Paul Thomas develops and executes multifaceted government relations efforts for the firm’s clients that engage community stakeholders by building upon skills and relationships he developed over many years as a senior aide to several high-ranking elected officials. He now advises non-profit organizations, educational and cultural institutions and Fortune 500 companies on a variety of budgetary, legislative, and procurement efforts.

Before joining the Parkside Group, Paul served as Assistant Director of Intergovernmental and Community Affairs under then-Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, as Chief of Staff to Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, and as a senior aide to State Senator Kevin Parker.

Prior to his work in the Legislature and Attorney General’s office, Paul served at the New York City Council, where he played a key role in the municipal budget process, helped lead staff efforts to create the city’s Anti-Gang Violence Youth Initiative, and worked to expand the city’s Family Justice Center to help victims of domestic violence.

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