Since local, state and Federal Governments are responding to the ongoing Coronovirus crisis in a myriad of often overlapping ways, Park&K Public Affairs has assembled a special team that is continuously analyzing and updating how changing policies affect your organization and now, most importantly, to help you navigate the complex landscape of government programs offering financial assistance. 

 

We are committed to helping businesses and not-for-profits weather this storm and come out strong.  We can help you understand and access the array of local, state and Federal (CARES ACT) programs, apply for grants and advocate for discretionary funding. 

 

We stand ready to share our knowledge, observations and strategy to carefully navigate these never before experienced stresses on our institutions, our businesses and our lives.

 

Email me, Jenifer Manley at jen@parkandk.com and we will schedule a time to talk.

about

Park&K Public Affairs provides government relations and strategic communications guidance to clients nationally from offices in New York City, Washington, DC, Florida, and Texas.

Our team is comprised of former members of Presidential and Mayoral administrations, senior political advisors, seasoned communications and business strategy consultants, in addition to non-profit management and development experts.  

We understand the innerworkings of government and maintain close relationships with elected and appointed public officials in DC and nationally. We apply our government relations insight to every project we undertake and offer communications services to support our clients with message development and deployment employing sophisticated digital and traditional campaign technologies for awareness and persuasion.

In our combined decades of experience, the Park&K team has led dozens of local initiatives in Cities, Counties and States, as well as complex, national campaigns. Our work with the New York City Council and Mayoral Administration includes policy, advocacy and budget initiatives. In Washington, DC, we are engaged to advance policy and legislation and to identify economic development opportunities through Federal agency programs and Congress.  Our Texas and Florida offices serve clients regionally and in the Caribbean. Nationally, our expertise and experience include assembling teams to lead initiatives for procurement, awareness, legislation, and fundraising/development.

We currently represent and have served a wide range of clients including Fortune 500 businesses, world-class museums and theaters, business and trade associations, American cities, social justice advocacy groups, and Institutions of Higher Education, at the local, federal and national level.  

Park&K clients all have a passion for providing outstanding service.  And that is a passion we share with every one of them.

our team

JEN MANLEY
Jennifer Manley is the co-founder and President of Park & K Public Affairs. She is a seasoned public relations professional with a diverse range of experience and expertise in government relations, communications, community engagement and strategic consulting. From the NYC office, she helps clients navigate New York City government on policy, legislative and budget initiatives. She also works closely with the Federal lobbying team at Park&K to advance clients’ needs on Capitol Hill. Jen has worked in NYC public affairs for over 15 years, including as a reporter and editor, before joining the Mayoral Administration of Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, overseeing community affairs in the borough of Queens. She also spent four years in-house at the Queens library, where she managed external affairs for the one of the busiest public libraries in the nation.  Jen has been working as an advisory to corporate and non-profit clients since 2015, first with Davidoff Hutcher & Citron LLP, a top 10 NYC firm, then as Managing Director for the NYC office of Prime Strategies, before founding Park&K in 2019. She studied at American University in Washington, DC and Lyndon State College in VT and holds a BA in Journalism. She proudly calls Brooklyn home.

jen@parkandk.com /
New York Office

RUSS KLENET
Russ Klenet is the co-founder and Managing Director of Park & K Public Affairs. Russ manages a portfolio of Federal, State and local government clients around the country and is the founder of Russ Klenet & Associates, a full-service public affairs agency with locations in Florida & Washington, DC. In addition to his lobbying practice, Russ serve as a strategic business advisor and project manager to many corporate, municipal and institutional clients. Russ has developed a reputation as the ‘go to’ firm for companies seeking to win procurements and projects from state and local governments across the country. Klenet started his long time “blue” political efforts in 1988, first as legislative staff in the Florida House of Representatives, then as a Senior Advisor to the President of the Florida Senate. He has managed many statewide and legislative races for the Florida Democratic Party and served as a strategic advisor for the campaigns of Bob Kerry and Bill Nelson and held a leading role in the 2008 Obama Campaign.  A well-regarded wine collector, Russ lives in Ft. Lauderdale with his wife Stacy Ritter, a former 20-year elected official and today the President & CEO of the Greater Ft. Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau, along with their two rescued King Charles Cavaliers.

rklenet@parkandk.com
/ Ft. Lauderdale

STAN ADKINS
Stan Adkins is a political strategist and media consultant whose experience spans nearly 40 years. He has managed multiple statewide political campaigns and developed the general strategy and paid media (TV, Radio, Direct Mail, Social Media, and Print Advertising) for statewide to municipal candidates as well as numerous referenda campaigns.

