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Ferox Lands Former CHC Policy Director, Ivelisse Porroa-García, as Newest Lobbyist to Growing Ranks

Ivelisse Porroa-García, former Policy Director for the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), has made the leap to K St. to join Ferox Strategies, a 2020 Bloomberg Government top performing bipartisan lobbying firm, as a Director. Ivelisse brings six years of policy analysis, legislative expertise, and leadership experience from Capitol Hill to the rapidly growing Ferox team.

“I am thrilled to make the transition from Capitol Hill to K street to join Ferox, one of the best regarded firms on Capitol Hill that has the punch of bigger shops but still has the hustle of a startup” said Ivelisse Porroa-García, Director at Ferox Strategies. “With a growing portfolio of clients, five announced last month alone, I am excited to utilize my robust network in the Democratic Caucus, to join a firm that has established themselves as a bipartisan powerhouse in Washington D.C.”

Ivelisse learned the workings of Washington under Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. (D-CA). As a Legislative Assistant, Ivelisse handled his work as Vice-Chair of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce’s Environment and Climate Change Subcommittee and managed his bipartisan Congressional Burn Pits Caucus. She also maintains strong relationships with the New Democrats Coalition, the Congressional Black Caucus, and the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus. During her time on Capitol Hill, Porroa-García ran point on developing initiatives across key legislative issues including appropriations, national security and defense, judiciary, energy and commerce, immigration, and the NDAA. Prior to her time with Ruiz, she worked for Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA).

“Ivelisse’s history of hustle, legislative expertise, and extensive network will be a valuable addition to the Ferox team,” said Cristina Antelo, Ferox’s founding Principal. “Ivelisse has a deep understanding of the legislative and regulatory process, especially appropriations and the NDAA, and Capitol Hill politics that will elevate our clients’ issues. Ferox is thrilled to have her join our diverse team!”

Ferox Strategies has seen significant expansion in 2021, adding several new clients including foreign embassies, localities, several technology companies and growing our health and tax practices.

About Ferox Strategies: Ferox Strategies is a boutique government relations firm that takes its name from the Latin word for “fierce,” reflecting the firm’s values of determination, dedication, and aggressive advocacy for our clients. Ferox’s bipartisan team of government relations professionals offers clients decades’ worth of policy and advocacy experience paired with the tenacity of a start-up.

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