Mulberry Public Affairs LLC
Local Engagement

About

Message. Mobilize. Mulberry.

History

Amy Kaminski and Ashley Henry Shook have worked together since 2011, first at an independent government affairs firm and then at an ancillary government affairs firm of a major international law firm.  Ashley specialized in grassroots lobbying, strategic communications, government relations, and business development, while Amy focused on government relations, grassroots lobbying, lobbying disclosure compliance, and general business consulting.  We came to develop a natural synergy rooted in a strong and diligent work ethic.  We realized that together, we can make anything happen.  We decided to harness that energy to start our own public affairs firm and help our clients achieve their issue advocacy goals. 

Why Mulberry?  A shade of purple, Mulberry represents the combination of our differing political views and collaborative spirit. Mulberry is truly a bi-partisan firm, leveraging contacts and experience from both sides of the aisle.  Combined, Amy and Ashley have more than 30 years of experience in Mulberry's service offerings.  

 

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At Mulberry, we understand that hiring a public affairs firm is an investment.  We'll be happy to talk with you about your goals and develop a scope of work and fee that fits within your budget.  

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Principals

 
 
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Amy Kaminski

From beginning her career in public relations to starting her own public affairs firm in 2018, Amy has had the opportunity to work with some of the most prestigious companies and non-profits in the region.  Serving as a Managing Director for Duane Morris Government Strategies, Amy was responsible for the management and direction of all administrative areas of the firm.  Amy's client work has focused on developing and implementing governmental strategies at the local, state, and federal levels for non-profit and education clients.  Her work has helped some of Pennsylvania's top universities and cultural institutions find the funding needed to expand, while benefiting the communities in which they operate.  Amy was named to Pittsburgh Magazine’s 40 Under 40 list in 2010, a Pittsburgh Business Times Fast-Tracker in 2004 and was a CFO of the Year Awards finalist in 2006, 2007 and 2008.

 

Education

FRANKLIN & MARSHALL COLLEGE
Bachelor of Arts, 2000

UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH'S JOSEPH M. KATZ GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS, ENTREPRENEURIAL FELLOWSHIP CENTER
Certificate of Academic Achievement

Activities & Affiliations

• Pennsylvania Women Work Corporate Advisory Committee, Member
• United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania Women's Leadership Council, Member
• Graduate of Leadership Pittsburgh Class XXX

 

 

 
 

 
 
 
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Ashley Henry Shook

Ashley has spent more than 15 years in both the public and private sectors, helping elected officials navigate the public domain and supporting clients in executing their legislative and organizational agendas. Ashley began her career in county government, later serving as a finance director for a Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate. She most recently served as the Director of Grassroots Lobbying for Duane Morris Government Strategies, where she handled multi-state, issue advocacy campaigns for clients across a broad range of industries and sectors, including energy, education, telecommunications, and healthcare. Ashley has been successful in securing earned media for her clients in every media market across the Commonwealth and has served as the spokesperson for a number of statewide initiatives. 

 

Education

CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY
M.S., Public Policy & Management

ROBERT MORRIS UNIVERSITY
B.A., Communications

Activities & Affiliations

• Allegheny County Airport Authority, Board Member
• Downtown Pittsburgh Community Development Corporation, Board Member
• Junior Achievement of Western Pennsylvania, Young Professionals Board Member