Lisa Martin, longtime lobbyist for the N.C. Home Builders Association, is joining Theresa Kostrzewa at Capitol Advantage Associates, the firm Kostrzewa founded.
Martin had worked for the N.C. Home Builders Association for 14 years and was the group’s chief lobbyist in the legislature and before Executive Branch agencies, commissions and licensing boards.
“It’s a chance to grow in a different direction,” she said. “Sometimes opportunities just come along and you have to seize them.”
Martin ranked 41st in the latest survey of influential lobbyists conducted by the N.C. Center for Public Policy Research.
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Kostrzewa ranked 6th in the survey. Her clients include Amazon, Smithfield Foods and Wellcare Health Plans. She is on the National Finance Committee of the Republican Governors Association and is an active fundraiser for gubernatorial and congressional candidates throughout the nation.
Capitol Advantage will expand to include work for clients on local government regulations, local permitting, and licensing board policies and regulations.