Talent

We bring decades of collective experience in communications, law, organizing, business, and government to the task.

We’ve counseled CEO’s, advocates, governors, mayors, and citizens through everyday public affairs, high-stakes decisions and complicated events.

While passion fuels our creativity, patience, professionalism and positive action are our method.

Adam Necrason

Adam Necrason

President
adam@necrasongroup.com
• Top Vermont Lobbyist
• Top Vermont Lobbying Firm
Source: 2014 Seven Days Lobbyist Poll

Adam is the architect of the firm’s consistent, strategic approach to government and public affairs advocacy. He is a constant, professional presence in the state capital. He specializes in message framing, media action, and connecting the firm’s clients to the action that matters.

Adam relishes a challenge and is always navigating for a win on the merits. He is a proven expert at leading coordinated, modern advocacy campaigns, securing public investments, politely protecting business interests, enacting and implementing groundbreaking laws, solving complicated crisis’, providing a steady hand to professions facing changing times, and challenging the status quo for the underdog.

Adam regularly works with the leaders of Fortune 100 companies, Vermont businesses, public interest groups, trade associations, quasi-governmental agencies, and community leaders.

EXPERIENCE
20 years

EDUCATION
BS, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
JD, Vermont Law School
MSEL, Master of Studies in Environmental Law, Vermont Law School

COMMUNITY SERVICE
Board member, Vermont Shakespeare Company
Board member, Pacem School

Rebecca Ramos

Rebecca Ramos

rebecca@necrasongroup.com
(802) 223-9988 ext. 1

Rebecca is known for her swift strategic thinking and ability to rapidly comprehend complex problems to find winning solutions. She is a proven expert at navigating Vermont’s complicated political landscape to bring success to her client’s issues. She is enthusiastic, undeterred, and known for her warm and engaging manner. Rebecca strives to not only win the issue but to also grow leaders. Anyone that works with Rebecca becomes better at advocacy and understanding Vermont’s democratic and legislative process.

Rebecca has worked with some of Vermont’s finest political leaders since stepping into the Vermont political landscape in 1998. She was legal counsel and political liaison for Governor Howard Dean and then worked with now Congressman Peter Welch when he was Pro Tem in the Vermont Senate. Prior to joining Necrason Group, Rebecca completed a two-year stint as Chief of Staff for Vermont Senate President Pro Tem John Campbell.

Rebecca also spent a number of years working with individuals, non-profits, and businesses on leadership development, strategic thinking, and mentoring.

EXPERIENCE
16 years

EDUCATION
BS, Auburn University
JD/Master of Studies in Environmental Law, Vermont Law School
MSEL, Master of Studies in Environmental Law, Vermont Law School
Government, Leadership, Organizing & Action: Leading Change, Harvard JFK School of Government

COMMUNITY SERVICE
Liberty Fellow, The Aspen Institute
Vermont Girls’ State Mentor
Vermont Parks Forever, Board member
Chittenden County United Way, Ambassador

Jessica Oski

Jessica Oski

oski@necrasongroup.com
802-734-1508

Jessica brings a calm and steady approach to problem solving. She is keen on details, research, and organization. She manages the team’s day to day operations at the Statehouse to ensure that our resources are where they need to be. Her policy expertise include works in healthcare, telecom, and financial services.

Jessica Oski joined the firm in 2012. She has over 25 years’ experience as an attorney, most of those also as a lobbyist in Vermont.

Jessica has represented a wide variety of clients in Montpelier, including: the City of Burlington; Planned Parenthood of Northern New England; Vermont Coalition for Disability Rights; and, the American Civil Liberties Union of Vermont. Prior to joining the firm, she served as of-counsel at a Burlington law firm. Jessica has also served as an Assistant Attorney General with the Vermont Department of Mental Health, Vice President for Public Policy and Government Relations at Planned Parenthood of Northern New England, and as an Assistant City Attorney for the City of Burlington.

EXPERIENCE
25 years

EDUCATION
BS, University of Vermont
JD, Vermont Law School

COMMUNITY SERVICE
Board member, CarShare Vermont
Board member, LZ Francis Foundation
Board Member, Vermont Legal Aid, Inc.
Kitchen volunteer, Zeno Mountain Farm

Past Board member:
Burlington Farmers’ Market
ECHO at the Leahy Center for Lake Champlain
Vermont Access to Reproductive Freedom
Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity
Madison-Deane Initiative
Burlington Public Works Commission
Vermont Women’s Health Center
Nature Conservancy of Vermont

Christina Reiter

Christina Reiter

Associate
christina@necrasongroup.com
802-223-9988

Christina graduated from Colorado College with Distinction in History. She has her JD from Lewis and Clark Law School where she served as an editor of the law review and as president of two student groups, the Women’s Law Caucus and the American Constitution Society. She was named an outstanding client advocate for her work at Lewis and Clark’s Tax Clinic. She is a member of the bar in both Vermont and Massachusetts. She has worked both in private practice and for organizations like American Rivers and the Peterson Institute for International Economics. She is also an international level equestrian in the sport of Eventing. When not working or with her family in Burlington, you will find her at the barn.

Ingrid Malmgren

Ingrid Malmgren

Ingrid Malmgren holds a B.A. in Geography from Penn State University and an M.A. in Geography from the University of Vermont. She has over ten years of experience in research and policy analysis in the fields of public health, affordable housing, and energy. Prior to joining Necrason Group, Ingrid worked at ICF Macro, Vermont Housing Finance Agency, Efficiency Vermont, and most recently served as the Policy Manager at Vermont Energy Investment Corporation.

Ingrid has served as an active volunteer for multiple organizations including the Fletcher Free Library, the Jericho Town Library, and the Vermont Institute of Natural Science. Most recently, Ingrid was elected as the 2019 Western New England Regional Supervisor of the United States Pony Club. When not working or volunteering, Ingrid enjoys spending time with her family hiking, skiing, mountain biking, and horseback riding.

Erik Sievert

Erik Sievert

Erik Sievert graduated from St. Lawrence University in 2014 with a degree in Government. He went on to earn his Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Vermont in May of 2018. As a graduate student, much of Erik’s research was focused on water quality, natural resource management, and resiliency planning in Vermont. While at UVM, he interned with the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation’s Clean Water Initiative Program. He also has experience in municipal policy with the city of Burlington, as well as in civic organizing. When not working, Erik spends his free time skiing, playing hockey, and performing music in the Burlington area.
Hans Manske

Hans Manske

Hans Manske graduated from Dartmouth College with a degree in Earth Science. He holds a Master’s in Environmental Geochemistry from Dartmouth as well. After college, he moved out West to begin a career in science education, which found him teaching field courses in Sequoia, Yosemite, Yellowstone, Redwood, and Rocky Mountain National Parks. After leaving paradise and coming back to New England for his Master’s, he moved to Burlington to help open Vermont Commons School where he designed the Environmental Science and Math curricula. After 13 years, he left VCS in 2011, after helping usher in a new leadership team as Interim Head of School. For the last six years, Hans has been the owner and face of SoYo Frozen Yogurt in Burlington’s South End. Outside of work, he loves skiing in the winter, paddle boarding in the summer, hiking all year, and watching his kids grow up.
Kimberly Johnson

Kimberly Johnson

Intern
In a recent survey of registered lobbyists, Necrason Group was named the Top Firm, and Adam Necrason Top Lobbyist.