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Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Spokesman and Senior Advisor to Senate DFL Majority Leader Tom Bakk to join Lockridge Grindal Nauen’s State Government Relations Team

Lockridge Grindal Nauen (LGN) is excited to announce Amos Briggs will be joining our State Government Relations team. Mr. Briggs has served in a variety of key roles at the Minnesota State Senate over the past six years and brings an advanced knowledge of the state’s political landscape, an extensive network of influential leaders at the Capitol, and a deep background in both policy analysis and public relations. His knowledge of the legislative process will be a tremendous asset to firm clients. Mr. Briggs will be joining the LGN team on November 10 as a senior lobbyist and will work on a broad range of policy issues.

Most recently, Mr. Briggs served as the Director of Communications with the Minnesota Senate DFL Caucus. He oversaw caucus media strategy on a diverse legislative agenda and served as a senior advisor to Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk (DFL- Cook). He previously served the Senate DFL Caucus coordinating policy research and legislative affairs, and developed a strong knowledge of the legislative process working with committee staff in the areas of state government finance and pensions.

“Forward thinking clients are taking a more holistic approach to their government affairs and public policy needs,” said Ted Grindal, who leads LGN’s government relations practice. “The addition of Mr. Briggs and his deep skill set in legislative, policy, and communications matters are a recognition of this demand and growth.”

Prior to his career in Minnesota politics, Mr. Briggs managed state assembly political campaigns in Wisconsin. He also brings client-focused experience from the private sector, where he served as project manager on implementations of electronic medical records for some of the nation’s leading health care organizations. Mr. Briggs earned a B.A. in political science and anthropology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Mr. Briggs will be joining former Senate Republican Caucus spokeswoman Leslie Rosedahl on LGN’s State Government Relations team. Mrs. Rosedahl is LGN’s Director of Communications and Grassroots Advocacy and previously served the Minnesota Senate Republican Caucus as Director of Public Affairs. Mr. Briggs and Mrs. Rosedahl worked together at the Minnesota State Senate during the 2013 legislative session as the top communication professionals for the DFL and GOP caucuses.