About Us

Knight Public Affairs LLC was founded in September of 2010 in Whitewater Wisconsin.  We began with the goal of satisfying the public affairs needs of both the Whitewater community and the state of Wisconsin as a whole.  

Meet our team:

 

Jeffery P. Knight-Chairman & Managing Director

 

Jeff provides extensive international, federal, state, local and business experience to clients who wish to transform their ideas into a positive, real-world outcome. He brings his unique experiences to clients in need of consulting, management, and governmental affairs services and understands how to transform their ideas into reality.

Jeff offers clients an extensive background in consulting services, association management, governmental affairs, monitoring and research, grants, funding and procurement, grass roots campaigns and various other government services.

  

 

 

He is also very active in the Whitewater community serving on the following boards:

  • Greater Whitewater Committee, Inc., President and CEO
  • Whitewater University Technology Park, Board Member
  • Whitewater Leads, Board of Directors Member
  • Bethel House, Immediate Past President
  • Discover Whitewater Series, Executive Director

 

Eric T. Knight-President & Director of Government Affairs

Eric Knight

 

Eric is the President and Government Affairs Director for Knight Public Affairs and brings 15 years of experience in Wisconsin government, campaigns, and lobbying. Eric has led many legislative successes on behalf of our clients in almost every sector of the Wisconsin economy. Before beginning at Knight Public Affairs in 2012, he was appointed by the Governor as the Assistant Deputy Secretary for the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions (DFI). While in that role, along with assisting in the management of the agency, he worked directly with Congress, state legislators, industry leaders and other key stakeholders on laws affecting the financial industry. 

Prior to his time at DFI, Eric spent five years as Chief of Staff in the Wisconsin Legislature. He has also worked on numerous legislative campaigns and is currently a member of the Association of Wisconsin Lobbyists. Eric currently serves as Vice-President of the Tourism Federation of Wisconsin. 

 

 

Alexandria J. Goodwin-Salas- Director of Operations and Research

 

Alexandria brings a corporate communications mindset to the Knight Public Affairs team. Alexandria monitors bills and governmental issues, and communicates those issues to clients. She understands how to prepare documents, and thoroughly knows how to initiate, plan, and execute a project fit to the client's idea. With experience in organization management and strategic planning, she understands how to push a business to the next level. Her wide skill set centers in the areas of writing, membership coordination, meeting material preparation, legal document formation and the daily operations of the organization. Alexandria has experience in managing public relations affairs, association management activities and developing promotional and communication campaigns. She is also proficient at preparing committee meeting materials and obtaining featured speakers. 

 

Kaitlin Fionda - Public Relations Specialist & Research Associate 

 

Kaitlin assists in researching and monitoring governmental bills and issues, and communicates things to clients. Kaitlin is able to research topics on multiple states and at all levels of government on client's behalf. Specializing in writing and researching, she prepares company literature through various forms, such as press releases, social media content, newsletters, and other PR materials. She regularly provides information to key media outlets. 

 

Reilly E. Claflin-Graphic Designer & Marketing Assistant

 

Reilly creates promotional marketing materials essential to a client’s needs. Some examples include; ads, posters, large scale signs, invitations and social media advertisements. She excels in researching materials, proofreading, creative  problem solving and compiling copy into conceptually consistent reports, newsletters, web pages and blog articles. Reilly strives to achieve great customer relations and quality graphics in a timely fashion.