Emily Baker will serve as a Principal in the firm’s Boise office
BOISE – Emily Baker, a senior public policy and communications specialist, is joining Gallatin Public Affairs.
Baker is currently a partner with Baker Pinkerton LLC, a consulting firm based in Washington, D.C. and New York. In 2012, Baker, along with her husband, Mike, and three young children, moved back to Idaho after more than a decade of public service and private consulting in the nation’s capital and New York City. Baker has also appeared regularly on Fox News and is a contributor for the foreign affairs journal, The Diplomatic Courier.
“The combination of Emily’s Idaho roots and track record of leadership and public policy and political experience, make her an exciting addition to our firm. She will help us continue to grow, serving clients in Idaho and beyond,” said John Kotek who leads Gallatin’s Boise office.
In 2006, Emily was appointed by President George W. Bush to serve as the regional administrator for the General Services Administration (GSA) Northeast and Caribbean region, a position she held through 2009. In her role, she led a workforce of more than 750 employees across New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands and managed an annual operating budget of more than $1.9 billion and a real-estate portfolio that included 83 government-owned buildings and leased space in 448 commercial buildings.
Prior to her service with GSA, Emily served in the Administration as Deputy Director of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs with the U.S. Department of Commerce and worked for three years at the government affairs and communications firm Barbour Griffith & Rogers (currently BGR Group).
“I’m excited to be joining such a strong and experienced team at Gallatin. Their integrity, commitment to clients and unparalleled track record of advocacy are wholly aligned with my core values and objectives,” said Baker.
Emily began her professional career working in Idaho politics. She was a policy aide to former Governor Phil Batt while attending Boise State University, worked on the 1998 campaign for Lt. Governor (now Governor) Butch Otter, worked for State Treasurer Ron Crane and served as the Finance Director for the Idaho Republican Party. Emily is a native of Canyon County Idaho.
You can contact Emily at firstname.lastname@example.org.