In the private sector, he has developed award-winning and successful campaigns for a wide variety of corporate and non-profit clients, including one of the largest public healthcare providers in the United States. Stan has lectured at several universities on political strategy, targeting, and messaging. He Co-Chaired the Summit of the Americas Host Committee for Press Relations and served as Vice Chair of the Florida Department of Agriculture’s International Trade Advisory Committee. He was also a member of the State of Florida’s Privacy and Technology Task Force and a panelist on the Pew Charitable Trust’s forum on Ethics and Elections.

stan@parkandk.com /
Coral Gables

EBONÉ M. BISHOP
Eboné M. Bishop is an attorney and consultant focused on helping organizations reach their strategic objectives by building a strong foundation of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), cultural competency, and ethics and compliance.  Eboné is founder and principal of ShiFT: Mind Culture Future, and is interested in the intersection of shifting global demographics, cultural norms and how companies define and redefine themselves as a result.  She works with small, medium and large domestic and multinational corporations and non-profits to implement custom approaches to the complex challenges of evolving in a multicultural marketplace.

Recent projects include conducting individual institutional assessments designing a comprehensive DEI Plan Blueprint for a consortium of eight New York City cultural institutions;  stewarding a top-to-bottom legal compliance and policy review and redevelopment of HR related processes within the context of larger corporate restructuring for an international security and investigations firm; and advising the nascent philanthropic arm of an international social club on its DEI posture, stakeholder engagement strategy and corporate compliance.  Previously, Eboné was a corporate attorney who lived and worked in Asia, specializing in mergers and acquisitions and market entry risk mitigation. She serves as Of Counsel to Park&K Public Affairs. Eboné is a Senior Fellow and Member of the American Planning Board of Humanity in Action and recently joined the Board of the Astraea Foundation. She received her B.A. in Politics from Brandeis University and her J.D. from Fordham University School of Law. Eboné is a proud east-coaster: born in Miami, raised in the D.C. metro area, schooled in New England and currently residing in Brooklyn.

ebone@parkandk.com /
New York City

KEVIN GLUBA
Kevin Gluba is a public and government affairs professional with over 15 years of experience in the public, private, non-profit sectors and US politics. He has served in multiple leadership roles in Washington, DC, including in the Administration of President Barack Obama, as Senior Advisor to the US Department of Commerce, and in the private sector as Executive Director of the bi-partisan Alliance for Innovation & Infrastructure (Aii). Kevin leads Park&K’s Federal Lobbying efforts from the DC office and maintains important relationships with Congressional leadership and staff as well as Federal agencies. Kevin has applied his experiences and expertise to advance the economic development and legislative agendas of non-profit progressive advocacy groups, sustainable business organizations, innovation & technology industry groups, and minority-owned businesses. Originally from Iowa, Kevin has deep ties to Presidential politics and is a veteran of the historic 2008 Obama Presidential campaign. Kevin recently worked to support progressive Congressional candidates in the 2018 Blue Wave mid-term elections. He holds an MBA from St. Ambrose University and a BA in Political Science from the University of Iowa. He and his wife Kat reside in Falls Church with their dogs, Bodhi and Jameson, and enjoys traveling and warm summer nights cheering on the Nats.

kevin@parkandk.com /
Washington DC

RUSSELL LANGLEY
Russell Langley is a 5th generation Texan with deep roots and experience in Texas politics, business and law.  His practice focuses on communications, government affairs and business development. Russell specializes in helping clients take advantage of opportunities or handle crises.Langley’s clients include Election Systems and Software (ES&S), Choice Rehabilitation, Clover Health Care, and Aids Healthcare Foundation. He has also provided consulting for non-profits such as the Wilkenson Center, Equality Texas, and Arkansas Food Share Network. He has a growing practice in entertainment and communications, recently negotiating contracts on behalf of clients with The Smithsonian, Crystal Bridges Museum, and Facebook. Previous to his consulting career, Langley served as a trial attorney for the Special Prosecution Unit-Civil Division. Langley was one of the architects of the 2006 Democratic sweep of Dallas County. He has managed campaigns and party organizations for Congressman Jim Turner and Congressman Martin Frost, and consulted for numerous elected officials in North Texas such as Rep. Rafael Anchia and Sen. Wendy Davis. Russell earned his JD from the University of Texas at Austin and a Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communication from Texas A&M University, graduating Summa Cum Laude with University Foundation Honors.

