Thursday, October 2, 2014

B3 Strategies Expands with Addition of Erin Mahrt and Emily Rice

PHOENIX, Ariz. (October 2, 2014) – B3 Strategies is pleased to announce that Erin Mahrt, Government Relations Associate, and Emily Rice, Government Relations Assistant, have joined the public policy firm.

“I am very fortunate to have found two talented young people who are passionate about being involved in Arizona public policy,” said Russell Smoldon, CEO of B3 Strategies. “The knowledge and experience Erin and Emily bring are essential to supporting and growing the services B3 offers to clients. I’m very happy to have them on board.”

Mahrt earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Arizona State University. She recently earned her juris doctor from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. While in law school, Mahrt was involved in a number of organizations, including serving as a member of the Student Bar Association and as an associate editor on the Law Journal for Social Justice. She is passionate about public health and the law-making process, and hopes to further those interests while working for B3.

“I’m very excited to be a part of B3 and to have the opportunity to learn from and work with Russell Smoldon,” said Mahrt. “I look forward to assisting our clients with their public policy needs. In addition, I feel very fortunate to be associated with a law firm as prestigious as Jennings, Strouss & Salmon.”

Rice earned her Bachelor of Arts in English and History from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington. Prior to joining B3 Strategies, she worked as a Communications Manager for GameTruck Licensing, LLC in Tempe, AZ where she handled the company’s social media and internal communications, as well as assisting in the discovery process of new potential franchises.

“I am thrilled to be part of B3 Strategies,” said Rice. “Working with a team that is dedicated to helping clients achieve their goals and solve the problems they face is an amazing opportunity. I’m looking forward to contributing every way I can.”

About B3 Strategies
“Building Public Policy Brick-By-Brick”
Positioned as “The Public Policy Architects,” B3 Strategies, an affiliate of Jennings, Strouss & Salmon law firm, provides clients with the knowledge and tools needed to present, support and implement public policy to address issues affecting their businesses. B3 Strategies leverages relationships with an extensive network of government officials, legislators and the business community to develop and implement public policy strategies at the local state, and federal levels for a wide-range of industries, including those focused on energy, water, taxation, environmental, health care and economic development issues.

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About Jennings, Strouss & Salmon
Jennings Strouss & Salmon is one of the Southwest's leading law firms, providing business, litigation and regulatory legal counsel for over 70 years through its offices in Phoenix and Peoria, and Yuma, Arizona; and Washington, D.C. For additional information please visit and follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.

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