For nearly a decade, NGS founder Pat Brady has successfully navigated the intricacies of federal, state and local legislative bodies and regulatory agencies on behalf of our clients in a wide variety of industries including: gaming; technology; telecom; health care; energy; solar energy; consulting and environmental. He also advises them in managing the ever changing media landscape from crisis management and social media strategy to media training.
Tapping into his experience as a Federal Prosecutor, Big 4 Consulting firm partner, long-time political activist, political analyst and media surrogate for national and local campaigns, Brady and the NGS team provide our clients with a unique and practical perspective on how best to manage public and government affairs issues
Brady is a frequent media contributor appearing on local, national and international news programs including ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, CNN, MSNBC, PBS, and France 24 as a political and legal analyst. His analysis has also appeared in major print and on-line publications including: The Washington Post, New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Politico, The Hill, Huffington Post and others.
He is a co-founder of The Lincoln Forum, a Chicago based public policy forum hosting political, business and public policy leaders discussing the important issues of the day. He is also a founding Board Member of Tuskegee Next, which provides high achieving, but at risk kids an opportunity to have a career in aviation honoring the legacy of the original Tuskegee Airmen.
Tracy Slutzkin is an innovative communication leader with an extensive national network of media contacts. She has a depth of knowledge of news operations from a more than 20 year career in broadcasting at Cumulus Media, Westwood One, Fox and ABC News. Tracy has reported and produced investigative news, spot-news, feature stories and news talk programming at some of the most influential media outlets in the U.S. She developed special segments with high-profile newsmakers including four U.S. Presidents. She has covered the RNC and DNC Conventions since 1996. Tracy also served as Program Director at WLS Radio in Chicago for four years. She has developed and implemented successful media relations and digital strategies for companies such as Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Zhongli North America, law firms and professional services organizations. Tracy has earned several coveted industry awards for programming and news coverage, including being named one of the “Most Influential Women in Radio”. She has a B.S. in Communications from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.
Hayley Bierkle Burns
Hayley Burns is a communication, public affairs and marketing leader with a record of helping clients achieve aggressive business goals. Hayley has built successful communication strategies for clients in some of the toughest political and business environments including automotive, cyber-security and education.
Hayley’s career began in broadcast journalism where she covered breaking news, business and politics at NBC Chicago, Fox News Chicago and the CNN Midwest Bureau. Hayley has created and led communication initiatives for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Quicken Loans, Mopar, Kraft, Principal Financial Group, Chicago Public Schools, and Ronald McDonald House Charities, among others. Hayley has a master’s degree in Public Affairs Journalism from Columbia College and a B.S. in Communication from Regis University in Denver.