Bridget E. McAuliffe is a lobbyist in Barnes & Thornburg's Columbus, Ohio, office, where she is a member of the firm's Government Services and Finance Department.
Bridget serves as a lobbyist representing clients before the Ohio General Assembly and Executive agencies. She assists clients with government procurement opportunities, biennium and capital budget strategies, legislative consulting, bill analysis, issue management and political action committee (PAC) fundraising strategies. She has provided comprehensive grassroots programs and media strategies for clients to assist with public policy efforts. Bridget has also overseen the development of website and communications for lobbying clients, including weekly legislative updates, client advisories and customized reports for individual clients.
Prior to joining the firm, Bridget was a senior legislative consultant responsible for direct lobbying services at the state and local level for various key clients, including pharmacies and pharmaceutical benefit managers, insurance, healthcare, technology, energy and manufacturing clients.
Bridget has nearly 15 years of experience in the marketing and communications industry. She previously was managing owner of a marketing company and served in various capacities with two different advertising firms.
Bridget currently serves on the board of directors for A Kid Again, a charity that provides opportunities for children with terminal illness to be a 'kid again.' She was recently elected to serve on the board of the Ohio Lobbying Association (OLA), and is a 2015 graduate of Leadership Columbus. She is a 2013 graduate and former board member of the JoAnn Davidson Leadership Institute. Currently, she serves as the chairwoman of the Health Care Committee of the Ohio Federation of Republican Women (OFRW). In addition she has been deeply involved in professional organizations, including with the Columbus chapter of the American Marketing Association where she served as president and vice president of membership, and is a member of the Ohio Lobbying Association. She also helped to establish the Columbus chapter of the Foundation Fighting Blindness, and continues to support the organization, and also as served secretary and development committee member of Prevent Blindness Ohio.