Lynn Krogh (The Political Architect)

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Lynn Krogh cut her teeth as a teenager in the tough political environment of Troy, NY working on her Dad’s campaign for City Council.

At age 20 she became involved in the Republican Party as an active member of the Rensselaer County Young Republicans, helping to grow their membership to over 50 members. Soon thereafter Lynn was appointed to the position of Capitol Region Vice-Chair for the New York State Young Republicans, a position where she would focus on growing Young Republican organizations within New York’s Capital Region.

Lynn’s activism led to her being asked to work on the re-election campaign of Governor George E. Pataki in 2002.  Following the campaign, she joined the Pataki Administration as a Press Assistant and over time, working her way up to Deputy Press Secretary.  Lynn managed over twenty agencies and Public Information Officers, ranging from the Department of Criminal Justice to the Consumer Protection Board.  A prime focus of her duties included the rebuilding of the World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan.  Lynn worked as apart of a team to ensure a coherent and cohesive message between the Governor, Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, media and general public.

Lynn’s work as Deputy Press Secretary has led to the development of strong relationships with the New York and national media.  Today her network among political reporters is considered one of the industry’s most impressive.

From 2007 to 2009, Lynn served as the Director of Public Relations at Studio Daniel Libeskind.  She was charged with coordinating all business development and media affairs for world renowned architect Daniel Libeskind.  Lynn managed a busy staff and worked with over 70 architects to ensure that the overall message was translated and conveyed across all mediums.  Her responsibilities took her all over the United States and the world including places such as Hong Kong, Switzerland, Germany and Korea to name a few.  It is here where she fortified relationships with many trade publications, in and outside the design realm.

During her time in the private sector Lynn was still very active politically as a member of the New York State Young Republicans.  She was elected Chairman in 2009.  During her tenure the organization grew with the addition of ten new operational clubs and has come to be known as the preeminent grassroots organization in New York State providing volunteers and campaign support for numerous elected officials and candidates all across the state.  Lynn has also served as Vice-Chair and National Committeewomen.  She is also a Past-President of the New York Young Republican Club, Inc. the oldest and largest young republican group in the country.

Lynn was approached in 2009 to spearhead an initiative to reinvigorate a scandal ridden Young Republican National Federation (YRNF).  She implemented an 8 month, 36 state campaign that resulted in victory for 18 Young Republican Leaders from California to Maine.  Today the YRNF is a stronger and more respected organization with many members across the country and a stronger influence, nationally.

In 2009, Lynn combined her passion for political strategy and communications and co-founded the Gotham Management Group, a political and communications consulting firm.  Her political resume includes campaign consulting and communications work for hundreds of candidates from local and State Legislative races to campaigns for Governor, Congress and President of the United States.  In 2010, she orchestrated the now famous operation that won Rick Lazio the Republican Nomination at the State GOP Convention.  Following her success, Politico called her, “Lazio’s Vote Counter in Chief.”  She then went on to serve as Lazio’s Statewide Political Director.  She was also involved in several other statewide campaigns that same year and was a prominent figure in the recapturing of ‘Row C’ for the Conservative Party of New York State.

In 2012, Lynn once again put her convention and grassroots expertise to work in engineering the strategy that took an unknown United States Senate candidate, elevating her to leading party nominee and eventual primary victor, besting a sitting US Congressman and County elected official with more than 50% of the vote, in the three way contest.

Lynn served as the National Political Director for the movement to draft Donald Trump for President.  Recently, she was asked to put a team from New York together to coordinate a 44 stop bus tour for Newt Gingrich for President, 2012.  She is also involved in Tipping Point, led by three-term New York Governor George Pataki, is a SuperPAC positioned to put their unique knowledge, experience and record of success to work and grow the Republican Majority in the House.

2013 was a great year for Lynn & TCG, helping elect Ed Day Rockland County Executive, taking back control of the Schoharie County Board of Supervisors, strengthening the GOP majority in Otsego County, and working with over 50 different candidates from across New York.

In 2014, Lynn & TCG worked with John Cahill, Candidate for NYS Attorney General, as well as other various candidates across New York, including Chris Day, Candidate for NY’s 17th Congressional District. With 42% of the Vote, Chris nearly tackled a 26 year incumbent and a giant within the Washington, D.C. establishment.

Among the biggest victories in 2015, Lynn & TCG were thrilled to work with Rob Rolison, the newly elected Mayor of the City of Poughkeepsie, George Hoehmann, Supervisor of Clarkstown, Brenda Freedman, Erie County Family County Judge, Kyrstyna Mills, Jefferson County District Attorney and Billy Barlow, Oswego’s new Mayor (and the youngest in the nation!)

Lynn is known as the foremost authority on building grassroots efforts and mobilizing volunteers for all types of campaigns.  She is a highly sought after political and communications consultant, who Roger Stone calls, “New York’s #1 political operative” and Arthur Finklestein dubbed a “Superstar.”

Lynn is a Capitol Newspaper 40 under 40 award winner and has been recognized as ‘Woman of the Year’ by many noteworthy organizations. She was also honored with “YR of the Decade” in 2011 by the Young Republican National Federation, an award presented by Governor George E. Pataki, himself. In 2013, Lynn received the prestigious ‘Rising Star’ award from the Campaign & Elections Magazine. She resides in beautiful Cooperstown, NY.

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