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Rasky Partners Announces Jeffrey Sánchez, Former Chair of House Ways & Means Committee Joining Firm
BOSTON (October 25, 2019) – Rasky Partners, a leading independent communications and public affairs firm, announced today that former Massachusetts House Ways and Means Committee Chairman, Jeffrey Sánchez, will join the firm as a Senior Advisor.
Sánchez, who served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 2003 to 2019 and most recently as the Chair of the Ways & Means Committee from 2017 to 2019, joins former Senate President Therese Murray and others as one of the firm’s Senior Advisors. Sánchez will work primarily with the firm’s public affairs group consulting with both Boston and Washington, D.C. clients on healthcare, various regulated industries, and other public policy issues. He will also support the firm’s business development and growth in these sectors.
“Jeffrey Sánchez is one of the most respected voices in public policy locally and nationally, and we are honored that he is joining our firm,” said Rasky Partners CEO, Larry Rasky. “His expertise in healthcare and state finance will be an invaluable asset to our existing practice and significantly enhances our current service offerings. We are thrilled to add him to our roster of seasoned experts and strategists.”
In his role as Chair of the House Committee on Ways and Means, Sánchez authored the House of Representatives annual $40 billion budget proposal, worked to pass an increase in the minimum wage and to establish the paid family and medical leave programs for residents across the Commonwealth.
Prior to serving as Chair of the House Ways & Means Committee, Sánchez served as the Chair of the Joint Committee on Health Care Financing and the Chair of the Joint Committee on Public Health as well as the Vice-Chair of the Joint Committee on Economic Development. In these roles, Sánchez authored and worked to pass landmark legislation which affirmed health care as a right in Massachusetts, passed legislation and crafted laws to support the Life Sciences industry, including an innovative Public/Private Infrastructure initiative called “I-Cubed.” He wrote the defining legislation regarding the Pharmaceutical Compounding industry, and worked to enact significant energy and environment legislation by increasing the amount of renewable energy in Massachusetts while eliminating counter-productive fees that have stalled solar power. His work on closing the racial health disparities gap, establishing a statewide health care cost benchmark and work to improve school nutrition programs has been lauded locally and nationally.
Currently, Sánchez is an instructor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
About Rasky Partners:
Rasky Partners is a nationally recognized communications and public affairs firm with more than 30 years of experience providing exceptional client service to organizations that operate at the intersection of business, politics and media. With offices in Washington, D.C. and Boston, the firm offers a comprehensive range of services, including public affairs, government relations, public relations, corporate and marketing communications, reputation management, crisis and issues management, international representation, digital public affairs, ballot campaign management, media and presentation training and public sector business development. The firm represents a broad range of businesses, nonprofit organizations and trade associations. For more information, please visit www.rasky.com.