When Yoswein New York was founded in 1995, we knew from the outset that our growth would be dependent on providing government affairs services in the most innovative, thoughtful, and principled manner. Fast forward twenty years, and we are proud to say that we have stayed true to this course as we have grown and thrived.
Central to our success has been the ability to attract the most talented people in the business, and we are delighted to announce the addition of Kai D. Feder and Jeffrey D. Denman to our team. Both of these experienced professionals will broaden and strengthen the services that YNY provides our clients. We also are pleased to announce that Shaneek Smith, the accomplished young woman who so many of you interact with on a daily basis, has been named YNY’s Director of Operations.
Kai brings experience from both the public and private sectors with his background in policy, budget and communications. He most recently served as Director of Capital Budget and Economic Development for the Office of the Brooklyn Borough President. His knowledge and relationships throughout the business community and the innovation economy will strengthen the reach of our advocacy, while his expertise with the City’s capital budget will ensure that our clients continue to receive skilled guidance.
Jeffrey is a seasoned policy professional with a strong legislative and communications background. He most recently served as a policy staffer and advisor to Brooklyn Assembly Member Walter Mosley and also brings substantial institutional experience from academia. His expertise in housing policy, as well as his research and organizing skills, will enhance our ability to continually deliver strong legislative and land use counsel.
The addition of Kai and Jeff will continue to grow YNY’s policy capabilities – in areas ranging from the innovation economy and tech to social services and housing policy – as well as heighten our capacity to strategically employ social media and other innovative communications tools. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, they both have a true understanding of the importance of being proud of what they do at YNY – whether it is representing a client with integrity and professionalism or giving back through the firm’s many philanthropic endeavors.
We hope that you will join us in welcoming them to the YNY family and we look forward to you meeting them soon. Have a wonderful summer!
Joni A Yoswein
Jamie Van Bramer