Former Corbett Chief of Staff Lands New Job
Leslie Gromis Baker will join law firm Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney as the co-chair and managing director of its State and Federal Government Relations practice, the firm announced Monday. Gromis Baker will take up the position March 2.
This will not be the first time Gromis Baker has worked with Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney. She was affiliated with the firm from 2006 until July 2013.
Gromis Baker will work alongside the firm’s other new co-chair of the State and Federal Government Relations practice, Robert Shuster. Shuster is best known as a political operative for various judicial and gubernatorial campaigns. He also served a member of President George W. Bush’s Transportation Transition Team.
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney CEO John Barbour stated the firm was “thrilled to have her back on our team.”
“Leslie has proven herself as one of the premier political strategists and consultants in the country in both the public and private sector, and at every level of government — all the way up to the White House,” Barbour said, adding that she will bring the Government Relations practice “to even higher levels of success.”
Along with her role in the Corbett administration, Gromis Baker served as the Pennsylvania state political director for George W. Bush and as political director to former Gov. Tom Ridge.
“I’m excited to return to Buchanan and I’m looking forward to working closely with Bob to service the firm’s well-established client base and help the practice continue to grow,” Gromis Baker said in a statement.
Shuster was equally optimistic about the new partnership.
“It’s an honor to work alongside Leslie, and I know that we can achieve great things for the firm’s clients on both a state and federal level,” Shuster stated. “She is a consummate professional who will significantly add to our existing capabilities.”