Rebecca Marino

Co-Vice Chair

 Rebecca Marino is Senior Vice President at Ostroff Associates. She joined OA in 2017 with two decades of government affairs and state government experience.

At OA, she represents a myriad of businesses, associations and not-for-profits in the environment and energy sector, manufacturing, health, aging, professions and transportation.  On behalf of her clients, she has developed tailored strategies to achieve their goals.  Rebecca has successfully advocated for millions of dollars of funding, garnered approval for dozens of pieces of legislation and prevented harmful policies from coming to fruition.  Rebecca assists her clients in successfully navigating state regulatory affairs and forming collaborative relationships with stakeholders.   

Prior to joining OA, Rebecca served as Vice President of Government Affairs at CHMS for eight years representing not-for-profit associations and businesses across various sectors.  

In New York State government, Rebecca served as Director of Operations and Legislative Director for NYS Senator Betty Little.  In this role, she drafted and gained passage of legislation with statewide implication and local significance, as well as numerous constitutional amendments related to the Adirondack Park. In addition, Rebecca was one of the drafters of the Shared Municipal Services Incentive program.  At the same time, she also served as the Committee Director for the NYS Senate Local Government committee, coordinating the activities of one of the Senate’s largest committees and negotiating the local government portion of the State Budget.

Rebecca also worked in the Office of Special Projects under Governor George E. Pataki, where she provided policy research for the Governor and his senior advisors.  She began her career in public service in the NYS Assembly, as a Legislative Aide and Chief of Staff to Assemblywoman Betty Little.

Through her varied experiences, Rebecca has developed in-depth knowledge of the State legislative and budget processes with specific expertise in aging and long-term care, economic development, energy and environment, public health, local government, manufacturing, professions, and transportation. Rebecca currently serves on the Board of the Women’s Energy Network Greater Albany Chapter.  She holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Delaware.

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