WASHINGTON, D.C.—Former vice presidential candidate Geraldine Ferraro—more recently managing director at Global Consulting Group—has joined Blank Rome Government Relations as a principal. Ferraro will be based in the firm’s New York office but will also spend time regularly in the firm’s Washington, D.C., office.
Immediately prior to joining Blank Rome, Ferraro served as a managing director at Global Consulting Group, an international investor relations, corporate communications and public affairs consultancy that is part of Lord Peter Chadlington’s Huntsworth Group, where she provided advisory services to publicly listed and private companies, non-profit organizations, state governments and political leaders.
GCG says she will continue to serve as a senior advisor to the firm, providing strategic guidance to Global Consulting’s executive leadership.
According to Carl Buchholz, managing partner and chief executive, “We are committed to providing clients with a bipartisan team tailored to serve their unique needs. Gerry’s distinguished career in politics and public affairs, as well as her international experience, will be a tremendous asset to our clients and to the strategic growth of our government relations company.”
Peter Peyser, who joined Blank Rome last year as practice group leader of the Washington, D.C.-based government relations team previously served on Ferraro’s staff.
Ferraro served six years in Congress from New York City’s 9th District, during which she served as a women’s and human rights advocate, working for passage of the Equal Rights Amendment, sponsoring the Women’s Economic Equity Act ending pension discrimination against women and seeking greater job training and opportunities for displaced homemakers. She received the nomination of the Democratic Party to run for Vice President of the United States in 1984.
GCG chief executive Richard Wolff says that under Ferraro’s leadership, the firm’s public affairs practice grew to include offices in Los Angeles, Sacramento, London, Edinburgh, Brussels, and Madrid. “Since Global Consulting’s founding, our clients have benefited enormously from Gerry Ferraro’s experience and expertise. We are very fortunate to continue to have the founder of our public affairs practice remain with the firm as our senior advisor.”