Archer Public Affairs Expands Pennsylvania Footprint With Opening Of Harrisburg Office
New office expands regional reach; Eric Bugaile joins APA as government affairs specialist
In a move that strengthens its presence in the Keystone State and expands services to existing clients, Archer Public Affairs LLC (APA), a government and external relations affiliate of Archer & Greiner, PC, has opened a new office location in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
The new space will serve as APA’s Pennsylvania headquarters and will comprise a team of professionals who are experienced at all levels of government, and in a wide range of industries, including transportation, real estate, energy and environmental.
“As our government affairs practice expands and the needs of our clients evolve, having an established presence in the Harrisburg community is key to our business development efforts,” said John Taylor, director of the Pennsylvania practice of Archer Public Affairs. “The decision to open a new office allows us to magnify our presence in the region and be at the heart of government in Pennsylvania.”
In addition to opening the new office, Archer Public Affairs announced that Eric Bugaile is joining APA as a government affairs specialist. He will lead the business and policy objectives alongside Taylor in Harrisburg. Bugaile, originally from Pittsburgh, PA, has more than 35 years of diverse governmental experience, with accomplishments in legislation, budgeting and transportation business strategies. He served as executive director of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives Transportation Committee and continues to serve as Chairman of the Capital Area Transit Authority. Bugaile brings his Western and Central Pennsylvania roots to the table while Taylor offers the Philadelphia and Southeast perspective – together, a duo with diverse knowledge and experience.
Taylor, who serves Of Counsel to Archer & Greiner, was appointed the Director of APA’s Pennsylvania practice in January 2019 after having served in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for 17 consecutive terms. He served as chairman of the House Urban Affairs Committee, the House Liquor Control Committee and—most recently—the House Transportation Committee. His extensive knowledge and experience will be invaluable in shaping the direction of Archer’s new office.
“John and Eric have nearly 70 years of combined experience in government affairs, and are committed to a client-centric approach in Harrisburg. This new office should enhance our team’s opportunities and allow us to be better suited to serve all of Pennsylvania,” added Christopher Gibson, president and partner of Archer & Greiner.
“John and I have built relationships over the years all across the Commonwealth,” said Bugaile. “I look forward to teaming up with him again and bringing that same level of commitment we gave while working together in the General Assembly.”
The Harrisburg office will be located at 1007 North Front Street, Suite No. 302A, Harrisburg, PA.
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Archer Public Affairs, an affiliate of Archer & Greiner, P.C., provides full-service government and regulatory affairs advice and advocacy to businesses in the mid-Atlantic region. Operating from the statehouse capital cities of Trenton, New Jersey and Harrisburg, PA, APA helps its clients achieve their business objectives by crafting strategic plans, advocating for their clients, and providing access to political and legislative presence that is critical to its clients’ success.