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Paul Klein named 2023 Top Lobbyist

Updated: Nov 28, 2023


The National Institute for Lobbying & Ethics (NILE) announced that TriStrat's Paul Klein has been named a 2023 Top Lobbyist.



NILE creates an annual list that recognizes excellence in lobbying while ensuring the selection process is purely merit-based. A dedicated panel of judges blindly evaluates each nominee to guarantee that the honor of being a Top Lobbyist is earned solely through outstanding performance and dedication to their profession in the given year.


“This award celebrates the top in our profession this year,” stated Jocelyn Hong, NILE President. “This award recognizes those who have made significant contributions to those they represent, as well as those who have made a commitment to giving back through pro-bono work. Given the number of local, state, and federal lobbyists, grassroots, and PAC professionals, to be singled out by your peers for this award has real meaning,” added Hong.


The 2023 Top Lobbyist list is a diverse representation of the advocacy profession, featuring lobbyists, PAC professionals, and grassroots professionals who were nominated by their peers. These individuals have not only demonstrated their exceptional skills in advocacy but have also showcased innovation and thought leadership, earned high regard from their clients and peers, and actively contribute to their community through charity/pro-bono work. Their dedication, expertise, and commitment to ethical practices have made them exemplary representations of the profession. More at https://www.lobbyinginstitute.com/post/nile-announces-the-2023-top-lobbyist-recipients


Some of Klein's highlights from 2023 include helping to pass the most comprehensive insurance reforms in the country, achieve a record-high pay increase for state police officers, pass Nevada’s Down Syndrome Information Act, and allocate millions in transportation funding for public charter schools.


More about Klein: Paul Klein is a government relations and public affairs expert representing the Nevada Police Union, Nevada Dental Association, and Academica Nevada, to name a few. Prior to joining Tri-Strategies, Klein was partnered at public affairs firm Argentum Partners, creative director for national advertising agency White Rabbit, communications and public information officer for City of Reno government, and creative director of Klein Advertising.


Klein studied criminal justice as an undergraduate at the University of Nevada and went on to earn an M.B.A. in 2014. Klein served as a City of Reno Commissioner from 2007 to 2011. He chaired the 2017 Heart Gala for the American Heart Association and volunteers for the Red Cross. Since 2005, Klein has served as a board member for the American Advertising Federation and holds the organization's ethics in advertising certification. Klein is also a board member of the Reno Aquatic Club.

Klein's advertising and political campaigns have won dozens of Addys, Savvys, Aces, Marcoms, Hermes, and Emmys. He was honored in 2010 as a Twenty Under 40 Award recipient and University of Nevada Young Alumnus of the Year.


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