MANCHESTER, NH – Devine Millimet announces that Teresa Rhodes Rosenberger has re-joined the firm as President of Devine Strategies, focusing on strategic planning and consulting to corporations, public utilities, trade and business associations, energy and telecommunications companies, non-profit organizations, and entrepreneurial start-up companies.
As President of Devine Strategies, the firm’s strategic consulting subsidiary, Teresa and the Devine team will provide strategic planning, coalition and network building, government relations strategy, communications and public relations counsel, community outreach and issues campaign management, political consulting, and comprehensive grassroots counsel. Devine Strategies works with private and public sector clients, helping to manage relationships with local, state, and federal governmental agencies.
Prior to joining Devine Strategies, Ms. Rosenberger was the New Hampshire State President of FairPoint Communications. In that role, she was responsible for all external affairs, regulatory matters, government affairs, public relations, and economic development in the state of New Hampshire. Prior to joining FairPoint, Teresa was the Director of Devine Millimet’s Governmental Relations and Regulatory Affairs practice group.
Jon Sparkman, firm president notes: “We are thrilled to welcome Teresa back to Devine. Teresa brings an extraordinary amount of expertise to the firm. Her understanding of operating a public utility in a competitive industry coupled with her expertise in legislative and regulatory environments, as well as her business relationships honed over a long career in New England and Washington, D.C., give Teresa an invaluable insight into how to strategically operate in a continually changing business climate. This translates into world-class service and value for our clients.”
Teresa began her career at U.S. News and World Report magazine. She was a member of the speech writing and research staff at the White House under the presidencies of Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, and Ronald Reagan. In the late 1970’s, while at the Boston consulting firm of Harbridge House, Teresa conducted management audits of utilities, developed management training programs for business executives, as well as evaluated marketing projects for the automobile industry. From 1989 -1996, she was a political and communications consultant for The American Association of Retired Persons, helping develop federal and state advocacy strategies for AARP’s involvement in the presidential primary and other federal elections. She also consulted for the Healthcare Leadership Committee in Washington, D.C., developing integrated state strategies for healthcare reform legislation. Teresa has worked on issues in the State of New Hampshire for the last two decades.