WHAT WE DO

S-3 Public Affairs is a team of tested government and public affairs professionals. We keep our clients in front with a comprehensive arsenal of winning tools and strategies, and our firm brings years of accomplished leadership in Washington to every task. Our results drive the conversation to our clients’ goals.

At S-3 Public Affairs, we’re efficient, nimble, and work to win.

Capabilities

S-3 Public Affairs is a full service firm providing comprehensive solutions in government affairs and public relations to top tier clients whose priorities demand dynamic and innovative strategies. The firm helps clients navigate their way through complex legislative and regulatory challenges while always keeping them in front of the public message. S-3 Public Affairs’ expertise ranges widely, including our nation’s biggest industries and public policy arenas. Our deeply rooted experience and connections in public and media relations enables us to connect our clients with the leaders and audiences they need to reach to have their message heard.

At S-3 Public Affairs, we navigate even the most treacherous political waters to drive the message toward the solutions that you need. Our attention to detail is meticulous, and our strategies are innovative. We relish a challenge and we live to win. At S-3 Public Affairs, our efficiency provides the highest caliber services without unnecessary overhead or bureaucracy. Our entire team is committed to every client and the result is a better value for better services. Let’s do this.

Our Focus

  • GOVERNMENT RELATIONS

  • PUBLIC AFFAIRS

  • COALITION MANAGEMENT

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MEET THE TEAM

When we work for you, we roll up our sleeves, immerse ourselves in the substance of your public policy priorities, and get to work. We operate a full service government relations and public affairs firm anchored by Hill veterans. Let’s meet the team…

ROB COLLINS

Prior to S-3, Rob Collins was the Executive Director of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, a $125 million, 80-person organization responsible for electing Republicans into the U.S. Senate. During his tenure at the NRSC he helped reelect 12 incumbents and elect 12 new Republicans. These pickups were part of a historic 9-seat gain for the Republicans, the largest GOP gain in over 35 years.

Before taking over at the NRSC, Collins was a partner at Purple Strategies, a bipartisan consulting firm. He also ran the American Action Network, which raised over $30 million for advocacy in 5 Senate races and 35 House districts. In addition, he created the Hispanic Leadership Network co-chaired by Governor Jeb Bush and Secretary Carlos Gutierrez. Before starting the Network, Collins was Chief of Staff for Majority Leader Eric Cantor. Collins has been chosen by Roll Call Newspaper as a member of the ‘Fab 50’ four times, by Washington Magazine’s “Power 100’ twice and recently Fortune Magazine cited him as the “Top Strategist” for Republicans in 2016.

Raised in Syracuse, NY, Collins now lives with his wife and four children in Washington, DC.

MIKE FERENCE

Mike Ference has spent more than a decade in government service working for senior Republicans in both the House and Senate. Most recently, he spent over six years working for the House Leadership as Director for Strategic Development and Senior Policy Advisor to former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia and former House Republican Whip, now Senator, Roy Blunt of Missouri.

During his time serving the House Republican Leadership, Ference led the policy efforts and national outreach operation to the energy, financial services, high-tech, business and academic communities. In addition, his responsibilities included managing committee activity, building coalitions and shepherding legislation related to banking, financial services, energy, environment, natural resources and telecommunications.

Before joining the House Whip Team in 2006, Mike served as a legislative staff member for Senator James M. Inhofe of Oklahoma. Mike started his tenure on Capitol Hill as an aide for Congressman Christopher Smith of New Jersey.

In addition to Mike’s government service, he took a hiatus from Capitol Hill to return to Pennsylvania to successfully start a small energy company. As the owner and operator, Mike managed over 20 employees.

Raised in Pennsylvania, Mike is a graduate of St. Joseph’s University.

JOHN SCOFIELD

John Scofield has nearly twenty years of experience working for and with Congress at the highest levels. He spent almost a decade in senior positions with the House Appropriations Committee, coordinating political strategy and messaging for the Committee and Subcommittee leaderships. Prior to forming Shockey Scofield Solutions (S-3 Group), he was a Principal at the Podesta Group, managing a number of corporate and non-profit clients, working across multiple committees and issue areas, including national security, financial services, and energy and environmental policy.

More recently, he led campaigns aimed at using the annual budget process to combat onerous regulatory proposals in several different agencies, including the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Environmental Protection Agency.

