Each year, City & State publishes its Brooklyn Power 100 list. It’s a who’s who of movers and shakers, and as Brooklyn political power becomes ascendent, we’re honored to be in good company. They sum it up nicely:
“Brooklyn is bursting at the seams with political power. The current mayor – and all but certainly the next mayor – hail from the borough. So too does the majority leader of the U.S. Senate and, perhaps, the next speaker of the House of Representatives. Brooklyn is also home to the state attorney general, a couple more influential members of Congress, the city’s public advocate, its next comptroller and several significant City Council members. Add it all up, and the borough has a strong claim as the political epicenter of New York, if not nationally.
“Of course, these elected officials aren’t the only individuals in the borough who are shaping New York politics and policy. City & State’s latest Brooklyn Power 100 list recognizes not only the borough’s leading politicians, but also the business and nonprofit executives, real estate developers, labor leaders, advocates, activists, academics and others who live and work in Brooklyn.”
We’re thrilled that they’ve chosen to recognize our founder and CEO, Joni Yoswein, as #43 on their list.
“The government relations maven and former Assembly Member Joni Yoswein is poised to have a big year now that Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams will be running City Hall. Yoswein and her firm, a longtime Brooklyn Democratic Party backer, have repped the likes of Industry City, AT&T, Amazon and other large corporate players aiming to reshape the city’s landscape. Yoswein’s advice to her fellow lobbyists has been to embrace remote work and engage with lawmakers and policy leaders in deeper ways.“
In other exciting news, YNY as a firm is proud to have been recognized by City & State in their lists of both the Top 50 NYC Lobbyists (#15 in 2021) and Top 50 NYS Lobbyists (#30 in 2021). Joni was also included in their “Power of Diversity: Women 100” list.