CHICAGO – December 6, 2021 – Cozen O'Connor Public Strategies welcomed Sydney Corryn Holman to its growing City of Chicago and State of Illinois practices. Holman joins the firm from Governor J.B. Pritzker's office, where she was Deputy Director – Legislative Affairs and House Liaison – Legislative Affairs.
"I am thrilled she has chosen to join our team," says John F. Dunn, managing director at Cozen O'Connor Public Strategies. "Sydney has a wealth of experience and relationships in both Springfield and Chicago that will be extremely beneficial to our clients."
"In just three years, our team in Chicago has grown to become one of the largest government relations groups in the state," says Howard Schweitzer, CEO of Cozen O'Connor Public Strategies. "It mirrors our tremendous growth in Washington, D.C., New York, and Pennsylvania, and we will continue to look for opportunities to expand into other large city and state markets across the United States."
In 2021, Cozen O'Connor Public Strategies expanded its nationwide practice with the additions of Brianna Westbrooks in Philadelphia, Tristan Breaux and C. Towner French in Washington, D.C., and Kaitesi Munroe in New York.
Holman most recently worked with Governor Pritzker as deputy director of legislative affairs and house liaison of legislative affairs. While working for the governor, she lobbied the governor's aggressive agenda on pensions and business reform, gaming initiatives, higher education issues, and health care accessibility. She also managed several issues pertaining to college accessibility, K-12 education protocol, health care affordability, and business enterprise programs related to procurement. Her previous experience includes serving as the legislative coordinator of legislative affairs for the Office of the President – Cook County Board in Chicago and as a research and appropriations analyst for the Office of the Speaker, Illinois House of Representatives. Holman earned her bachelor's degree from Columbia College Chicago.