The Human Element

We are a company of influencers, achievers, thinkers and connectors. Together, we are solution geniuses. From the scientific brain to the artistic talent to the business manager, we have it all. We collaborate to create winning strategies for America's top association and corporate political organizations. And no one does it better.

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Trey Richardson

Managing Partner

Trey is a widely recognized leader in the political community as a practitioner, author and speaker on issue advocacy campaigns, fundraising and political action committees. He has influenced the direction of political finance activities throughout the U.S. for three decades. As managing partner of Sagac Public Affairs, he creates and implements finance, communications and market research solutions for America’s top political committees. Prior to founding Sagac, he led the political finance, grassroots and issue advocacy operations for the National Association of REALTORS, moving RPAC from a top-20 political committee to the largest contributor to candidates in the U.S.

Jeri Richardson

Partner & Chief Creative Officer

Jeri is an award-winning graphic designer and fine artist with 26 years of advertising and communications experience in the political market. Her image campaigns have secured 56 national Pollie Awards for political clients from Main Street to Wall Street. In addition to political action committees, she has provided designs and campaign advice for more than 100 presidential, gubernatorial and congressional campaigns.

Dan Ekstein

Partner & Chief Business Development Officer

Dan has two decades of corporate and government affairs experience in the private sector. He served as Vice President at JPMorgan Chase & Co. and director of JPMorgan Chase’s Political Action Committee. Through his corporate work, Dan designs and executes many national, civic and political engagement campaigns, expanding the public policy dialogue among corporations, policymakers and community leaders throughout the U.S.

Karma Robinson

Partner

Karma has raised more than $100 million for presidential, gubernatorial, congressional, legislative and issue campaigns since 2002. Her activities include board development, major donor groups, special events, direct mail, online marketing and PAC fundraising. Karma currently serves as a member of Sagac’s Board of Directors and acts as an advisor to the firm.

Jordan Edmund

Chief Operating Officer

Jordan has been with Sagac for more than a decade and previously led the Information Services division. He has extensive knowledge of company operations along with a wide range of political experience, including market research, micro-targeting, political finance, grassroots, database administration and technology deployment. He has worked in all levels of politics from the U.S. House of Representatives’ Office of the Clerk, to gubernatorial, senatorial and congressional campaigns.

Lauren Rahill

Marketing Director

Lauren oversees Sagac's Account Services division and brings nearly a decade of experience planning and executing public affairs campaigns for pro-business political committees. She delivers integrated communications and fundraising campaigns to Fortune 500 companies and national trade associations and manages the strategic planning and operational aspects of Sagac’s public affairs clientele. In 2016, she received the "NextGen Under 30 Award," which recognizes young professionals who demonstrate talent, drive and service to their communities. In addition to personal recognition, she has received more than 10 national public affairs awards on behalf of her clients in the last six years.

Chad Taylor

Head of Strategy & Planning

Chad is the Director of Information Services for Sagac Public Affairs. He has over 10 years of experience in primary research, strategic consulting and data analytics. During his career, Chad has helped enterprises across an array of industries to derive meaningful, actionable insight from market research and data. His experience in implementing numerous quantitative and qualitative market research studies, objectively interpreting data and formulating analysis allows Sagac to maintain its position on the forefront of science-driven communications and fundraising efforts.

Kristin Morgan

Account Management Lead

Kristin is a public relations expert who contributes professional writing and account management skills to national corporations and trade associations. Her experience in corporate external affairs and internal communications gives her a unique ability to assist Sagac’s clients in implementing successful political action committee and issue advocacy campaigns. With a background in journalism, she is able to contribute extensively to brand, theme and content development for the most challenging programs.

Katie Kinmonth

Traffic Coordinator

Katie possesses extensive experience and knowledge in customer service, marketing and promotions. She exhibits impressive strategic planning and problem-solving skills and delivers innovative solutions for her clients’ communications and marketing needs.

Lexi Hoebing

Graphic Design Lead

Lexi is a talented graphic designer and photographer with experience in creating brands and designs for print and digital applications. As a professional photographer, her skills enhance projects that require strong visual stories. Her proficiency in visual design is multi-faceted as she has experience working for corporations and creating large-scale public relations projects.

Tony Nguyen

Digital Designer

Tony has years of experience in visual design, coding, learning and development, technical writing and marketing. He operates with a mission of improving business processes and is strategic in setting creative standards. Working in different markets and business types helped master his approach on expanding ideas and building relationships. He is known for his forward-thinking, determination and professionalism.

Erin Donnelly

Copywriter

Erin loves telling and developing great stories for America’s top companies and associations. She specializes in entertaining, attention grabbing content that leads to action. From ideation to execution, she delivers creative and compelling copy that gives clients’ communications a powerful voice. By utilizing context and market research, she strategically tailors messages to each specific audience, optimizing the effectiveness of every communication.

Amy Milchesky

Business Operations Manager

Amy is an experienced marketing professional who directs outreach activities for Sagac and its clients. She is proficient in strategy formulation and outreach initiatives on behalf of national associations, corporations, political committees and candidates. Her accomplishments include dramatic revenue growth and engagement among constituents in corporate external affairs activities.

Lori Barber

Specialty Advertising Coordinator

Lori brings 10 years of marketing and advertising sales to Sagac. In her capacity, she manages and implements specialty advertising solutions for the firm’s clientele, including the identification, procurement and delivery of incentive and promotional items for employee and membership recognition activities.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Chania Kirby

Production Coordinator

Chania brings to Sagac years of experience in client relations and client development. She has crafted company-wide marketing and promotional materials from design to distribution. Her experience enhances Sagac’s production of award-winning collateral materials that expand brand awareness for clients and help them to successfully fundraise.

Hannah Keith

Research Analyst

Hannah has a passion for transforming data into actionable insights. As an analytical professional, she specializes in organizing and translating information to tell stories in a comprehensive, creative way. She excels at combining her critical thinking skills with her dedicated work ethic to find data-driven solutions and tailor them to clients’ unique needs.

 
 

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