Lucia is an experienced government relations professional with more than 10 years of experience effectively advocating for her clients on Capitol Hill. She helps clients develop and execute short- and long-term policy strategies to achieve their business objectives.
Lucia’s areas of expertise include homeland security, defense, transportation, tax, immigration, workforce, education, healthcare, economic development, and appropriations.
Before joining Michael Best Strategies, Lucia originated the Chief of Staff role at a start-up bipartisan government relations boutique, where she led the firm's research, writing, and operations as well as a full slate of lobbying work. During her tenure, the firm earned recognition from Bloomberg Government as a top performer in both 2018 and 2019. The firm’s clients included Fortune 50 companies, major nonprofits, and businesses in a wide range of industry sectors.
Lucia previously served as director of a well-known bipartisan lobbying and public affairs firm. There, she leveraged connections with members of Congress, committee offices, and executive agencies to help advance clients’ interests. Lucia also worked closely with congressional members and their offices while working as March of Dimes Gourmet Gala Congressional Coordinator.
Earlier in her career, Lucia served as a policy aide and legislative correspondent to U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO). She helped draft proposed legislation, conducted policy research and analysis, and acted as a liaison to interest groups and federal agencies.