With over thirty years of government, political and professional lobbying experience, Mr. Barrella has long been recognized as one of New York’s top lobbyists. Prior to joining Park Strategies as Senior Advisor, Mr. Barrella was Managing Partner of Capitol Group, LLC for the last twenty years. During Mr. Barrella’s many years of participation in the political process, he has developed deep relationships with individuals at all levels of the legislative and executive branches of NYS government.
Before Mr. Barrella started Capitol Group, he was Legislative Partner at Capitol Insight, LLC and was responsible for the firm’s lobbying activities as well as client development. Mr. Barrella has also served as Director of Government Affairs for Capitol Hill Management Services, a lobbying and association management firm.
During his 17 years public service, Mr. Barrella held several high-level positions in New York state Government including Director of Administration for the NYS Housing Finance Agency; Special Assistant to the Executive Director of the NYS Health Planning Commission; and, Legislative Assistant to State Senator Joseph Pisani. Mr. Barrella also had the distinction of serving as Confidential Assistant to Governor Hugh L. Carey.
Mr. Barrella holds a BA from Manhattan College and studied public administration at New York University
New York University