MultiState Associates Expands Strategic Government Relations Team

By Liz Malm | Jan 9, 2019 11:24:45 AM
Topics: Team

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - MultiState Associates announced today that Joe Rinzel has joined the company in an expansion of MultiState’s Strategic Government Relations team. Rinzel will be based at the Alexandria, Va., headquarters of the state and local government relations company and serve as senior vice president, working with a broad array of the company’s 250 plus clients.

“We are delighted to have Joe join us at MultiState,” said Joe Crosby, the company’s chief executive officer. “His skills and experience are a perfect complement to our existing team and he will be able to deliver value immediately to our expanding client base.”

Strategic Government Relations Practice Continues Strong Growth

MultiState clients know policy activity is becoming more complex and inter-jurisdictional, and MultiState’s Strategic Government Relations team is being tapped to help navigate these tricky local-state-federal waters. Policy areas such as interstate commerce, tax, budgets and revenue, privacy and security, communications, consumer protection, and advanced transportation are all examples of issues that are becoming borderless.

“In the last few years, we’ve recruited a talented team of legislative, political, and policy experts to meet these growing and unique client challenges. Our Strategic Government Relations team bridges across the various MultiState services, and our team develops customized and creative plans and tools based on client needs. Joe is an exemplary addition to this expanding part of the company,” said Maureen Riehl, principal & counsel, and leader of the company’s Strategic Government Relations practice.

Rinzel joins MultiState with nearly two decades of experience in government affairs, trade association management, and issue management campaigns. Rinzel is a state government relations expert and has a deep network of contacts across the country.Prior to joining MultiState, Rinzel was Senior Vice President of Government Affairs for the Retail Industry Leaders Association, which represents America’s largest and fastest growing retailers. Rinzel led the association’s lobbying efforts on priority issues at the federal, state and local levels in addition to managing multi-million dollar issue campaigns in all 50 states on behalf of the industry. Prior to that, Rinzel was Senior Director of Public Affairs and lead spokesperson for the American Legislative Exchange Council, an organization of state legislators. Rinzel most recently was a partner at Align Public Strategies; he will continue to work closely with his former colleagues on mutual clients of both firms.Rinzel is a graduate of Villanova University and lives in Washington D.C. with his wife and two children.

About MultiState

MultiState exists to make the extraordinary expected, so that our clients can act with confidence to achieve their goals.

MultiState does this by combining our unparalleled state and local government relations expertise offered by our principals and extensive lobbying network. With the insights and information developed by our staff of deep policy and process experts, MultiState delivers solutions using innovative technology designed specifically for government relations professionals.

Since 1984, MultiState has provided the full spectrum of government relations services to help guide our clients to effectively participate in the democratic process at the federal, state and local levels. We uncover legislation and regulations of interest at all levels of government. We identify the right advocates seamlessly and at an attractive fee. We build and manage coalitions to amplify an organization’s voice. We provide confidential bench-marking and strategy, helping our clients optimize the government affairs function. Most importantly, we ensure our clients and their employees comply with federal, state, and local ethics and lobbying laws when carrying out their work.


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