The law firm of Stafford Rosenbaum is pleased to announce that Milwaukee County Board Chairwoman Marina Dimitrijevic has selected Liz Stephens to oversee the Board’s state and local legislative advocacy efforts. Ms. Stephens will do so as a member of Stafford’s Government Relations practice where she will be responsible for advancing the Board’s legislative and community development initiatives before the state legislature and other local government entities.

Ms. Stephens joins Stafford Rosenbaum after serving as membership, external affairs and program development manager for the Wisconsin Counties Association. Additionally, Ms. Stephens represented the interests of Wisconsin Counties at the State Capitol on behalf of the Association. Ms. Stephens' public sector experience includes past service to legislative leadership and several members of the Legislature's Joint Finance Committee, past and present, including a former Co-Chair. Her private sector experience includes time as the Program Manager for a nationwide issuer of private activity bonds, helping to secure critical financing and create hundreds of jobs in Wisconsin and nationally.

“Liz’s experience in state and local government operations makes her uniquely qualified to contribute to Stafford Rosenbaum’s Government Affairs practice,” said Christopher Hughes, Stafford Rosenbaum’s managing partner. Mr. Hughes can be reached at 608.259.2616 for comment.

“With so many existing and emerging economic and community development priorities facing the County, I fully expect that Liz will help develop and advance sound public policy initiatives that will prove palatable to state and local policymakers regardless of any partisan affiliations,” said Dimitrijevic.

“I am excited to join Stafford’s Government Relations team and by Chairwoman Dimitrijevic’s charge for me to continue the work of strengthening the Board’s partnership with residents and the business community,” said Stephens. Ms. Stephens will formally join Stafford Rosenbaum as a Government Relations Advisor on December 22, 2014.

Stafford Rosenbaum’s Government Relations clients represent a wide range of municipalities and businesses and have policy interests in: land use, development rights, water rights, regulatory matters, environmental issues, as well as many others.Other members of the firm’s Government Relations group include attorneys Paul Kent and Marney Hoefer.

With offices in Madison and Milwaukee, Stafford Rosenbaum LLP offers a full array of legal services to businesses, governments, and individuals. As we celebrate our 135th anniversary, effective communication continues to be at the heart of our practice. Find out moreat and on LinkedIn.

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