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Husch Blackwell Strategies

Sarah M. Peters was thrilled to open the Maryland office of Husch Blackwell Strategies, a lobbying firm that has offices in five states and the District of Columbia, in early 2020.

Peters had previously worked as legislative manager in the Maryland Transit Authority and for the Bellamy Genn Group, a lobbying firm in Annapolis.

But when Husch Blackwell called, she was happy to say yes.

“In a new day of Maryland politics where young professionals are thriving, the goals I set out to achieve before 40 became reality 10 years earlier,” she said, naming her work for Husch Blackwell her most significant professional accomplishment.

“Almost a year and a half and a global pandemic since the start of the Husch Blackwell Strategies Maryland office, I have grown our practice by one and successfully represent a number of clients.”

The pandemic did not make her job easier.

“Businesses had to adapt to the pandemic and the inability to communicate face-toface,” she said. “Government relations firms were no exception and with all eyes on government, clients turned to me for information on executive orders, relief programs and legislation. This was a continuous task, monitoring municipalities, counties, and state and federal efforts.”

Peters earned a bachelor’s in political science from American University and, in 2015, her law degree from the University of Baltimore School of Law.

“This recognition is not just an award,” Peters said of her VIP honor. “It is an encouragement to continue thinking, and think bigger, about how to make our communities and state a place where people thrive.

“It also sheds light on advocates who share a similar passion and connects us as potential allies in each other’s priorities for the greater good,” she said.

This is a winner profile from The Daily Record's VIP List awards. Information for this profile was sourced from the honoree's application for the award.