Chief contact for Commerce and Consumer Protection related issues and inquiries. Compiled research and delivered executive level summaries of legislative issues and priorities. Worked directly with Senate counsel, lobbyists, and activists to draft legislation. Served as a mediator between committee members and opponents of their legislation to reach compromise and move bills through the process. Processed an average of 80 bills per legislative session that originated in the Commerce committee, in addition to management of the Senator’s personal legislation pertaining to commerce and consumer protection, Department of Commerce technical bills and the Office of the Attorney General’s consumer protection bills. Communications director for the Senator: composed correspondence, press releases, constituent outreach pieces as well as speeches and talking points for Town Hall meetings, committee hearings and Senate debates.Orchestrated committee work to include scheduling of hearings and tours, locating and educating testifiers on the committee process, arranging and confirming adequate security and media coverage as needed, delegated work flow to session only staff as appropriate and supplied committee members with supporting documentation, background information and follow up as appropriate and maintained committee records.