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PRESS RELEASE: ESP Advisors Expands Team

Updated: Dec 21, 2022

Washington, D.C. Tuesday, March 8, 2022 - On International Women’s Day, ESP Advisors announced the addition of four new team members to the women-owned and -operated firm.

Pamela Day and Christine Sur are joining as Senior Advisors, providing high-level policy insight consulting and strategy for the firm’s clients. Day has 25 years of experience working in Congress and was most recently Chief of Staff for the Congressman for all Alaska and Dean of the House, Don Young (R). Sur most recently served as Senior Policy Advisor to Congressman Jared Huffman (D-CA), Chair of the Water, Oceans, and Wildlife Subcommittee, and led the natural resources portfolio for the office.

Alexandra Grayson is a graduating Senior at Howard University and joined the firm as a Legislative Fellow. She is a current NOAA undergraduate scholar, was a Congressional intern for the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, and has worked on multiple ocean science and climate justice initiatives.

Samantha O’Brien joins the firm as the Financial and HR Director. She is a Certified Public Accountant and was most recently a Senior Audit Associate at CohnReznick LLP.

“I am thrilled that these four outstanding individuals joined our team as we continue to grow the services and expertise we offer our clients in the environmental and ocean policy space,” said Emily Patrolia, Founder & CEO. “I’m especially proud to make this announcement on International Women’s Day as we reflect on the many challenges still facing women in the workplace. I’m grateful to our fantastic team and partners who contribute to our firm’s success in a field in which women are often underrepresented.”

All appointments are effective immediately. For more information on ESP Advisors, or to explore current career opportunities at the firm, please visit

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About ESP Advisors

Environment, Science, and Policy (ESP) Advisors is a full-service, bipartisan firm that provides government relations and strategic communications from a team of policy veterans and public affairs professionals who are subject-matter experts on all things oceans and environment. ESP Advisors works tirelessly to ensure clients have the insight they need and a seat at the table where decisions are made.

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