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The Builders Association of the Twin Cities is proud to announce the creation of the Home Builders Advocate Network (HBAN). BATC has retained Public Affairs Company (PAC) to create and implement a strategy for BATC members to thoughtfully and effectively engage policymakers on a local and state level. Our team will be directly engaging with BATC members on a range of interests including contacting legislators, hosting business tours, attending our Builders Day at the Capitol, and other activities. If you or a member of your organization is interested in participating in these efforts, don’t hesitate to contact our office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The effort will be managed by PAC staff Stacy Thompson and Luke Hellier.
Stacy has considerable oversight experience directing field activities for state and nationwide projects. Her attention to detail and intimate knowledge of politics in numerous states has helped her mobilize campaigns in under a week, craft rapid response communications during crisis and orchestrate long term campaigns for maximum impact. Stacy is well versed in state and federal policy on a number of issues including, healthcare, energy, gaming, transportation and tourism.
Stacy routinely works with state and federal lawmakers, and has longstanding relationships with voluntary health groups, professional associations, chambers of commerce, government agencies and social service organizations. Forging partnerships nationwide on behalf of PAC clients, Stacy’s efforts have sustained a dramatic, lasting impact on individuals and communities as well as public policy.
Over the years Stacy has been an active member and volunteer for numerous organizations including the Minnesota Children’s Museum, People Serving People, the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, and Meals on Wheels. Stacy holds a B.A. in English from the University of Minnesota. Stacy lives in Minneapolis with her spouse and two children.
Luke Hellier worked in government and politics prior to joining the firm. Employing a combination of skills in communications, political campaigns, community outreach and new media, Luke brings a wide range of expertise and knowledge for PAC clients.
Before joining the PAC team, Luke served as Press Secretary at the Minnesota Senate Republican caucus and as District Outreach Director for Congressman Erik Paulsen. He covered a range of policy issues including taxes, trade, medical devices, energy, shooting sports, and health care for the Congressman.
He is also active in his community and is former Chairman of the Board of the Edina Lions Club and works as a delegation adviser for the YMCA’s Youth in Government Program. Luke was appointed to the Dakota County Planning Commission in 2015. In 2014, he served as campaign manager for Mary Liz Holberg’s campaign for Dakota County Commissioner and currently serves as campaign manager for State Representative Roz Peterson. Luke earned his degree in Political Science from St. John’s University in Collegeville, MN. He lives in Lakeville with his wife Josi and two young daughters.