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Meet Your Team

C & G Strategies, LLC is not just your traditional lobbying firm. What sets C & G Strategies apart is not the “us” – at C & G Strategies, it’s about you. Our team works collaboratively with clients to put them in the best possible position to succeed. And while there are no guarantees, our professionals have an impressive record of success for clients.

 

Launched in January 2024, the former Dentons Cohen & Grigsby public affairs group teamed up with Pittsburgh-based Caliguiri Group to form a new Pennsylvania communications and government relations firm. Based out of its Harrisburg office on Pine Street, C & G also has a presence in Pittsburgh.

 

Our team includes seasoned professionals who are veterans in public affairs and use their unique backgrounds, bipartisan connections, and governmental experience to benefit clients across Pennsylvania.

David Caliguiri

Co-Founder/Managing Partner

With more than 25 years of experience in government, public affairs, and strategic communications, David comes from The Caliguiri Group, a firm he founded in 2011. After successfully managing several political campaigns, David was also an integral part of Pittsburgh First’s campaign for a Pennsylvania state gaming license. 

 

Prior to launching his own firm, David was a lobbyist representing clients before local and state governments. He is an active member of the Pittsburgh community and sits on the boards of several nonprofit organizations serving the region.  
 

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David Caliguiri

Co-Founder/
Managing Partner

With more than 25 years of experience in government, public affairs, and strategic communications, David comes from The Caliguiri Group, a firm he founded in 2011. After successfully managing several political campaigns, David was also an integral part of Pittsburgh First’s campaign for a Pennsylvania state gaming license. Prior to launching his own firm, David was a lobbyist representing clients before local and state governments. He is an active member of the Pittsburgh community and sits on the boards of several nonprofit organizations serving the region.

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Tony Crisci

Co-Founder/
Managing Partner

He has dedicated his entire career to government relations, representing a variety of corporations and non-profit organizations from across the Commonwealth. An effective advocate, his experience and reputation helps make connections between his clients and policy makers. Tony is an active and well-respected participant in the legislative process in Harrisburg. Tony is known for his tireless work ethic and his ability to bring together stakeholders on any issue to find commonalities and work together. His expertise lies in government relations, legislative strategy, political action committee (PAC) regulation, and lobbying regulation. Tony is also a frequent continuing legal education (CLE) presenter.

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Amie M. Downs

Senior Vice President of Communications

Amie’s 25 years of experience in communications and government includes 12 years in an executive leadership position reflecting significant responsibility for establishing and implementing goals, policies, procedures, strategic direction, and engagement initiatives. In her roles with local, county and state governments, she has navigated complex environments, developed and maintained strong bipartisan relationships, and interacted effectively with journalists in local, state, and national outlets. Amie thrives on challenges and is skilled at handling media relations, crisis communications, message development, communications plans, coordinated media and public service campaigns, and public announcements. She is well known for her collaborative work with both internal and external stakeholders and has a proven ability to convey highly complex information in clear, compelling ways. Amie’s experience in launching initiatives and creating procedural and organizational processes also serves clients well.

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Nello Giorgetti

Senior Vice President of Government Relations

In his 25 years as a lobbyist, Nello has developed significant experience in the legislative process. As a government affairs professional, his greatest accomplishments have included passing the Medical Cannabis law in Pennsylvania, working on funding for a new arena, passing City of Pittsburgh fiscal bailout, and ensuring provisions in the gaming law for a constant stream of funding for the Pittsburgh International Airport. Nello focuses on working collaboratively with his clients and keeping them informed throughout the process. He prides himself on being honest with clients and ensuring that their expectations are realistic. He has successfully represented clients in the non-profit, government, development industry, and issue advocacy sectors.

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