S4 Group Expands Government Relations Impact

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S4 Group enhances government relations team by hiring three additional strategists.

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Together with our current staff, our bi-partisan government relations and policy group will help our clients more closely navigate, monitor, and positively address the public policy issues that affect their bottom line.

S4 Group, LLC is proud to announce the addition of three expert government relations professionals to the firm’s Washington, D.C. and New York offices. These specialists will connect S4’s clients to a variety of opportunities at the federal, state, and local levels, particularly in the areas of armed services, education, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, financial services, small business, and government contracts.

Joining the firm are David Cherington, Michael Pock, and Aayesha Vichare.

“We’re proud and honored to welcome this outstanding group of professionals to our firm,” said S4 Chairman Mark Kalish. “Over the course of their distinguished careers, they have forged deep connections, and have longstanding experience working on legislation, regulation, and enforcement in the areas that critically affect our clients.”

“Together with our current staff, our bi-partisan government relations and policy group will help our clients more closely navigate, monitor, and positively address the public policy issues that affect their bottom line.”

Jack Feiler, Special Advisor to S4 said, “We are excited to announce this expansion of the firm. S4 Group has a wealth of talented staff with the skills to offer highly effective government relations services and business strategy to the firm’s distinguished roster of clients.”

The new members of S4 Group include:

L. David Cherington, Vice President of Government Relations
With 20 years of experience on and off Capitol Hill, David Cherington has a breadth of experience impacting federal budgets and policy. Cherington has worked for a Congressman on the Appropriations Committee, as well as on the Professional Staff of the Senate Armed Services Committee. Most recently, on behalf of science and technology giant Battelle, Cherington worked to increase federal funding for key science and technology programs, changed laws to drive competitive advantage for his employer, and raise Battelle's profile on Capitol Hill, at the White House and across the agencies.

Michael Pock, Vice President of Government Relations
Michael Pock has over 13 years of experience in government as a senior policy and political advisor to the late United States Senator Frank R. Lautenberg. He also served as an advisor to the transition for United States Senator Jeff Chiesa. In those roles, Pock has worked closely with the automotive industry on manufacturing, finance, and third party vendor issues. His portfolio included financial services issues, business development programs, tourism and trade, Middle-East policy, healthcare, and animal welfare. Pock was the key staff liaison for all service academy nominations and currently serves as a member of the Nomination Interview Board for United States Senator Robert Menendez and Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey.

Aayesha Vichare, Director of Government Relations
Ms. Vichare brings extensive world and legislative experience from her position at St. Mary’s College in Hull England to the office of the late Senator Frank Lautenberg in Newark, NJ. Aayesha spent time working for the Healthcare Institute of New Jersey, as well as various voluntary positions at charitable organizations, including The Clinton Foundation and the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research in Bombay, India.

About S4 Group, LLC: S4 Group is a full-service government relations firm that was established in 2013 with offices in Chicago, New York, and Washington, DC. The S4 Chairman, Mark Kalish, and his Co-Founder, Jack Feiler, are accompanied by JJ Rabinowich as Managing Director of Government Relations, Barbara Singal as Vice President of Operations and Financial Management, and Mark Monelli who is Strategic Project Manager.

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