The team at Pugliese Associates takes great pride in the relationships we have cultivated with Pennsylvania’s leaders over the years. We also take our client partnerships very seriously, and work hard for them regardless of the size of the organization or the scope of the project.
The people we serve are the people who know us best.
Here’s what they have to say:
Keystone Human Services has worked with Pugliese Associates for many years. They have been instrumental in helping us to secure necessary funding to maintain and build a variety of services in both intellectual disability and autism that positively impacts and improves the lives of so many people in Pennsylvania. Charlie Hooker, President and CEO of Keystone Human Services
Harristown is proud to be a client of Pugliese Associates. Their work on legislation and appropriations has enabled Harristown and its affiliate companies to improve and expand the downtown business district for the benefit of the City of Harrisburg, its community and our PA State Commonwealth partner. Bradley R. Jones, President and CEO of Harristown
Working with Pugliese Associates enables us at IBM to bring our professional expertise to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Rocco and Janine understand how to navigate the complexity of the state procurement process and their trusted relationships help them deliver results. Dom Cottone, IBM Public Sector, Region Executive
Rocco, Lou, Rick and the team at Pugliese Associates are our go-to team in Pennsylvania. Their forward leaning attitude toward client advocacy along with their persistent and practical approach to problem solving led directly to a successful outcome for Tesla Motors, Inc. Pugliese Associates demonstrated an ability to work well with local allies while opposing competing interests intent on stopping the introduction of Tesla’s unique American innovation and investment back into the United States. James Chen, VP of Regulatory Affairs & Associate General Counsel, TESLA
Kronos is the leader in Workforce Management solutions in both the Commercial and the Public Sector. As such, we engage lobbying firms at certain times, and without reservation, we have found that Pugliese Associates is a true leader in their field. Their level of professionalism, knowledge of the political landscape, and their ability to execute clearly makes them stand out amongst their peers. It has been a true pleasure working with the Pugliese team. David R. Beaver, Former Area Director, Public Sector & Higher Education, Kronos Incorporated
Few understand the actual degree of complexity in navigating the waters of state government the way Rocco Pugliese does. 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
We chose to partner with Rocco and his team at Pugliese Associates to expand our presence with the Commonwealth. Exceeding our expectations, the team not only delivered prompt short-term results but also continues to cultivate valuable new relationships for our firm and our clients. Rocco and his team are skilled at building connections that deliver growth, exposure, cost savings, and success for their clients. Robert J. Murphy, Principal and CEO, Boyer & Ritter
In an extremely challenging budget year, Rocco’s team was successful in increasing our reimbursement from the Department of Education by an additional $1 million. His team worked with us to accomplish the seemingly impossible task of increasing funding for our children, many of whom face significant developmental and physical challenges. John Barber, President/CEO, Barber National Institute
The University of Pittsburgh has a long and productive relationship with Pugliese Associates, working with us to enhance the University’s presence in Harrisburg. With Pugliese Associates, 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, legislation and other issues. Paul Supowitz, Vice Chancellor for Governmental Relations, University of Pittsburgh
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 our Local Development District Association as leaders in the economic development delivery system. Kevin Abrams, Executive Director, Northern Tier Regional Planning and Development Commission
As a non-profit association that is affected by many pieces of legislation, Pugliese Associates has increased our impact and outreach many times over. We would not be able to get our story out as much as is needed without the connections that Pugliese has or the many hours they put into advocating our issues. Melissa Bova, Director of Government Affairs, Pennsylvania Restaurant & Lodging Association