rlangely@parkandk.com /
Dallas

SCOTT KLENET
Scott Klenet is an experienced government relations and communications professional who has spent the last several years navigating the complex federal policy making process on behalf of private, non-profit, and municipal clients. Starting in 2013, Scott was a policy analyst for a New York-based Davidoff, Hutcher, and Citron, LLP where he developed a special focus on economic development, transportation and federal appropriations. In 2016 became a director at Prime Strategies, LLC. This role had him devise campaigns that combined press outreach, grassroots advocacy, and political engagement. Since 2017, Scott has served as spokesperson for clients, including for one of the nation’s fastest growing medical cannabis companies with operations in multiple states and around the world.Scott has extensive history in electoral politics and is often called upon to assist in races. This has taken him to Virginia, New Hampshire, and Ohio on behalf of President Obama’s 2012 Reelection, the 2014 Campaign in support of Senator Shaheen and Governor Hassan, Hillary for America in 2016 and New Jersey for the most recent mid-term races.  Scott is a graduate of Middlebury College where he studied international political economy and survived Middlebury‘s intensive summer Chinese immersion program. Scott lives in Washington, DC where you can often find him serving as a comfortable perch for his boyfriend’s cat, Mulligan.

scott@parkandk.com
/ New York City

OSCAR LIEVANO
Oscar Lievano is a creative director who brings more than 35 years of advertising and marketing experience to the team. Oscar began his career in an in-house agency, followed by an architectural design firm. Oscar has also supervised a creative team of designers for one of the largest advertising firms in South Florida. His portfolio includes a very broad spectrum of clients that range from real estate, healthcare and hospitality to politics and financial institutions. His portfolio also includes a national launch for a brand of household cleaning and disinfecting products. This launch culminated with a 30-second TV spot featured during the 2006 Super Bowl. Oscar’s years of experience and creative abilities have been rewarded with numerous design awards. He is conversant in Spanish.

oscar@parkandk.com
/ Coral Gables

ARDEN WALENTOWSKI
Arden Walentowski brings more than a decade of experience working in non-profit administration, government relations and institutional policy creation to the Park&K team. She has spent time in the Office of U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, worked extensively with the Atlantic Theater Company and has held various positions on multiple city, state, and federal campaigns. She serves as an Associate at Park&K based in the NYC office and supporting clients’ needs in budget advocacy, policy research and more. Arden is also a writer, former actor, and current co-host of the Let’s Get Civical podcast. She holds a BA in Political Science from Columbia University and calls Manhattan home.

arden@parkandk.com
/ New York City

ELI GEOGHAN
Eli started working in government relations during the summer of 2018 as an intern for a boutique New York City government and public relations shop Prime Strategies. In his experience to date, Park & K, Eli has attended City Council meetings, closely followed legislation pertaining to the client’s needs, and compiled necessary background and research. Eli has supported the New York City consulting team’s non-for-profit clients with research and grant writing support as well as identifying and implementing technology strategies for clients’ strategic planning processes. Eli has a passion working with non-profits, particularly those that focus on youth development. One non-profit particularly close to his heart is Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership (HOBY). Eli serves on the HOBY NY Corporate Board and is the director of Staff for the NY Metro division. Eli will soon graduate Le Moyne College with a B.A. in Philosophy and minors in Political Science and Gender and Women’s Studies. Eli serves as a Resident Advisor and is President of the school’s LGBTQ organization. He is currently residing in Syracuse N.Y. but will be returning to NYC upon graduating this Spring.

eli@parkandk.com
/ New York City

contact

NEW YORK CITY
116 Nassau Street, Suite 509
New York, NY 10038
P: 347-763-0186
E: jen@parkandk.com
www.parkandk.com


 

DALLAS
4848 Lemmon Ave., Suite 918
Dallas, TX 75219
P: 214-202-9493
E: rlangley@parkandk.com
www.parkandk.com

WASHINGTON D.C.
1301 K Street, NW

West Tower, 3rd Floor
Washington, DC 20005
P: 347-763-0186
E: kevin@parkandk.com
www.parkandk.com

FT. LAUDERDALE
1512 East Broward Blvd.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301
P: 945-684-9255
E: rklenet@parkandk.com
www.parkandk.com

CORAL GABLES
1200 Anastasia Ave., Suite 380
Coral Gables, FL 33134
P: 305-448-8117
E: stan@parkandk.com
www.parkandk.com

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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