August 08, 2023

Public Policy and Government Affairs Advocate Olivia Pantoja Joins Faegre Drinker Consulting in Chicago

Faegre Drinker announced today that Olivia Pantoja has joined the firm as senior director with Faegre Drinker Consulting in the Chicago office. She joins the firm from OMP Strategy & Advocacy Group, LLC, where she served as President.

Leading clients through advocacy and strategy efforts, Pantoja serves organizations in a range of industries with their most complex issues. With a long-standing history of representing professional and trade associations, she often incorporates her relationships with industry leaders in her work at all levels of government.

Pantoja has partnered with organizations in hospitality, health care, nonprofits, sports teams and more on initiatives including criminal justice reform, supplier diversity, procurement and environmental matters.

“Olivia’s experience in identifying issues and policies of impact, along with her ability to engage diverse stakeholders, will be greatly valuable to our clients and the firm,” said Murray Clark, leader of the firm’s state and local policy, advocacy and consulting team. “We are excited to welcome Olivia and her collaborative spirit to our consulting team.”

Pantoja has served as a government relations consultant at all levels, including federal, multi-state, Cook County and the City of Chicago. In addition to her extensive experience representing restaurant groups, health care associations and other industries, she has also served as an adjunct faculty member at National-Louis University.

As a member of the Latino Leadership Council board, Olivia is proud to bring the perspective of a historically underrepresented group to her work at the national level. She co-founded The Maverick Movement, a non-profit that is committed to improving the quality of life in her hometown of Lordsburg, New Mexico.

Pantoja earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from National Louis University.

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