Currently a Partner with The Livingston Group, LLC (TLG), Lauri Fitz-Pegado is a respected member of a prominent government relations firm in Washington, DC. A communications and consulting expert with three decades of experience working in both the private and public sectors, Lauri Fitz-Pegado holds several important positions within TLG. As Lead Partner for the Education and Nonprofits Practice, Ms. Fitz-Pegado plays a pivotal role in acquiring federal funding for programs that involve expansion, technology enhancements, and research. The Education and Nonprofits team also provides consulting services intended to heighten clients’ understanding of the impact of specific policy decisions and how to accomplish stated goals. The team’s clients represent a variety of segments in the spheres of education and non-profit work, including both private and public universities and associations. She serves on several non-profit boards of an international non-profit in 25 countries, and several organizations that mentor and advise students, women, and international affairs professionals. Lauri Fitz-Pegado is also the Lead Partner and Director of the International Practice at TLG. Organized to provide assistance to sovereign nations and private-sector clients who would like to see their interests represented in United States foreign policy decisions, the International team includes lawyers, lobbyists, former members of Congress, and many consultants with decades of distinguished experience. Lauri Fitz-Pegado’s team has experienced great success over the years, helping to influence many important decisions, such as the U.S.-Morocco Free Trade Agreement of 2004, normalization of diplomatic relations, and the award of economic and development assistance for many countries. As a member of the Energy and Natural Resources team, she helped clients with market entry strategies in the areas of alternative energy and mining. Prior to working with TLG, Lauri Fitz-Pegado was appointed by President Bill Clinton to serve in the Department of Commerce as the Assistant Secretary and Director General of the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service. Ms. Fitz-Pegado was also a member of Barack Obama’s foreign policy team during his 2004 campaign for president.
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