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Paul AndersonDirector of Policy and Research
Paul Anderson works to advance the legislative priorities of community and economic development clients by lobbying Congress and federal agencies on their behalf. Collecting and analyzing data and case studies, Paul also creates policy tools, including comprehensive reports used in the firm's lobbying and advocacy efforts.
Lana ChapmanOffice Manager
Lana Chapman has been a key figure at Rapoza Associates since 1992, involved in all aspects of the firm’s evolution and management. Previously she served as office manager for the consulting firm of Temple, Barker & Sloane (later merged with Mercer Management) and as the administrative assistant to the legislative director of the American Civil Liberties Union. Lana is a graduate of the University of Maryland with a degree in Business Administration and Human Resources.
Jake Kohn, Policy AssociatePolicy Associate
Jake focuses on federal rural housing and infrastructure programs at Rapoza Associates. In this capacity, he conducts research and creates policy materials on rural housing and water and wastewater issues. He provides membership development and management support for the National Rural Housing Coalition and the Friends of the SBA Microloan Program. Jake is a graduate of Brooklyn Law School and Yeshiva University and is a member of the New York and Washington D.C. Bar Association.
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Ayrianne ParksDirector of Policy and Public Affairs
Ayrianne Parks works with the firm’s community development clients to achieve their legislative and advocacy goals. Ayrianne also lobbies on small business issues and appropriations. In this capacity, she creates advocacy materials and messaging, as well as curating content for print and online, aimed at cultivating congressional and public support for the firm, its clients, and their work.