Lucas Public Affairs Welcomes New Senior Strategy Consultant

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Lucas Public Affairs (LPA), a leading California public affairs firm, has added Nancy Heffernan as senior strategy consultant.

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In her new role, Nancy will provide strategic communications counsel to an array of LPA clients and manage key account activities to help clients achieve their goals.

“Nancy brings two decades of wide-ranging experience in leadership roles with a major international PR firm, coupled with a journalism background that taught her to ‘think like a reporter,’ said Donna Lucas, LPA president and CEO. “Her breadth of knowledge and exceptional writing ability are perfect skills for her new role at LPA. We are excited about the contributions I know Nancy will make to help our clients achieve success.”

Before joining LPA, Nancy served as co-managing director and senior counselor to the Sacramento office of APCO Worldwide. Earlier, she was a partner and director of public relations for a Sacramento-based political consulting and public affairs firm and also worked as a junior associate with a San Francisco-based firm. During her years as a journalist, Nancy was a senior editor of the California Journal, covering California government and politics, and was a news intern and reporter in the Capitol bureaus of the Los Angeles Times, Riverside Press-Enterprise and Gannet News Service/USA Today.


Lucas Public Affairs is a leading California public affairs firm that specializes in developing strategic communications to meet clients’ business and policy objectives and in 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 health care, education, civic engagement, energy, transportation, insurance, biotechnology, tourism, business and finance, among other areas. At LPA, we are problem solvers unequivocally committed to our clients’ success. Learn more at