Testimonials

Rocco and his team are always available and accessible; providing well thought out, focused and time sensitive counsel; literally 7 days per week when necessary; days, nights, and holidays. 

The professionalism and integrity demonstrated by Rocco and his team at Pugliese Associates is only outweighed by their passion, focus, preparedness and dedication on our Company's behalf. Thanks again to Pugliese Associates outstanding efforts on our Company's behalf.

Skip Lee
Executive Vice President,
PRWT Services Inc.
 

As a government relations consultant to Luxottica Retail with responsibility for the legislative and regulatory activities in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, I want to take this opportunity to commend you and your outstanding associates for a job well-done.

Luxottica Retail engages legislative advocates throughout our great Republic due to the very competitive nature of the retail optical industry. Over the years, your firm has demonstrated the capacity to protect and advance our business interests by thoroughly understanding our business model.

We appreciate your efforts and look forward to continuing our relationship with the firm in future years.

Franklin D. Rozak
Government Relations Consultant
Luxottica Retail
 

Few understand the actual degree of complexity in navigating the waters of state government. One of those few is Rocco Pugliese.  With his team’s collective 150 years of experience, the guidance they have provided has proven to be a wise and invaluable investment  for MARC USA.

Steve Smith
VP / Group Account Director
MARC USA
 

I have worked with a number of Government Affairs firms in my career.  I can honestly say that there is none that surpasses the experience I have had working with Rocco and his team.  The team spent time to understand my company and personal goals and works hard to make sure I get the right access and my message gets out.  Two key points.  The value I get is in their business as well as government relationships and the business connections they have are as extensive as the government connections.  The other point is that I wouldn’t really know that Mike has other clients given the attention I get from him on a day to day basis.

Chris Meehan
Senior Account Executive
SAS
 

Rocco and his team are always available to provide answers to questions that range from simple to very complicated, and the answers that are provided are always clear and actionable. Also important to us is that their access into the offices of decision-makers is unparalleled.

Phill Goldberg
Director of Annual Giving
Rock School for Dance Education
1101 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147
 

ConocoPhillips is a long-standing client of Pugliese Associates, a firm that exemplifies the words "integrity" and "credibility" in everything they do.  In working with the team of government relations professionals at Pugliese over the past decade, ConocoPhillips has been well-served by educating policy-makers and advancing legislation on issues ranging from fuel quality standards to renewable energy to taxation. 

Renee Jones
ConocoPhillips

State Government Affairs
Manager, East Coast Region
 

Pugliese Associates has been a great partner to EquaTerra.   Members of Rocco’s top-notch team not only helped us identify our first procurement opportunity with the Commonwealth, they coached us on our winning bid and sat with us during contract negotiations as well.  But their support didn’t stop there.  They also to helped us navigate the waters of Pennsylvania state government when they got rough.

Perhaps, more importantly, Pugliese Associates knows our business and continues to introduce us to other departments and agencies they feel may benefit from our independent, third-party sourcing advisory services.

Pugliese Associates is the standard against which I judge all other public affairs consultants.  The others have a long way to go.

Glenn Davidson
Executive Director, Public Sector Practice
EquaTerra, Inc.
 

The University of Pittsburgh has a long and productive relationship with Pugliese Associates, working with us to enhance the University’s presence in Harrisburg. The University has come to find that with this firm, Pitt has an organization working for it with years of institutional knowledge and a stellar reputation. Rocco and his associates are extremely capable on a wide range of issues and always available to provide help and guidance on appropriation, legislative and other issues. Their skill and experience makes Pugliese Associates effective advocates for their clients.

Paul Supowitz
Vice Chancellor For Governmental Relations
University of Pittsburgh
 
Due to their statewide reputation and credibility, Pugliese Associates was chosen to represent the Local Development District Association several years ago. Rocco and his team have the experience, knowledge and ability to deal with issues that affect our organization on a daily basis. We rely on them for guidance and recommendations that will help position the LDDs as leaders in the economic development delivery system.
Denise McCloskey
Executive Director
Local Development District Association
 
I value Rocco and his team's knowledge of the Commonwealth and its inner workings. There are oftentimes many perspectives when viewing issues and opportunities that Pugliese Associates helps us to evaluate before we move forward.
Gary Lurie
Client Director
IBM
 
As a not-for-profit mission driven organization with limited resources, it was with great deliberation that we considered obtaining government relation services. It was apparent at our first meeting with Pugliese Associates that their reputation of praise is deserved. We have relied on Pugliese’s expertise which has led Fresh Start to becoming proactive for the first time, in helping shape the government policies that affect our organization. Important qualities for us as well were integrity and consistency of ethics. I know of no other government relations team that is comparable in this regard. I believe our venture with Pugliese Associates has been a wise and invaluable partnering of which we have received many benefits.
Daniel F. Slavin
Vice President
Fresh Start
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