11.22.2011 Nicole Pugar Joins Williams Mullen as Director of Government Affairs Nicole L. Pugar has joined Williams Mullen as a Director of Government Affairs in the law firm’s Richmond, Virginia office.

Ms. Pugar brings more than a decade of government relations experience, including work: as Director of Government Relations for Virginia Commonwealth University and Health System, as Director of the Virginia Quality Health care Network, as coalition organizer for the Virginians for a Healthy Future Coalition, creating and managing the Medicare Rx Access Network of Virginia, creating and managing the Partnership for Prescription Assistance of Virginia, as Director of Public Policy for the Virginia Dental Association, as staff assistant for former United States Senator Rick Santorum, as staff assistant for former United States Congressman John Linder and as intern for former Delegate L. Preston Bryant of the Virginia House of Delegates.

As a non-lawyer member of the firm’s Government Relations practice group, Ms. Pugar provides full-service, bi-partisan public affairs strategies to support her clients’ initiatives amidst the complex public policy challenges they face. She works with clients on government relations, legislative advocacy, procurement, business development, regulatory, public relations and corporate grassroots matters.

Thomas R. Frantz, President and CEO of Williams Mullen commented, “We could not be more pleased that Ms. Pugar has chosen to bring her wealth of government relations experience to Williams Mullen and our already robust government relations practice. Our clients will undoubtedly benefit from her knowledge and skills.”
Ms. Pugar earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia, where she double-majored in political science and French.
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