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Ostrovsky and Associates merges with The Ferraro Group

By ThisIsReno


The Ferraro Group, a Nevada public relations and public affairs company with offices in Las Vegas, Reno and Carson City, has announced that Robert Ostrovsky has merged his lobbying firm, Ostrovsky and Associates, with The Ferraro Group effective today.

Ostrovsky, one of the capital’s most respected and experienced lobbyists since 1981, will join The Ferraro Group as a principal.  His firm currently represents the Nevada Resort Association, United Health, Cox Communications, City of Las Vegas and 3M among other clients before the Nevada Legislature.  The Ferraro Group, voted PR Firm of the Year in 2011 by the Las Vegas Business Press, represents numerous public relations clients including Vegas PBS, Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development, Nathan Adelson Hospice, Majestic Realty and Desert Research Institute as well as public affairs clients that include Apple, NV Energy, the Nevada Resort Association, Frias Transportation, JPMorgan Chase and Saint Mary’s Hospital.

“Bob Ostrovsky has earned an excellent reputation through four decades of work in the Nevada Legislature and he is considered a leading expert in the complex areas of labor relations and health care,” said Greg Ferraro, president and founder of The Ferraro Group.  “To have him join our firm is a significant addition heading into the 2013 Legislature.  Not only is Bob a skilled advocate, he is one of the really good guys in Carson City, and we are excited to have him on our team.”

Ostrovsky added, “After 15 years of service to my clients as Ostrovsky and Associates, I am joining forces with one of Nevada’s most respected government affairs and public relations firms.  I am pleased to be joining Greg Ferraro and Holly Silvestri at The Ferraro Group and look forward to working with them and their excellent team in delivering the high-quality work and superb client service they have become known for.”

Ostrovsky’s long-time associate, Misty Grimmer, will become senior public affairs executive for The Ferraro Group and will continue to assist Ostrovsky in Carson City.

Ostrovsky is currently chairman of the Nevada Commission for Cultural Affairs and of the Nevada Cultural Affairs Foundation.   He has been a member of the Department of Industrial Relations Advisory Board from 1981 to 1998 and from 2009 to 2012, and served as chairman of the Advisory Board from 1989 to 1999 and from 2009 to 2012.  From 1973 until 1996, Ostrovsky held various positions at MGM and Bally’s Casino and Resorts.  He was corporate vice president of Human Resources for Bally’s Grand from 1986 to 1996.

The Ferraro Group, founded in 2004, is a leading Nevada public relations and public affairs firm that provides strategic communications counsel to corporations, coalitions, associations and individuals. The firm specializes in strategic positioning, marketing campaigns, reputational management, media relations, crisis management and advocacy. For more information on the firm, visit www.theferrarogroup.com.

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