Trenton lobbying firm names DeSarno as senior partner

Trenton, New Jersey - State Capitol Building

Public Strategies Impact said Tuesday that it elevated Tracie DeSarno to senior partner.

DeSarno has more than 30 years’ experience representing major corporations, institutions and associations, and municipal, county and state government in Trenton and Washington, D.C. At Public Strategies Impact, she is responsible for a broad range of issues, including health care, financial services, telecommunications and entertainment. Throughout her career, she has successfully represented clients on major legislative initiatives and budget deliberations.

“Tracie is a talented, hardworking member of the PSI family and has dedicated herself to the firm for three decades,” Roger Bodman, managing partner of PSI, said in a prepared statement. “Her ability to achieve results on behalf of clients is second to none.”

DeSarno has been with the Trenton-based bipartisan lobbying and public affairs firm for more than 25 years. She came to the firm from the New Jersey Institute of Technology, where she served as government affairs assistant to the president of New Jersey’s premier technology university. Previously, she served nearly 10 years as director of intergovernmental affairs for Essex County, gaining invaluable experience in government operations from the municipal to federal level.

“Tracie’s dedication to PSI is a major force in the success of our firm and her intellectual experience and knowledge is invaluable. We are thrilled she has accepted the role of senior partner and look forward to our continued work together advocating for our clients,” Bodman continued.

DeSarno is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Douglass College, Rutgers University, and holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and sociology. She has served as an elected member of the New Jersey Democratic State Committee, and as a member of the Union County College board of governors. She also served for years as a PTA president and executive board member in Union Township.

“I am thrilled to become a senior partner at PSI and look forward to continuing the work of the firm with my colleagues and for our clients,” DeSarno said. “It has been an honor to work with my clients and colleagues over the last three decades at the firm.”