Entries by Nicole Connolly

Campaign Communication Vet Sarah Dolan Schneider Joins S-3 Group

WASHINGTON, DC – S-3 Group announced today that Sarah Dolan Schneider will join the firm as a Vice President of Public Affairs.  Dolan Schneider, a veteran political operative and communicator, joins S-3 Group from America Rising where she spearheads the group’s successful efforts over the last two campaign cycles.  She will advise clients in all […]

Trump is a force to be reckoned with in the Republican party, says Howard Opinsky on CNBC

Our Managing Director, Howard Opinsky, shared his reactions to the 2020 Election with CNBC this morning. With a long career in politics and political communication, Howard has significant experience analyzing elections, even those as unprecedented as this one. In this interview, he discusses the impact of the Trump Presidency on the Republican Party, what the […]

The “What Ifs” of the 2020 Election

Our Managing Director, Howard Opinsky, sits down with WNYC Radio’s RadioLab and Rosa Brooks of the Transition Integrity Project. Together, they explore the “What Ifs” of the 2020 election outcome. Part war game, part choose your own adventure, this illuminating episode is a stress test on our laws, our institutions, and on the commitment to […]

S-3 Group Brings on Appropriations Committee Veteran Jennifer Holmes and Expands Operations Team

Washington, DC – S-3 Group today announced that Jennifer Holmes and Aeyesha Farooqui have joined the firm’s newly expanded operations team to help manage continued growth at the firm. Jennifer will lead the team as Vice President of Operations and will draw on her 30-year career on the House Appropriations Committee to counsel clients. Aeyesha will support the firm’s principals, manage and coordinate schedules, and engage with external clients and […]

S-3 Group Promotes Gillan to VP of Public Affairs

WASHINGTON, DC – S-3 Group today announced the promotion of Zach Gillan to Vice President of Public Affairs. In his new role, Zach will lead client engagements with significant content and coalition management needs. He will also work to enhance the firm’s policy insights and analysis while continuing to play a central role on a […]

K Street Awakens to the Possibilities of TikTok

Over the weekend, the Trump re-election campaign was hit with a sleeper TikTok campaign that bruised their Tulsa rally. S-3 Group’s Head of Digital, Hastie Afkhami, gives a breakdown of the rally hack and implications for brands. As the S-3 Group wrote in a memo to clients on Monday, it’s not easy to run a stealth social media […]

S-3 Group Adds Digital and Communication Pros

Washington, DC (April 20, 2020) — S-3 Group today announced it has fortified its integrated government relations and public affairs consultancy with the addition of Jarad Geldner and Nicole Connolly. Geldner will provide communications, reputation, and public affairs counsel to clients and lead integrated campaigns and media relations for businesses, coalitions, and trade groups. Connolly will provide […]

Sanders’s Rise to K Street

The Vermont senator is in some ways a mystery to K Street. Sanders does not engage with lobbyists much and has few former top staffers on K Street. One, former chief of staff Michaeleen Crowell, is a principal at S-3 Group, a bipartisan public affairs and lobbying firm. Read the full article in The Hill.