected officials at the municipal, state, and federal level. He began his career working as an organizer for then Congressman Keith Ellison where he was introduced to and trained in the art of organizing and advocacy. From there, Jordan went on to work on Minnesota’s Iron Range – first as the political director for U.S. Representative Rick Nolan’s successful 2016 reelection campaign and then as the campaign manager for a frontline congressional race in 2018. Moreover, Jordan was the national surrogate director and Iowa deputy state director for U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar’s presidential campaign where he designed and executed a political endorsement program that garnered more Iowa legislative endorsements for Senator Klobuchar than any other candidate in the race.

In addition to his campaign work, Jordan was a policy advisor for Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey where he focused on housing policy and public safety. He also worked as attorney advising the Biden campaign on Iowa election law and voter protection issues.

He received a B.A. in political science from St. John’s University, a J.D. from St. Thomas University, and was admitted to practice law in Minnesota in 2020.

Greg S. Rubio – Federal Relations & Regulatory Affairs

Greg Rubio is a Federal Relations and Regulatory Affairs professional with the Primacy Strategy Group. He brings a wealth of knowledge stemming from policy research, political campaigns, federal and state experience.

In addition to his work as a clerk in the Arizona State Senate, Greg spent time in the U.S. House of Representative’s Democratic Caucus led by Chairman Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY). In the Caucus he collaborated with his peers on various policy issues and assisted in orchestrating the weekly Democratic Caucus meeting for all House Democrats. After his experience under the Caucus, he worked under the Vice-Chair for the Education and Labor Committee Congressman Andy Levin of Michigan.

After his time in Congress, worked in the 2020 election working under Arizona Democrats as a Field Organizer to elect President Joe Biden and Senator Mark Kelly (AZ). He later became a Field Organizer in the New York City Mayor’s race for Maya Wiley working in the heart of the Bronx and educating communities of color about Ranked Choice Voting and NYC’s Primary Elections.

Greg attended Arizona State University receiving a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and received his Masters from George Washington University in Political Management emphasizing in Political Advocacy.

Mindy C. Reiser – Senior Grants Coordinator

Mindy C. Reiser is a senior social scientist with extensive experience at the state/national/international levels in research, communications, training and evaluation in education, health/human services, economic development, and peacebuilding/conflict resolution. Experienced in grant writing and grant review for the public and private sectors, she has assessed knowledge management within the U.S. Government and designed and implemented training programs in public opinion/market research. Mindy has extensive background working with government agencies, the corporate sector, academic institutions, national/international non-governmental organizations, and foundations.

She has worked for the United Nations, consulted for the Ford Foundation and the American Academy of Actuaries, managed programs for the Council for International Exchange of Scholars and monitored elections for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. Whether reviewing the grant portfolio of a Puerto Rico-based foundation or developing a manual for the American Psychological Association to advise researchers contemplating a research and teaching stay overseas, Mindy brings expertise in building connections across diverse worlds and identifying areas of shared interest.

Mindy holds a Ph.D. from the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University and an M.S. in Journalism and an M.I.A. in International Affairs from Columbia University. She has taught sociology at Regis College and Northeastern University and gave a seminar at the Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars.