Taft Law’s bipartisan and diverse federal and state Public Affairs Strategies Group (PASG) continues to grow with the addition of Camille Blunt. Blunt joins the firm as a director of public affairs with more than 15 years of legislative lobbying experience at the local, state, and federal levels. She is also experienced in advising and certifying businesses as women, minority, disabled, and veteran-owned enterprises.
Blunt brings significant experience to Taft’s diverse and bipartisan public affairs group and expands the firm’s Indiana presence. In February 2021, Taft announced that 11 attorneys, lobbyists, and/or support professionals joined the firm en masse to launch PASG, which was followed by integrating the existing Taft government affairs attorneys and lobbyists into PASG’s client service. Three additional attorneys and/or lobbyists have joined Taft’s PASG since the February announcement as the result of an ongoing aggressive recruiting strategy. Since 2017, Taft has grown from approximately 400 attorneys to 625 today.
Blunt will represent clients in a wide range of policy matters before state legislative and executive agencies and will advocate the interest of clients on government contracts, grant and incentive programs, and legislative and regulatory matters.
Prior to joining Taft, Blunt served as director of the Office of Minority and Women Business Development in the Indianapolis Mayor’s Office promoting a culture of inclusiveness in business opportunities and economic growth, and furthering the sustainability of business enterprises owned by minorities, women, veterans, and people living with disabilities. In addition, she served as legislative director for the City of Indianapolis, a role she began in January 2016.
Prior to joining the city, Blunt served as vice president of government affairs at a local law firm where she served the needs of legislative clients through grassroots lobbying, political action committee management, state and local legislative lobbying, and relationship development.
“Camille is another great addition to our Public Affairs Strategies Group, a team that we continue to grow strategically with the hiring of top public affairs professionals,” said Carl Drummer, co-chair of Taft’s PASG. “Taft clients will benefit greatly from her legislative lobbying experience as well as her experience advising and certifying women, minority, disabled, and veteran-owned businesses.”
Taft continues to be strategic in its growth to expand its public affairs advisory work in the government contracting area, housing, and urban development matters, as well as the energy, environmental, IT and data privacy, and health care industries. Taft’s PASG also provides important legal and advocacy work at the state, county, and township levels on behalf of clients before legislative, public, and regulatory entities.