Tommi was responsible for assisting me in developing a Government Relations infrastructure to support state initiatives designed to increase HOSTS’ market share. In this capacity, she recruited and managed lobbyists in key states, established relationships and secured meetings with key policy-makers and government leaders, researched and analyzed legislative initiatives and opportunities, assisted the company with marketing strategies and the development of materials, advised the company on compliance issues, successfully built bipartisan support for company sponsored legislation, and assisted in forming strategic alliances with leading policy-maker organizations. She exceeded my expectations in her ability to network and to accomplish difficult assignments.