Our Team

Stephanie E. Silverman

Chief Executive Officer
Stephanie Silverman is the founder and chief executive officer. Stephanie’s practice focuses on working with clients, largely in the areas…

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Erik Olson

President
Erik Olson is Venn’s President and a critical infrastructure group co-chair. He previously spent 14 years serving as Chief of…

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Melissa Francis

Principal and Tax & Financial Services Group Chair
Melissa Francis is a principal and tax & financial services group chair, where she leads the firm’s Tax and Financial…

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Elizabeth Lee

Principal and Health Care Group Chair
Elizabeth Lee is a principal and healthcare group chair, where she leads the firm’s Healthcare Team. She has dedicated her…

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Noelle Montaño

Principal
Noelle Montaño is a principal  and executive director of the Employee-Owned S Corporations of America. Over her 20 years at…

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Emilia DiSanto

Executive Vice President
Emilia DiSanto is an executive vice president who brings a wealth of experience from more than three decades in federal…

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Samuel Goodstein

Executive Vice President
Sam Goodstein is an executive vice president, bringing nearly two decades of experience at the highest levels of the Senate.…

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Jon Pyatt

Executive Vice President
Jon Pyatt is an executive vice president who serves healthcare clients and directs the firm’s day-to-day operations.  He brings to…

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Ben Steinberg

Executive Vice President and Critical Infrastructure Group Co-Chair
Ben Steinberg is an executive vice president and co-chair of the firm’s critical infrastructure group. Prior to joining Venn, he…

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Christopher Fox

Senior Vice President
Chris Fox is a senior vice president. Prior to joining Venn, Chris worked as an Assistant Field Director for various…

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Kate Marks

Senior Vice President
Kate Marks is a senior vice president in the firm’s critical infrastructure practice. A key Department of Energy (DOE) official…

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Bennett Resnik

Senior Vice President
Bennett Resnik is a senior vice president of the firms critical infrastructure team, leading work for key clients on Capitol…

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Michael Spira

Senior Vice President
Michael S. Spira is a senior vice president. Prior to joining Venn, Michael worked as a senior lobbyist for the…

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Shanta Whitaker

Senior Vice President
Inspired by a desire to help improve our nation’s health, Shanta left the laboratory bench and academia to pursue a…

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Emma Bishop

Vice President & Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee Co-chair
Emma Bishop serves as the Co-chair of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee. Emma is also a vice president. Prior…

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Kristen Constantine

Vice President
Kristen Constantine is a Vice president, bringing more than a decade of Medicare and Medicaid policy expertise to population health…

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Margaret French

Vice President
Margaret French is a vice president and health policy expert. Prior to joining Venn, she was a senior member of…

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Doug MacGillivray

Vice President
Doug MacGillivray is a vice president within the critical infrastructure group.  Prior to joining the firm, Doug served as Director…

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Claire Onyechi

Vice President & Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee Co-chair
Claire Onyechi serves as the Co-chair of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee. Claire is also a vice president. Prior…

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Matt Scott

Vice President
Matt Scott is a vice president who previously served as senior legislative aide to Representative Lee Zeldin (R-NY), a member…

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Michelle Seger

Vice President
Michelle Seger is a vice president. Prior to joining the firm, Michelle was Legislative Counsel for Congressman Alex Mooney (R-WV),…

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Andy Sigmon

Vice President
Andy Sigmon is a vice president of our firm’s critical infrastructure group. Prior to joining the firm, Andy served as…

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Elise Tollefson

Vice President
Elise Tollefson is a vice president in both the firm’s Tax & Financial Services and Health Practices. Prior to joining…

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Diandra Brennan

Assistant Vice President
Diandra Brennan is an assistant vice president. Prior to joining Venn, she worked with Seven Twenty Strategies. She also spent…

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Jakara Eason

Assistant Vice President
Jakara Eason is an assistant vice president, specializing in multi-platform stakeholder initiatives and grassroots initiatives. Prior to joining the firm,…

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Allison Everton

Assistant Vice President
Allison Everton is an assistant vice president. Prior to joining the firm, she was an aide to Rep. Stephanie Murphy’s…

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Carly Good

Assistant Vice President
Carly Good is an assistant vice president in the firm’s critical infrastructure team, where she brings her expertise from her…

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Justin Livesey

Assistant Vice President
Justin Livesey is an assistant vice president. Prior to joining the firm, he served multiple roles in the office of…

