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ABOUT PIC

Policy Impact Communications, Inc., was founded in 1997 to provide clients with services and resources focusing on the nexus between government affairs and public relations. In 2003, William Nixon acquired Policy Impact and built it into a premier, full-service, Washington, D.C.-based government affairs and public relations firm with a global client base representing small businesses to Fortune 500 companies, and individuals to industry associations.

William Nixon
Chairman and CEO

For more than two decades, Bill Nixon has served at the highest levels of the executive and legislative branches of the U.S. government, operating at the critical intersection between policy, communications, and campaign management.

Ambassador Richard Carlson
Director

A key member of the Policy Impact Communications team, Ambassador Richard Carlson brings a long career of experience in the media, government service, and diplomacy.

William D. Hansen
William D. Hansen
Director

Bill Hansen has led a distinguished career in Washington, including 12 years in the U.S. Department of Education, where he served as Deputy Secretary, overseeing more than five thousand employees and a budget of $100 billion.

The Hon. William L. Nixon
The Hon. William L. Nixon
Director

William L. Nixon is an immigration judge in the Executive Office of Immigration Review for the U.S. Department of Justice.

Benjamin D. May
Benjamin D. May
Director, COO, and General Counsel

Benjamin D. May is the COO and General Counsel for Policy Impact. May oversees all administrative and legal concerns for Policy Impact, including advising on lobby.

Timothy R. Larsen Maj. Gen. (Ret.)
Executive Vice President

Timothy R. Larsen is Executive Vice President at Policy Impact. As a career officer in the U.S. Marine Corps, he attained the rank of Major General.

Sandra Mak
Sandra Mak
Executive Director, Asia

Sandra Mak is a leading professional in public affairs & crisis management, corporate communications & branding in Hong Kong. A seasoned professional held in high regard in the field, she possesses 30 years of experience serving in both the public and private sectors.

Dr. Lutz Meyer
Executive Director, Europe

Dr. Lutz Meyer is one of the most experienced experts in communication in the political arena. For Chancellor Angela Merkel, he coordinated and created all advertising and PR activities in the Federal Election Campaign.

Shadi Zahid
Shadi Zahid
Executive Director, Middle East

Shadi Zahid started his career in journalism before even graduating high school. He has been a journalist and writer for multiple leading publications in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Jeff Schrade
Jeff Schrade
Director of Government Affairs

Jeff Schrade serves as Policy Impact’s Director of Government Affairs. He has over 25 years of experience in the political arena.

Craig Steinburg
Craig Steinburg
Director of Public Relations

Craig Steinburg has more than three decades of editorial and communications experience. Before joining Policy Impact Communications, Craig was Director of Publications and Communications for Macro International

Sasha Clark
Sasha Clark
Director of Social Media

Sasha’s interest with politics began when she was 18 years old. Since that time, she has worked closely with members of Congress and local government officials shaping messages.

Ahmad Batebi
Ahmad Batebi
Director of Digital Communications

Ahmad Batebi is Policy Impact’s Director of Digital Communications, as well as an Iranian-American journalist, filmmaker, photographer and human rights activist currently director of tech.

Alex Braha
Alex Braha
Director for Research and Policy Development

Alex Braha is the Director for Research and Policy Development for Policy Impact, and focuses on executing government relations strategies, research and analysis, and client development.

B. Joseph Wadsworth
B. Joseph Wadsworth
Executive Director, Asia

B. Joseph Wadsworth is a respected and accomplished business executive and international attorney. Son of an influential U.S. diplomat.

The Hon. Ernest J. Istook, Jr.
The Hon. Ernest J. Istook, Jr.
Senior Adviser

The immense breadth of Istook’s policy experience and insights comes from 25 years in local, state, and federal elected office, including 14 years as U.S.

William V. Cowan
William V. Cowan
Senior Adviser

Bill Cowan is a highly decorated, retired U.S. Marine Corps officer and has been a commentator on terrorism and national security for Fox News Channel since 2002.

Penny Lee
Penny Lee
Senior Adviser

Penny Lee is a seasoned political and communications strategist with over 20 years of experience. She has worked extensively with the executive branch.

Joseph Nixon
Joseph Nixon

Joseph Nixon, is an Account Executive for Policy Impact Communications. Joseph spent many years interning, before he became a full time employee.

Join the people behind our success

Policy Impact continually looks for highly motivated, ambitious, intelligent individuals with strong communications skills and the ability to adapt to an ever-changing corporate environment, as we strive to meet the needs of a diverse clientele. With our headquarters located in the heart of Washington, D.C. and our client base spanning the globe, this time of explosive growth for Policy Impact offers an exciting opportunity for seasoned professionals and young executives alike.

Please e-mail us at info@policyimpact.com for additional information and to submit resumes.