WASHINGTON, D.C. – The leading bipartisan government relations firm Mehlman Castagnetti Rosen & Thomas (Mehlman Castagnetti) announced today that it is continuing to add top-tier talent, bringing on senior Democratic Hill staffer Rosemary Gutierrez as a Principal. Gutierrez spent more than two decades in the United States Senate—as Deputy Chief of Staff and Legislative Director with Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA). Most recently, Gutierrez was with Humana, a fortune 100 health insurance company.
While working for Congress, Gutierrez most recently served as Deputy Chief of Staff and Legislative Director for Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) where she oversaw the Senator’s entire legislative agenda including her roles on the Finance, Commerce, Indian Affairs, Small Business, and Energy Committees.
“Rosemary is an all-star, said Mehlman Castagnetti Partner Lauren Aronson. “Her long government experience and deep policy expertise will provide enormous value to our clients.
Gutierrez began her Congressional career working with Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), where she was a senior advisor to the Senator on appropriations, foreign affairs, immigration, and human rights. She also gained significant political experience supporting Senator Harkin’s re-election campaigns. Prior to working for Senator Harkin, she served as a Political Affairs Officer with the United Nations Transitional Administration in East Timor and a Human Rights Officer and Special Assistant to the Organization of American States/UN International Mission in Haiti. Gutierrez is a native of Iowa and holds a BA in Political Science from St. Ambrose University.
“I am honored to become part of the Mehlman Castagnetti team,” Gutierrez said. “My new colleagues have a well-deserved reputation for delivering results for clients through hard work, creativity, and determination.”
Mehlman Castagnetti Rosen & Thomas is a full-service, bipartisan government relations firm whose partners and principals have decades of political and policy experience. Known for creativity, determination, and uncompromising integrity, the firm help clients win legislative and regulatory battles, build their brand, establish key relationships, and elevate their stature inside the beltway.