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Former New York Governor David Paterson. (Photo: Diana Robinson.)

Former New York Governor joins Kivvit

David Paterson becomes part of Maggie Moran’s team

By David Wildstein, September 30 2020 10:01 am

Kivvit, a public affairs firm and communications firm run by longtime New Jersey Democratic strategist Maggie Moran, has added former New York Gov. David Paterson to their team.

Josh Vlasto, who served as chief of staff to Gov. Andrew Cuomo and press secretary to U.S. Senator Charles Schumer, has also joined Kivvit.

“As a former Governor, I have worked with many public affairs firms, but none have impressed me as much as Kivvit,” said David Paterson. “Their continued commitment to data, analytics and innovation is unparalleled in this space. I am excited to be a part of this team and bring my years of experience to the growing firm.”

Kivvit has offices in New Jersey, New York, Washington, Chicago, Miami and Boston.

“Kivvit is built for moments like this, and right now is the perfect time for us to recruit and retain world-class talent. Our strong focus on data-driven public affairs and issues management is putting us at the forefront with our clients as they manage both opportunities and risk in this complex geopolitical environment,” said Moran and Eric Sedler, the Kivvit managing partners. “In fact, this volatile period is requiring organizations to run more sophisticated campaigns than ever before. This group of accomplished professionals will add to Kivvit’s already robust ability to run sophisticated campaigns to accomplish critical outcomes.”

Moran worked for Bill Clinton’s 1996 re-election campaign, ran Al Gore’s New Jersey operation in 2000, directed Jim McGreevey’s coordinated campaign in 2001, and played a leading role in Frank Lautenberg’s return to the U.S. Senate in 2002.  She served as deputy chief of staff to Gov. Jon Corzine and managed Corzine’s 2009 re-election campaign.  In 2018, Moran was campaign manager for Cuomo’ 64% re-election victory.

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