Porzio Governmental Affairs, LLC (PGA) is pleased to announce that Jacy Lance has joined the firm as Public Affairs Manager. Prior to joining Porzio, Ms. Lance served as the Communications & Research Director for the New Jersey Gasoline, C-Store, Automotive Association (NJGCA). In this role, Ms. Lance handled all aspects of marketing and communications for the association including communication with members and drafting and preparing editorials and official statements for the press. Ms. Lance also assisted in government affairs and lobbying efforts including educating NJGCA members on NJ legislative proposals and other issues affecting their businesses.
"We are very pleased to have Jacy join PGA , " said Lynn Nowak, the firm's Executive Vice President. "Jacy's public relations and association management experience brings a new dimension to our already-strong team." She joins Lynn and Vice President Barbara DeMarco, Legislative Director and General Counsel Sal Anderton and, Legislative Analyst Ann Barzda at the Trenton-based public affairs firm.
Ms. Lance brings substantial experience to Porzio, having held previous roles as a campaign field representative for a congressional candidate and as the coordinator of legislative and advocacy services for The Arc of New Jersey. In these roles, Ms. Lance led and assisted with debate preparations, grassroots campaign activities, volunteer recruitment, community outreach, and multiple aspects of public policy and governmental affairs activities.
Ms. Lance earned a Master of Public Affairs and Politics from the Rutgers University Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and International Studies from Elon University.