Sam is an Associate in our technology practice serving clients with media relations, strategic planning, program implementation, and policy guidance support activities.
Before joining Waxman Strategies, he worked for AKB Strategies supporting several social-justice focused clients. Primarily he served as the communications lead for the Alliance for Proton Therapy Access, a national cancer patient advocacy organization that assists families facing improper insurance denials for doctor-recommended cancer treatment. As part of his work with the Alliance, he coordinated high-profile media outreach, including landing a national investigative news story on insurance industry roadblocks to cancer care. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Sam supported Manna Food Center of Montgomery County’s media relations and social media efforts to help those facing food insecurities.
Sam’s portfolio of experience includes multiple high-impact nationally recognized advocacy organizations. While working for Ward Circle Strategies, he was an integral part of the communications teams of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, the Environmental Defense Fund, and NARAL Pro Choice America. Following the tragic shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Brady brought on Sam and a small team to handle their rapid response media requests and needs. Along with his advocacy focused work, Sam helped launch Common Ground Solutions, a national civic engagement organization that promotes a healthier and more efficient democracy
Experienced on Capitol Hill, Sam interned for Congressman Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), and has executed fly-ins, as well as legislative letter writing and social media campaigns for many of his past clients.
Originally from the Boston area, Sam earned his Bachelor of Arts from Dickinson College in 2017 in political science and Spanish. He is now pursuing a Master of Public Policy from American University. Outside of the office, you can find him playing ultimate, golfing, cheering on his favorite teams (Liverpool F.C., Bruins, and Patriots), or coming up with a new dish to cook at home.Our Team
Communications Manager for the Alliance for Proton Therapy Access, a national cancer patient advocacy organization
Coordinated a national investigative news story on the insurance industry’s practice of improperly denying doctor-recommended proton therapy cancer treatments
Brought in by the Brady Campaign to execute rapid response communications in the immediate aftermath of the Parkland shooting