Kim Pizzingrilli is Chair of the firm’s State Government Relations Practice Group. Before joining Buchanan, she spent over 25 years in state government, 15 years at executive level positions including Secretary of the Commonwealth and as a Commissioner on the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission. While serving as commissioner, Kim helped lead the agency that affects every Pennsylvanian through its regulation of energy, telecommunications, water and transportation services.
She focused on a number of critical utility issues related to service reliability, alternative energy, demand side and energy efficiency programs, gas safety, transportation and telecommunications policies.
Among her many state government roles, Kim also served as Secretary of the Commonwealth under Pennsylvania Governors Ridge and Schweiker overseeing elections, voter registration, corporate filings, charitable organizations and the regulation of notary publics and all professional and occupational licensing boards.
Before that, she served the Department of State as Deputy Secretary for Regulatory Programs and began her career in state government with the Pennsylvania Treasury Department and then spent seven years with the Independent Regulatory Review Commission.
Drawing on her years of state government experience, Kim works with clients to develop strategies that help promote their business objectives and assists in navigating the regulatory, policy and legislative processes. She is a trusted advisor to CEOs, public affairs and government relations professionals, boards and general counsels of companies with multi-state footprints. She works with clients across a number of industries, including, energy, technology, water and transportation sectors.
Clients appreciate her strategic acumen, strong communication skills and proactive approach. She is often lauded for her responsiveness and strong understanding of how government works, which helps clients appreciate the process and achieve their business objectives.
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