A quartet of Albany Law School graduates have made
City & State's annual 40 Under 40 list.
Among the rising stars in New York State politics:
• Thomas Buchan ’14
Associate, Jackson Lewis
“That’s what I gravitated to, being able to be involved in policy on an everyday basis and crafting policy and advocating for policy that really affects how people and businesses operate.”
• Caitlin O’Brien ’16
New York Government Relations Director, American Heart Association
“Lobbying and advocacy in general—I’m interested in it because I feel like I’m helping people. A lot of people don’t have the means, the resources or the ability to speak up for what they need, so I feel like advocacy is a really good way to try to help.”
• Jennifer Richardson ’04
Senior Vice President, Patrick B. Jenkins & Associates; President, Capital District Black and Hispanic Bar Association
“A lot of people said we couldn’t get [two criminal justice bills] done, or why are you working on that or putting energy in because it’s not going to happen. ... I love the excitement of learning a new issue and establishing new relationships.”
• Kendra Rubin ’12
Vice President of Government Affairs, New York Credit Union Association
“[Being the governor’s briefer] was an amazing role because I got to see this 30,000-foot view of state government. ... [At the New York Credit Union Association, the] opportunity to take an issue and unpack it fully has been really fascinating.”
Buchan, O’Brien, Richardson, and Rubin will be recognized at the 2019 Albany 40 Under 40 Rising Stars reception July 25 in New York City. Visit City & State's website for full profiles of this year's honorees.