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Anthony Hayes | Founder and President

THI founder Anthony Hayes has spent more than 15 years in communications, crisis and issue management and political and legislative campaigns. He founded The Hayes Initiative to apply his experience steering organizations’ public affairs and media relations to clients across business, politics, nonprofits, and philanthropy. A seasoned C-level advisor, Anthony has cultivated an energetic, fast-growing company now trusted to execute strategy for prominent clients around the globe.

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Taína Borrero | Senior Vice President, Strategy and Business Development

Taína Borrero has 15+ years of experience ranging from local, state and federal government relations, lobbying, communications, nonprofit development, event strategy & execution, and business development.

At THI, Taína works with existing clients as well as helps lead business development efforts, working closely with THI Founder Anthony Hayes to develop a long-term strategy for the firm’s growth.

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Jeffry Pennock | Vice President, Public Affairs

Jeffry Pennock has 15 years of experience in political campaigns, government and the nonprofit sector. At THI, he brings his wealth of experience to support clients working on major projects across a broad spectrum of industries and topics.

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Christopher Diaz | Executive Assistant & Special Projects

Christopher Diaz supports the President & Founder, Anthony Hayes, engages with clients directly to support their needs, and assists in the managing and execution of Special Projects as it relates to client deliverables.

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Sarah Valenzuela | Government Affairs Specialist

Serving as an advisor to The Hayes Initiative team, Sara Valenzuela is an experienced government affairs and political consultant with a demonstrated history of success in the private and public sectors. Originally from Texas, Sara has worked on Capitol Hill and in New York City for elected officials in New York City and New York State including the New York City Council Speaker, Manhattan Borough President, New York State Comptroller, NYC Public Advocate and Democratic members of Congress.