Gregory Lavine Vice President Government Affairs Email Greg Lavine brings over twenty years of experience in government relations, public affairs, communications, and political strategy to McBride Consulting and Business Development Group. Greg has served in all sectors of government at the municipal, state, federal, and international levels. He possesses a deep understanding of public affairs and governance, allowing him to advise clients using sophisticated strategies for complex issues. He has represented a diverse array of interests, including a specialized practice in the emerging cannabis industry in New York. Click to read honors and affiliations, and career history Career Prior to joining McBride Consulting, Greg worked with a large public affairs firm serving clients in non-profit, corporate, political, healthcare, retail, transportation-technology, and real estate spaces. Greg had a seat at the table in local and federal matters as District Director to Congresswoman Grace Meng and Chief to Staff to former New York City Councilmember Karen Koslowitz. He started his career as an aide to former Delaware Governor Ruth Ann Minner, a Legislative Assistant in the Delaware State Senate, and as an intern in (former) United States Senator Joe Biden’s office. Greg also has experience in the international realm, working at the United Nations and with a global NGO. He is a proud alumnus of the University of Delaware and attended the Graduate Program in International Affairs at The New School. Greg’s community commitment extends to his board memberships with the American Red Cross Long Island Chapter, Maple Grove Cemetery, and Friends of the Queensway.