The City and State publication recently listed the top lobbying firms in PA and selected Pugliese Associates as one of the top firms. Below is the excerpt.
Rocco Pugliese, Lobbyist; Scott Bishop, Lobbyist; Joann Bell, Director of Pugliese Associates Philadelphia office; Lou Biacchi, Lobbyist; Rick Allan, Lobbyist
Rocco Pugliese, Scott Bishop, Joann Bell, Lou Biacchi, and Rick Allan
Key industries: Economic development, education, providers serving the intellectual disabilities community, renewable energy
Notable clients: University of Pittsburgh, UnitedHealth Group, Tesla, City Center Allentown, Peron Development LLC, Lehigh Valley Health System, Local Development Districts of Pennsylvania, Stride
Other key employees: Megan Milford, Colette Al-Qaadir, Shabri Banks
Company news: The firm gained new clients including Philadelphia Housing Authority, Divert, Philadelphia Parking Authority, Prominent Games, Case New Holland, The Provider Alliance, and REV Renewables.
Biggest achievement: Achievements include the University of Pittsburgh receiving its non-preferred appropriations in this fiscal year, wins for clients in the second 2021 RCAP round and grant funding for vital projects. Additionally, the firm worked with Sen. Yudichak, Rep. Heffley and Senate and House caucus leaders to pass SB 635 (Act 43) before the summer recess. The legislation would establish a property-assessed clean energy program in the commonwealth to ensure that owners of agricultural, commercial and industrial properties can obtain low-cost, long-term financing for energy efficiency, indoor air quality, resiliency improvement, water conservation, and renewable energy projects.