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

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.

Karen Blakelock

Karen Blakelock

Karen recently earned her Master's of Environmental Law and Policy from Vermont Law School. While a graduate student, Karen interned with Necrason Group for the 2020 legislative session. After graduating she worked as an Energy Efficiency Consultant with Capstone Community Action, a non-profit dedicated to helping low income households save money while reducing greenhouse gas emissions from the residential sector. Presently, Karen works with a member of the Vermont Climate Council as a Climate Policy Analyst and recently rejoined Necrason Group as a Session Associate for the 2021 legislative session.
Joe Magee

Joe Magee

Joe holds a BSBA from the University of Vermont Grossman School of Business. He has spent the past five years advising local, state, and national political campaigns in the areas of messaging and logistics. Since March, Joe has supported local and national organizations in the planning and implementation of COVID-safe event protocols. Joe joined Necrason Group in the fall as an Associate focused on tracking state capital action and issue campaign work. Right now, he’s doing it all remotely from his home base in Burlington, VT.

When not at his computer, Joe enjoys time spent on the Lake Champlain Waterfront and in the Mad River Valley, where he grew up.

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