Sam Goldstein Joins Marino as Director of Land Use and Public Policy
NEW YORK– May 13, 2019 – Marino – a New York City-based strategic communications firm – today announced that Sam Goldstein has joined the agency as Director of Land Use and Public Policy.
Goldstein brings to Marino more than a decade of professional experience in government relations, public affairs and political campaigns, most recently having cultivated deep relationships and expertise in the aviation industry as a founder of the Helicopter Tourism & Jobs Council, an advocacy organization that represents the Air Tour industry in New York City.
A veteran of dozens of political campaigns, Goldstein previously served for over five years as the director of government relations for Selfhelp Community Services, one of New York’s largest senior housing and social service organizations. Recently, he was a principle at Kivvit Public Affairs and has advised start-ups, not for profits, and Fortune 500 companies on dealings with local governments. Goldstein is also on the Board of Directors of Saker Aviation, a publicly traded company.
“Sam will be a tremendous asset in helping to grow the agency’s thriving land use and advocacy practice,” said John F. Marino, President at Marino. “We are thrilled to have him join our dynamic team and feel confidently that his expertise will add significant value for the legacy and recently-won clients Marino represents in this sector.”
Goldstein is a graduate of The School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University.
Founded in 1993, Marino has successfully represented a wide array of clients such as McDonald’s, Walmart, The Home Depot, Derek Jeter’s Turn 2 Foundation, Crain’s New York Business and the iconic One World Trade Center, as well as a host of some of New York City’s most widely respected real estate companies, trade associations and not-for-profits.
In 2017, the agency was named one of the nation’s top PR firms by The Observer.