Our Team

Stephanie E. Silverman

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

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Melissa Francis

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

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Elizabeth Lee

Principal and Health Care Group Chair
Elizabeth Lee is a principal and health care group chair at Venn, where she leads the firm’s Healthcare Team. She…

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Noelle Montaño

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

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Erik Olson

Principal and Chief Operating Officer
Erik Olson is principal and chief operating officer at Venn and is the critical infrastructure group co-chair. He previously spent…

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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 with Venn, bringing nearly two decades of experience at the highest levels of…

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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 Venn’s critical infrastructure group. Prior to joining Venn, he spent nearly…

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Kevin Dowling

Senior Vice President
Kevin Dowling is a senior vice president at Venn and part of the firm’s tax & financial services group. Prior…

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Christopher Fox

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

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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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Matt Pearce

Senior Vice President
Matt Pearce is a senior vice president at Venn, where he focuses on tax/retirement policy as well as energy and…

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Bennett Resnik

Senior Vice President
Bennett Resnik is a senior vice president on Venn’s critical infrastructure team, leading work for key clients on Capitol Hill…

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Michael Spira

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

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Shanta Whitaker

Senior Vice President
Shanta Whitaker is a senior vice president at Venn in the health policy group. Shanta joined Venn from her position…

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Grant Couch

Vice President
Grant Couch is a vice president at Venn who brings to the firm half a dozen years’ experience on the health…

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Kelly Ferguson

Vice President
Kelly Ferguson is a vice president at Venn, working with the firm’s health care clients on policy development, advocacy, and coalition…

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Doug MacGillivray

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

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Claire Onyechi

Vice President
Claire Onyechi is a vice president who joined Venn from her position as Associate Director for the Democratic Steering and…

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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 at Venn. Prior to joining the firm, Michelle was Legislative Counsel for Congressman Alex…

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Elise Tollefson

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

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Emma Bishop

Assistant Vice President
Emma Bishop is an assistant vice president at Venn.  Prior to joining Venn, she worked in the policy office of…

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Diandra Brennan

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

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Kristen Constantine

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

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Jakara Eason

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

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John Richter

Assistant Vice President
John Richter is an assistant vice president with the firm’s health team on policy development and advocacy. Prior to joining…

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Linda Reale

Human Resources Director
Linda Reale is Venn’s director of human resources, bringing more than two decades of experience across the public and private…

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Basil Kondos

Director of Finance
Basil Kondos is the Director of Finance at Venn Strategies. He’s responsibility for the firm’s finance and benefit functions.  Prior…

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Niaz Siasi

Senior Programs Manager
Niaz Siasi is a senior events manager, handling conferences, symposia and other similar policy programming for Venn and its Washington…

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Allison Everton

Senior Associate
Allison Everton is a senior associate with Venn. Prior to joining the firm, she was an aide to Rep. Stephanie…

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Peter Fawley

Senior Associate
Peter Fawley is a senior associate with Venn. Prior to joining the firm, he worked for a D.C. based government…

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Justin Fisher

Senior Associate
Justin Fisher is a senior associate with Venn. Prior to joining the firm, he worked as the Executive Director for…

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Justin Livesey

Senior Associate
Justin Livesey is a senior associate with Venn. Prior to joining the firm, he served multiple roles in the office…

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Kelsey Stapp

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

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Buck Tharrington

Senior Associate
Buck Tharrington is a senior associate with Venn. Prior to joining the firm, he served in the Office of Representative…

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Renee Carter-White

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

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Ruth Richards

Executive Assistant
Ruth Richards is an executive assistant with Venn, aiding the chief executive officer and chief operating officer. Prior to joining…

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Samantha Campbell

Associate
Samantha Campbell is an associate with Venn. Prior to joining the firm, she served in the Office of Representative Suzanne…

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Carly Good

Associate
Carly Good is an associate in the firm’s critical infrastructure team, where she brings her expertise from her previous role…

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Alex Holmes

Associate
Alex is an associate with the firm’s Critical Infrastructure practice. Prior to joining the firm, she served as a legal…

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Ellyn Needel

Associate
Ellyn Needel is an associate with Venn. Prior to joining the firm, she served on the staff of the American…

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Kate Rice

Associate
Kate is an associate with Venn’s tax and financial services practice. Prior to joining the firm, she was on the…

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Malik Ross

Associate
Malik Ross is an associate with health care group Venn. Prior to joining the firm, he was a health policy…

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Macrae Sharp

Associate
Macrae Sharp is an associate with Venn. Prior to joining the firm, she worked in the Office of then-Senator Kamala…

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Kyla Taylor

Associate
Kyla Taylor is an associate with the firm’s critical infrastructure practice. Prior to joining the firm, she served as a…

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Kyle Amitay

Client Services 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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Chandler Kircher

Client Services Associate
Chandler Kircher is a client services associate with the firm. Prior to joining Venn, she was a canvasser for OXFAM…

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Joshua Greene

Client Services Associate
Josh Greene is a client services associate with Venn. Prior to joining the firm, he worked for the North Carolina…

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Tyler Lazenby

Client Services Associate
Tyler Lazenby is a client services associate. Prior to joining Venn, he was a Legislative Aide to a member of…

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Jacob Petote

Client Services Associate
Jacob Petote is a client services associate with the firm. Prior to joining the firm, he was a field organizer…

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Eric Sneddon

Client Services Associate
Eric Sneddon is a client services associate who joined the firm from the Office of Representative Josh Harder (CA-10).  Eric…

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