Lucas Public Affairs Expands Team and Grows Talent

SACRAMENTO — Lucas Public Affairs (LPA), a leading California public affairs firm, announced today it is adding staff and promoting internal talent to further build expertise and capacity as the firm continues to grow its work with clients on today’s leading public policy issues.

“I am excited to welcome Jordan Stout, Daisy Castellón and Natalie Haskell to our team and announce the promotions of Miroslava de la O and Brooke Sperbeck,” said Donna Lucas, CEO and President of LPA. “They bring extensive professional experience and diverse backgrounds that will be an asset to LPA as we continue to provide strategic communications and political public affairs counsel to those we work with on a wide range of policy issues. I’m thrilled to be investing in young professionals and growing our talented team to strengthen our firm for the future.”

Miroslava de la O Promoted to Director of Operations

De la O has been promoted to Director of Operations, recognizing her important work managing day-to-day operations and overseeing human resources. Prior to joining LPA as an office manager and executive assistant in 2014, de la O worked in human resources and accounting at S.T. Johnson Company, a combustion equipment manufacturer. She holds a BS in Crop Science and Management from the University of California, Davis.

Brooke Sperbeck Promoted to Senior Account Executive

Recognizing her consistently superb work, Sperbeck has been promoted to Senior Account Executive, where she will continue to provide leadership and account management for clients across a number of industries, including travel and tourism, renewable energy and healthcare. Sperbeck first joined LPA as an intern, was hired as an account coordinator and promoted to account executive before being named senior account executive. She graduated from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo with a BS in Journalism and a minor in Political Science.

Jordan Stout Hired as Account Coordinator

Stout started with LPA in January 2017 as an apprentice and quickly proved his value to the firm. He recently began his role as Account Coordinator, providing strategic and administrative support to the firm’s clients. Before joining LPA, Stout assisted with writing, research, media, and special projects for the Executive Division of Public Affairs and Outreach for the California Department of Social Services. Stout holds a BA in Communications from California State University, Sacramento.

Daisy Castellón Hired as Account Coordinator

Castellón joined the LPA team as Account Coordinator in July, coming from Imprenta Communications Group. Castellón will be supporting clients through event planning, social media, media relations and strategic messaging. She is bilingual and will play a key role in LPA’s work with ethnic media. Castellón graduated from California State University, Sacramento with a BA in Government Journalism.

Natalie Haskell Hired as Administrative Assistant

Haskell joined LPA in June as Administrative Assistant, to manage scheduling and support office operations. She previously interned with LPA and worked in the Dean’s Office at Gonzaga University, School of Law. Additionally, Haskell interned with the American Red Cross and Washington State Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers. She graduated from Gonzaga University with a BA in Communication Studies and minors in Political Science and Public Relations.

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Lucas Public Affairs is a leading Sacramento-based public affairs firm that specializes in developing strategic communications to meet clients’ business and policy objectives and managing high-level reputation, issues management and crisis communications campaigns. LPA works with the state’s leading foundations, nonprofit organizations, associations, businesses and government entities to help them navigate some of the most complex and controversial issues facing California today in areas that include health care, education, civic engagement, energy, transportation, insurance, biotechnology, tourism, business and finance. At LPA, we are problem solvers who are unequivocally committed to our clients’ success. Learn more at www.lucaspublicaffairs.com.
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