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

Amy Rubin

Amy brings precision, insight, and compassion to reporting, research, and analysis. She joined the firm in 2020 after a 19-year writing career covering the Vermont energy landscape. Her experience spans energy policy and regulation, power infrastructure, energy-use optimization in buildings and transportation, and the nexus of energy efficiency, poverty, and health. Amy is known for never losing sight of the people behind the issues. Amy received a Bachelor of Science from Syracuse University.

Milly Archer

Milly Archer enjoys digging into the nuances and details of legislation and public policy. A clear and detail-oriented writer, she has a wide range of professional experience in both the public and private sectors. With more than two decades of professional experience in Vermont, she has been the environmental compliance manager for the University of Vermont, and the Water Resources Coordinator with the Vermont League of Cities and Towns where she helped municipalities with water-related land use policy including flood prevention initiatives. She holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Kentucky and a Masters of Environmental Law from the Vermont Law School. Her son is finishing up his last semester at The George Washington University in Washington DC, and she lives in Montpelier with her husband, dog and cat.

Rebecca Baruzzi

Rebecca landed in Vermont eight years ago as collateral damage to her husband’s military transfer. But, thankfully, this is where she and her family belonged all along. Quickly integrating into the community, she began to work for the local chamber of commerce on the Economic Vitality community engagement series, later spearheaded an effort to purchase a soccer field with four-town support and funding, and then helped launch Free Wheelin’, a multi-organization effort to provide local transportation for people who would otherwise be homebound.

Prior to falling in love with Vermont’s Mad River Valley, Rebecca worked in the military, Peace Corps, law enforcement, and owned a small business. Rebecca Lives in Fayston with her favorite people, Eric and Pete, and uses her bike to escape as necessary.

Teo Zagar

Born in Slovenia and raised in Vermont, Teo served in the House of Representatives between 2011 and 2016, where he led and supported a number of significant tri-partisan initiatives. Making his career primarily in media since 2001, he has produced award-winning films that have screened at film festivals in the US and UK and on major streaming platforms. He is currently chair of the town of Barnard’s Development Review Board and president of the Barnard Community Trust, established in 2011 to preserve the historic Barnard General Store. He previously served as a town constable and managed a special education classroom at the Woodstock Union High School for a number of years. He lives on Villa Villekulla Farm in the Delectable Mountains with his wife Lauren and her menagerie of dairy goats.

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