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Niaz Siasi

Assistant Vice President
Niaz Siasi is a senior events manager, handling conferences, symposia and other similar policy programming and the firm’s Washington fly-in…

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Buck Tharrington

Assistant Vice President
Buck Tharrington is an assistant vice president. Prior to joining the firm, he served in the Office of Representative George…

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Jenika Childs

Executive Assistant
Jenika Childs is the executive assistant to the CEO and President. Prior to joining Venn, Jenika was an executive assistant…

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Jay Engelson

Senior Human Resources & Compliance Manager
Jay Engelson is the senior human resources & compliance manager. Prior to joining Venn, Jay was the senior corporate recruiter…

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Basil Kondos

Director of Finance
Basil Kondos is the director of finance. He’s responsible for the firm’s finance and benefit functions.  Prior to joining Venn,…

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Renee Carter-White

Senior Manager of Operations
Renee Carter-White is the Senior Manager of Operations. Prior to joining Venn, Renee was the corporate office manager for MHM…

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Dominic Levings

Senior Associate
Dominic Levings is a senior associate in the firm’s Critical Infrastructure Practice. Prior to joining Venn, he was the senior…

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Garrett Lukken

Senior Associate
Garret Lukken is a senior associate. He joined the firm following a long stint on the staff of Congressman Ed…

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Malik Ross

Senior Associate
Malik Ross is a senior associate with the firm’s healthcare practice. Prior to joining the firm, he was a health…

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Macrae Sharp

Senior Associate
Macrae Sharp is a senior associate. Prior to joining the firm, she worked in the Office of then-Senator Kamala Harris…

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Kelsey Stapp

Senior Associate
Kelsey Stapp is a senior associate. Prior to joining Venn, she worked at the Harris County Texas Republican Party. Kelsey…

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Kyle Amitay

Associate
Kyle Amitay is a client services associate. Prior to joining Venn, he worked in voter engagement outreach for a presidential…

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Enmanuel Gomez Antolinez

Associate
Enmanuel Gomez-Antolinez is an associate in the firm’s Critical Infrastructure Practice. Prior to joining the firm, he was a policy analyst…

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Nadia Forougi

Associate
Nadia Forougi is an associate. Prior to joining Venn, she served on the staff of the Texas Christian University Chancellor’s…

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Isabella Nielsen

Associate
Isabella Nielsen is an associate. Prior to joining the firm, she held internships with the National Association of Insurance Commissioners…

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Teagan Poleykett

Associate
Teagan Poleykett is an associate. Prior to joining the firm, she was a research assistant for the Eleanor Roosevelt Papers…

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Rachel Pratt

Associate
Rachel Pratt is an associate who joined Venn after serving on the staff of Representative Joe Neguse (D-CO), a member…

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Noah Schloegel

Associate
Noah Schloegel is an associate in the firm’s Tax and Financial Services practice.  He joined Venn from the Department of…

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Audrey Sims

Associate
Audrey Sims is an associate supporting the work of the Employee-Owned S Corporation Association. Prior to joining Venn, she worked…

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Arianna Palmer

Programs & Events Associate
Arianna Palmer is a programs and events associate who supports the firm’s work planning and orchestrating conferences, symposia and policy programming.…

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Emily Sabrosky

Programs & Events Associate
Emily Sabrosky is a programs & events associate. Prior to joining Venn, she was a public relations & events specialist…

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Adrienne Hallums

Client Services Associate
Adrienne Hallums is a client services associate with the firm’s operation team. Prior to joining Venn, she was a compliance…

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Kiya Jenkins

Administrative Assistant
Kiya Jenkins is an administrative assistant. She has a background in visual arts, administration, and executive assisting. Kiya received her…

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Leigh Kelly

Client Services Associate
Leigh Kelly is a client services associate. Prior to joining Venn, she was an editorial intern for The Hill and…

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Sam Markowitz

Client Services Associate
Sam Markowitz is a client services associate. Prior to joining the firm, he worked for the Marine Conservation Corps and…

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Graham Roy

Client Services Associate
Graham Roy is a client services associate who joined Venn from a Washington, DC government relations firm. He previously worked…

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Mwai Sande

Client Services Associate
Mwai Sande is a client services associate. Prior to joining the firm, she was a researcher at the University of…

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Andrew Theut

Client Services Associate
Andrew Theut is a client services associate. Prior to joining Venn, he was a policy intern for Alpine Group Partners.…

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Melina Worthington

Client Services Associate
Melina Worthington is a client services associate. Prior to joining the firm, she worked for a Washington, DC based government relations…

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