Scofield also has extensive experience in political communications. He served as a speechwriter for former Senator Mark Hatfield (R-OR) and as press secretary for Congressman Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ). Scofield also has deep campaign credentials, including managing Congressman LoBiondo’s re-election campaign in 1998 and volunteering in the campaigns of Senator John Thune (R-SD) and former Congressmen, Jim Walsh (R-NY) and Virgil Goode (R-VA). More recently, he worked on the successful campaign of Congressman Robert Hurt (R-VA).

AMOS SNEAD

Amos Snead is an innovator whose personable approach to communications is matched by his long list of accomplishments in the field. Amos is a founding Partner at S-3 Public Affairs, where he draws from in–depth experience working with leading print, television and online journalists to counsel clients on digital communications and media strategies.

Prior to founding S-3 Public Affairs, Amos was a Principal at a leading Washington, DC public affairs firm. He has counseled Fortune 500 companies in the technology, energy and healthcare industries, and served as the primary spokesman for a range of high-profile clients.

Amos got his start on Capitol Hill, first as a press aide for the House Energy and Commerce Committee under Chairman Billy Tauzin (R-LA) and Chairman Joe Barton (R-TX), then as Communications Director for Congressman Louie Gohmert (R–TX), and later as spokesman for House Republican Whip Roy Blunt (R-MO).

Amos regularly appears as a contributor on Fox News. He is a co-founder of FamousDC.com, which Washingtonian Magazine named a “Can’t Miss Click” in 2009. National Journal named Amos to their “35 and Under Power Set” in 2012.

NOELLE CLEMENTE

Noelle Clemente boasts an impressive resume, with years of Capitol Hill and think tank communications experience. Noelle spent two and a half years spearheading health care press for the House Energy and Commerce Committee. During her time with the Committee, she led the communications strategy for the SGR replacement which was signed into law in 2015 as well as for the 21st Century Cures initiative, which passed through the House of Representatives with overwhelming bipartisan support. Prior to working on the Hill, Noelle served as the primary spokesman for the American Action Forum, where she worked closely with the Forum’s president and former Director of the Congressional Budget Office, Doug Holtz-Eakin. She also served as press secretary for Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) and the House Republican Policy Committee.

Noelle studied Journalism at Elon University in North Carolina. She also minored in Studio Art and graduated with distinction as an Isabella Cannon Leadership Fellow. Noelle hails from Rockville, Maryland.

MARTIN DELGADO

After working for the Senate Interior and Environmental Appropriations Subcommittee, Martin Delgado moved to the House side, working predominantly for the House Appropriations Committee, including six years as Clerk and Staff Director of the Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies. During his two decades of government service, Delgado oversaw the $121 billion spending bill that encompasses the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and food and nutrition programs like WIC and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Additionally, Delgado sharpened his Agriculture skills while serving at the USDA’s Animal and Planet Health Inspection Service as Senior Budget Analyst.

Delgado also retains extensive knowledge of the defense domain, spending several years as the primary Republican staffer for the House Military Construction and Veteran Affairs Appropriations Subcommittee.

TAZEWELL JONES

Tazewell “Taz” Jones has extensive experience as a communications professional, serving for five years as Chief of Staff to a boutique communications firm in Georgetown prior to joining the team at S-3 Public Affairs. His past clients range from publicly traded Fortune 500 corporations to major trade associations and grassroots community organizations. In addition to managing all client accounts, Taz also maintained chief leadership of all daily operations for the firm.

When he isn’t staying in front of the message for his clients, Taz is staying busy with a range of volunteer initiatives, including JusticeAid, a leading legal justice nonprofit organization for which he has served on the Board of Directors since 2013. Taz is a native of Alabama, and an avid Alabama football fan. Taz studied Political Science at American University, and graduated with honors in 2010.

LISA KRAMER

Since joining S-3 Group in early 2015, Lisa Kramer has maintained senior oversight of the firm’s operations and client scheduling, ranging from daily deliverables to major projects. Lisa brings years of management experience to S-3 Public Affairs, having previously served at the National Republican Senatorial Committee as Executive Assistant to then-Executive Director, S-3’s Rob Collins. At the NRSC, Lisa’s position kept her in close communication with Senators, candidates, and major donors, for whom she managed scheduling and events planning. Before the NRSC, Lisa worked at Purple Strategies, where she assisted Purple Advocacy, the organization’s government affairs team. Lisa is a native of Alexandria, VA, and a graduate of Pennsylvania State University.

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