Our Team

Urban Swirski was founded by veteran lobbyists Anne Urban and Sandra Swirski, whose working relationship has spanned almost 20 years.  Anne Urban, a Democrat, previously served as a senior advisor on financial services, tax and the economy to active policy makers within the Senate and House.  In addition, Ms. Urban ran two congressional campaigns for House Democrats.  Republican Sandra Swirski worked as Tax Counsel for Senate Finance Committee members and was an executive at a Fortune 10 company. A leading Washington publication has included both Ms. Urban and Ms. Swirski on its list of top 10 tax lobbyists.  Partner Michael McHugh has worked on a range of issues, including many before the powerful Senate Finance and Energy Committees, while serving in the office of a well-respected Republican Senator.  He was also named one of the District’s most influential Republicans under 35. Senior Advisor Andrea Bottner is an expert in women's issues, having served at the U.S. Department of State as the Director of the Office of International Women's Issues and at the U.S. Department of Justice as the Acting Director of the Office on Violence Against Women. Joanne Florino joins Urban Swirski as a Senior Advisor with more than 40 years of experience in the nonprofit sector as an executive at several private foundations and serving on nonprofit boards.

Our skilled staff of former congressional aides adds to our reach.  Sara Barba served with Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) and Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO). Emi Joy served on the Senate Banking Committee and with Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH). Ali Davidson served with Representative Carlos Curbelo (R-FL). 

Our reputation is built on integrity, loyalty and personal commitment.  We stand ready to help you achieve your goals in Washington.

 
 
 
 
 
 

SARA BARBA

Senior Government Relations Associate

sbarba@urbanswirski.com

 

EMI L. JOY

Junior Government Relations Associate

ejoy@urbanswirski.com

 
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Ali Davidson

Junior Government Relations Associate

adavidson@urbanswirski.com

 

Urban Swirski & Associates

The Homer Building

601 13th Street NW, Suite 950 South
Washington, D.C. 20005

Phone: (202) 469-3160
Email: info@urbanswirski.com