Wexford Strategies is excited to announce the creation of a new international business development division to be led by New Zealander Emma Kelly. Kelly joins Wexford Strategies from Wellington, New Zealand, where she served most recently as communications director to a senior government Cabinet Minister. Kelly has been working in Washington D.C. for HBW Resources which serves as Wexford’s strategic partner. Kelly will be responsible for international business development and government relations strategy for international based clients who need government affairs assistance in America and member countries of the British Commonwealth. She will be working from London, England over the summer and will be working to service clients from the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Ireland, Australia and the United States.
“America offers great opportunity for international business growth and I’m excited to help the next generation of New Zealand business owners and entrepreneurs navigate the US system of government,” Kelly says.
“We are excited about our new strategic direction to the firm as we identify new opportunities,” says Kevin Doyle, Managing Partner for Wexford Strategies. “Having worked in the New Zealand political arena myself for a year in Wellington and in the British political arena in London, I am excited to once again to get involved with New Zealand public affairs and other international issues while being able to work with Emma as we develop our newest international business venture and advocating on issues that are important to our clients.”
Wexford Strategies is a government and public affairs firm led by experienced public sector executive Kevin Doyle, the former State Director for U.S. Senator Mel Martinez and current Board Member for CareerSource Florida, the state’s workforce development agency. With offices in Jacksonville and Tallahassee, the firm serves corporate and business clients, advocacy groups, trade associations and not-for-profit groups in providing business development, public policy advocacy, government relations, strategic communications, public affairs and issue management services.
Wexford Strategies is the strategic partner for HBW Resources. Based in Houston with offices in Washington, DC, Chicago, Denver, Lexington, Columbus and Calgary, HBW Resources is a multi-disciplinary consulting and advocacy firm that provides clients with innovative thinking and hands-on, seasoned experience. The firm’s approach cuts through partisan stalemate to represent national and international companies, trade associations, labor unions and not-for-profit organizations and it has forged a solid reputation of working effectively at the cross-roads of public policy, regulatory, technical and political arenas.