Esme is a member of Butler Snow’s Regulatory and Government group. Her practice is focused on governmental relations, regulatory and public affairs, and strategic business consulting and advocacy.

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Civic Involvement

  • Texas Exes
    • Finance Committee Board Member, 2018-Present
  • Delta Delta Delta Alumni Association
  • The University of Texas’ Theta Zeta House Corporation of Delta Delta Delta
    • Treasurer, December 2012-Present
  • Texas Cannabis Council
    • Board of Directors, Treasurer, 2019-2021

Distinctions

  • Certified Public Accountant, Texas

Education & Honors

  • University of Texas at Austin, M.P.A., 2009
  • University of Texas at Austin, B.B.A., Finance and Accounting, 2008

Experience

  • Governmental affairs expert with over ten years of experience in Texas government affairs and politics providing strategic counsel for a wide arrange of industries.
  • Draws upon corporate background in accounting and finance to provide a nuanced viewpoint when creating and implementing client focused governmental affairs strategies.
  • Secured state and federal appropriations of $500M for public private partnerships using federal funds administered through Texas’ LIHTC, CDBG and NMTC programs.
  • Manage and advise client’s political giving campaigns for state and federal elected officials.
  • Provide legislative advocacy and lobbying services to clients involved in tax policy, banking, multifamily housing development, gaming, technology, agriculture, healthcare and oil and gas industries.
  • Provide political risk analysis to assist clients in measuring political exposure and create mitigation strategies that reduce volatility and enhance business resilience.
  • Represent for-profit multifamily housing development clients at the TDHCA and assist them in navigating the LIHTC 9% and 4% programs, multifamily bonds, multifamily direct loans and other special funding initiatives.
  • Represent multi state medical cannabis operators regarding efforts to enter the Texas market.
  • Represent a large electric cooperative’s legislative response regarding updates to the state’s electrical grid and broadband deployment.
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*Non-attorney Senior Government Relations Advisor