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Banner Public Affairs Announces Formation of Bipartisan Infrastructure Division

Washington, D.C. (Feb. 15, 2022) In response to the federal government’s recently passed $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, Banner Public Affairs today announced the formation of the Banner Infrastructure Division, a bipartisan group comprising six of the firm’s subject matter experts. Clients looking to navigate the bill and obtain agency infrastructure funds will now have access to this team, spanning the firm’s lobbying, public relations, digital and design segments.  

“The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act represents a significant opportunity for our nation to come together and build up our foundations, from roads, bridges, public transportation, energy transmission more, in an effort to remain competitive with other nations,” said Sen. Jim Talent, partner at Banner. “We are proud to have assembled a bipartisan team that can help companies, cities and states access much-needed funds and shore up our next generation of infrastructure.”

The following Banner employees will be included on the firm’s division:

Brett Thompson, Partner
As a previous legislative director in the U.S. Senate, Thompson oversaw the passage of over 30 bipartisan pieces of legislation into law, including Highway Infrastructure Bonds.

Matt Bormet, Senior Vice President of Government Relations
Prior to working at Banner, Bormet was Rep. Larsen’s lead staffer on aviation issues and additionally covered energy, finance, and other transportation policy, among many other things. He additionally handled a variety of issues for Sen. Ron Wyden, including transportation and energy.  

Luke Strimer, Vice President of Government Relations
Strimer has a broad understanding of transportation and aviation issues gained from his experience on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. This included in-depth work on multiple major reauthorization bills featuring various modes of transportation including aviation, surface transportation, and water resources legislation.

Madeline Kauffman, Director of Public Relations
Kauffman has years of public relations experience working on strategic messaging and placements for Banner’s infrastructure clients, including renewable energy, battery recycling, and traditional public infrastructure.

Talia Cadet, Director of Digital
With years of social media and digital experience and knowledge, Cadet has worked with a wide range of infrastructure-related clients. Her expertise includes creative digital content development, social media copywriting, event social media marketing, online thought leadership and social media listening and monitoring.

Alex Fusté, Art Director
Fusté has an extensive history in design solutions, brand building, email advocacy/fundraising, and social-digital campaigns. His work has been the highlight of countless national public affairs initiatives, successful ballot initiatives and winning political campaigns.

Banner already works with a wide range of infrastructure clients, ranging from lithium-ion battery recyclers to clean energy coalitions. Companies interested in receiving expert guidance from Banner’s Infrastructure Division can visit here to learn more about offered services and can reach out to the firm here to start a discussion.