Bose Public Affairs Group LLC has promoted Craig Piercy to principal. Since joining BPAG in 2006, Piercy has served as senior vice president and oversees operations of the firm’s Washington, D.C. office.
The BPAG team in Washington D.C. provides a wide array of services to its clients, including developing and executing strategic federal advocacy plans; gathering real-time intelligence on legislative and regulatory issues; creating advocacy tools, including legislation, testimony, visuals, and press releases; coordinating events; and providing guidance through the parliamentary, budgetary and regulatory processes.
“Craig has done an outstanding job of establishing BPAG’s presence in Washington D.C.,” Dan Seitz, managing principal, said. “Because of Craig’s hard work and dedication, our firm is well positioned for future growth and is highly regarded among political powerhouses at the federal level. ”
Piercy has nearly 20 years of experience as a congressional chief of staff, House Appropriations Committee staff member and government relations professional.
Prior to joining BPAG, Piercy served as assistant vice president of federal affairs at Wayne State University, home to the largest single campus medical school in the U.S. In this role, he served as primary liaison to the Michigan congressional delegation, key executive branch policymakers and members of the D.C.-based higher education and medical communities.
During his service with WSU, Piercy developed research, education and public service initiatives, which resulted in nearly $15 million in new federal funding for the university. He also coordinated a successful political effort to designate WSU as the permanent home of an intramural branch of the U.S. National Institutes of Health, resulting in an additional $200 million of federal investment to the Detroit, MI region over 10 years. Finally, he led a task force to obtain a Tax Increment Financing (TIF) district, which resulted in over $10 million in funding for a WSU-sponsored, life sciences research and technology park.
On Capitol Hill, Piercy served as chief of staff to Congressman Joe Knollenberg, where he coordinated the day-to-day operations of the D.C. and district congressional offices, managed a staff of 16 and an annual budget of approximately $1 million, and acted as the principal staff liaison to key committees in the House of Representatives.
Piercy also worked with the House leadership to implement the Congressman’s legislative agenda, including a broad effort to accelerate cleanup of the U.S. Department of Energy’s nuclear sites and efforts to amend the Clean Water Act and the 1937 Housing Act.
Prior to his service in the U.S. House, Piercy worked as a research analyst for the National Republican Senatorial Committee during the 1990 and 1992 election cycles.
“Craig’s experience on Capitol Hill is invaluable to many clients of Bose Public Affairs Group,” Seitz said. “He has single handedly helped our clients remain competitive in a tight market though his federal relations efforts. His promotion is well-deserved.”