Juanita Scarlett is a Managing Director at Park Strategies, LLC where she advises clients in the energy, economic development and education sectors on their public policy and public affairs objectives.
Ms. Scarlett brings with her a wealth of government, communications, and private sector experience. Before joining Park Strategies, Ms. Scarlett was a Managing Director at McKenna Long & Aldridge, an international law and public policy firm. Previously, Ms. Scarlett served in the administration of Governor Andrew Cuomo as Executive Vice President for Strategy, Policy and Public Affairs at the Empire State Development (ESD) Corporation, New York State’s primary agent for economic development. There, Scarlett spearheaded the agency’s legislative and public policy agenda and managed its strategic business initiatives. She also served as the Director of Intergovernmental Affairs to Attorney General Andrew Cuomo.
Ms. Scarlett also served in the administration of Governor Eliot Spitzer as the Executive Advisor for New York Government Affairs at the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey. Ms. Scarlett was also Press Secretary to Attorney General Eliot Spitzer from 2000 – 2006, and also served as Speechwriter for the Department of Law.
Ms. Scarlett began her career in public service as Press Officer to former New York Governor Mario M. Cuomo.
In addition to her extensive public sector background, Scarlett has held public affairs executive positions with the American Stock Exchange and MTV Networks.
Scarlett serves on the board of the Citizens Union Foundation and as a mentor for the New Leadership Council.
Scarlett has a B.S. from Syracuse University. She lives in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, with her husband Errol Louis and their son, Noah.