Lucas Public Affairs Welcomes New Vice President, Senior Account Executive; Promotes Key Team Member

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Lucas Public Affairs (LPA), a leading California public affairs firm, has hired Jessyca Sheehan as vice president and Patrick K. Dorsey as senior account executive, and has promoted Daisy Castellón to senior account executive.


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“We are thrilled to welcome Jessyca and Patrick to our team and to announce Daisy’s promotion,” said Donna Lucas, the firm’s CEO and president. “They have a wide range of knowledge and experience that will be key to our ongoing ability to deliver strategic communications counsel and strong results to our growing roster of clients.”

Jessyca has extensive strategic communications and public affairs experience, with particular expertise in corporate communications, message development, stakeholder engagement and issues management. She was previously vice president of a Bay Area-based public affairs agency, where she oversaw strategic communications and engagement programs for high-profile initiatives in the energy and utilities sector. Earlier, she was a director at the Sacramento office of APCO Worldwide, where she led the firm’s North America Energy and Clean Tech practice.

Patrick brings to the firm significant experience and insights in public affairs, community engagement, partnership development and coalition building. Throughout his career, he has worked on many of the state’s most pressing issues, including higher education, health care and homelessness. He was previously an account executive at a global public relations firm that conducted statewide health care outreach campaigns for government clients.

Daisy has been with the firm since June 2017 and provides strategic communications, media relations and social media counsel to a number of LPA clients, particularly in the health care, civic engagement and renewable energy industries. She joined LPA as an account coordinator and was previously promoted to account executive before being named to her current position.


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