Cogent Strategies Welcomes Gina Mahony as Managing Director

WASHINGTON (June 25, 2024) – Cogent Strategies today announced that Gina Mahony, a veteran Democratic strategist with more than 25 years of experience, will join the firm as a Managing Director.   

Mahony, who has run her own successful consultancy, Domer Consulting, since 2016, will integrate her skills, clients and policy smarts into Cogent Strategies’ public affairs practice. 

During her tenure on Capitol Hill, Mahony served as a Senior Policy Advisor to House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer and held key positions with several Democratic members of Congress, including two founding members of the New Democrat Coalition. Her experience also includes roles at the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools and Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck. 

“I have worked alongside Gina for years and admired her roll-up-her-sleeves attitude and political acumen that delivers results for her clients,” said Cogent Founder and CEO Kimberley Fritts. “She brings with her a wealth of expertise in the energy, education and tax sectors that will strengthen Cogent’s ability to service clients across these critical sectors. I expect her to be a great complement to our existing bipartisan team of public affairs professionals.” 

“I have always been impressed with Cogent’s work and am thrilled to join a bipartisan team of professionals who are committed to client success,” said Mahony. “With the focus on the November elections, I’m looking forward to helping our clients prepare for 2025 and the 119th Congress.”

At Cogent Strategies, Mahony will leverage her extensive Capitol Hill experience and policy expertise to advise clients on complex legislative and regulatory matters.  

Mahony’s understanding of the interplay between business interests and Democratic policy priorities will enhance Cogent’s ability to develop effective, bipartisan strategies for its clients. Mahony’s addition strengthens the firm’s capabilities in the energy, tax, health care and education sectors — areas where she has demonstrated significant policy expertise and instincts throughout her career. 

Cogent Strategies is an independent certified woman-owned small business specializing in government relations, communications and digital and research.  

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