THE TEAM

Rob Jones - CEO, President

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Rob Jones is the founder of Alliance Group. An attorney by training, Rob has also served at the senior level in administration of former Virginia Governor Gerald Baliles and served on the Richmond City Council. Read More ->

Andy Poarch - COO

In his leadership role with the firm, Andy works on behalf of the CEO to manage day-to-day operations and also helps chart strategic direction to guide the firm’s future growth.  As head of the firm’s public relations practice, Andy works with the PR team to craft and implement communications strategies for a wide range of client needs.   Read More ->

Kelly Fitzgerald - VP, Grassroots Development

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Kelly Fitzgerald is a nationwide advocacy leader with 10+ years of experience in government relations, alliance development and patient advocacy.  Experienced in lobbying and grassroots on both the state and federal level, she brings a unique and wide-ranging perspective to the traditional notion of what an advocacy campaign can be. Read More ->

Peter DuMont - Account Executive

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Peter DuMont wears several hats, working on grassroots and PR initiatives, as well as serving as the firm's IT specialist. Peter can "talk tech" with the best of them - a great skill to have on staff when some of the rest of us think "tech" is a foreign language akin to "Czech."  A native Minnesotan, Peter is a graduate of the University of Richmond with a B.S. in English.   Read More ->

Ben Rowe - VP, Association Management

Ben Rowe works with both corporate and non-profit organizations on the implementation of successful public relations and government affairs strategies, and full-service association management.   Read More ->

Sarah Huang - Account Executive 

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At Alliance Group, Sarah assists our clients with their public relations, grassroots campaigning, association management and government affairs needs. She creates and implements successful grassroots, outreach and communications projects that promote our clients and strengthens their relationships with their constituencies.  Read More ->

Chris Atkins - Account Executive

Chris Atkins comes to Alliance Group with experience in fundraising, campaigns, and nonprofit management.   Chris is passionate about helping organizations grow into their full potential and ensuring that the best interests of a group are always represented.  Read More ->

Jan Girardi - Special Assistant

Jan Girardi is the oldest (possibly wisest) member of the team.    She was called to work on a political campaign in the Richmond area which turned into a mini career with a couple of Senate races, a Delegate race and assorted sheriffs and local officials. That experience led to fund raising, event planning, consulting and other interesting promotional and political experiences working for statewide and national non-profits, trade organizations and The State Fair.  Read More ->