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Our Team

Allison Lee, Chief Executive Officer

Allison Lee’s expertise is rooted in her 25 years of government service at the local, state and federal levels. Her external government affairs expertise is based on years of navigating several Executive Administrations of different political affiliations, changes in key legislative Leaderships as well as significant positions in journalism, major market book publishing and non-profit and trade association administration. Allison’s understanding of government functions at all levels, coupled with years of direct experience in the media, uniquely positions her to advance the complex legislative, public policy and public relations needs of her clients. She is known for her tireless advocacy, commitment to detail and professional credibility.

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Andrew Marocco, Senior Vice President

Andrew has in-depth experience working both inside and outside State Government. His experience as Legislative Director at New York’s largest lobbying firm and previously as Regional Coordinator for the New York State Assembly Majority, where his career began in 2006, has exposed Andrew to issues spanning both the legislative and political spectrum. Additionally, Andrew has worked as a campaign advisor on several successful State Assembly races throughout New York.

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Paul Zuber, Vice President

Paul brings the knowledge and unique insight of more than a decade’s worth of experience working both in key positions within the New York State Legislature and as a pivotal and successful advocate for such high profile clients as FASNY, the New York Yankees, Empire Resorts, Southern Wine & Spirits and the New York State Laborers.

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Michael O’Leary, Vice President

Mike offers a seasoned hand at navigating the legislative process and employs his solid advocacy skills to our clients’ advantage. Having worked in New York State government since 2007, Mike served as Deputy Counsel to the NYS Senate Democratic Conference, where he was responsible for briefing the Conference on a daily basis on all major public policy initiatives, as well as parliamentary procedure and strategy. This position allowed him to develop an expertise in a myriad of diverse issues and build close relationships on the Senate floor. Mike also served as Senate Parliamentarian and Team Leader for Public Protection for the Senate Democratic Conference when they held the Majority from 2008 – 2010.

Mike holds a B.A. from Hamilton College, and a J.D. from Albany Law School..

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Daniel Cain, Director of Legislative Affairs

In his capacity as Director of Legislative Affairs, Daniel Cain brings a veteran hand in helping clients navigate the complex NYS Legislative, Executive and regulatory bodies while tracking and researching the issues that affect our broad range of client interests.

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Michelle Tuchman, Director of Client Services

Michelle works with all ASA clients in various capacities, finding solutions to their immediate needs to help develop and ensure success.

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Robert Sullivan, Director of Operations

Bob comes to ASA after many years of service to a long time client, CTANY (Cable Telecommunications Association of New York) where he managed the day to day operations of the Association, devising strategic initiatives, budget planning, media buys, dues formulation, hearing testimony and lobbying members of the NYS Legislature and Executive Branch. Prior to CTANY Bob spent 10 years in the New York State Assembly where he assisted with campaign strategy, research and demographic analysis for members of the Assembly majority.

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