Ferox Strategies is proud to announce that James Fitzella is joining the team as a Government Affairs Director, leading efforts on several of the firm’s clients, including those in the Homeland Security and Retail spaces, and on the Republican side of the aisle.
Throughout his career, James has developed a unique background in public policy and gained invaluable knowledge during his time on Capitol Hill and in the government affairs industry. He served on the influential House Rules Committee, the “traffic cop” for all significant legislation, for seven years where he worked up the ranks, ultimately serving as Senior Professional Staff. There, he developed a deep understanding of how bills are developed and procedurally moved through the House. Informing his expansive comprehension of legislative nuance and process, he worked collaboratively to direct the flow of major legislation and influence the adoption and exclusion of hundreds of amendments. James honed his ability to analyze issues from a multitude of angles and disciplines, cooperating with legislative champions from Agriculture, Appropriations, Energy and Commerce, Financial Services, Homeland Security, Natural Resources, Small Business, and Transportation and Infrastructure.
While he most recently served as a Senior Professional Staff Member for Ranking Member Tom Cole (R-OK), James also holds experience in the government affairs space, providing strategic expertise on issues running the gamut from healthcare to defense, food safety to foreign affairs, and telecommunications to Social Security.
“James and I go way back, and I have witnessed his hustle over a decade,” said Cristina Antelo, Ferox’s founding Principal. “With over seven years at the House Rules Committee, he knows the ins and outs of getting stuff done in Congress like no one else and Ferox is thrilled to have him join our fierce team.”
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.