Veteran State Official Will Lead Albany-based Public Affairs and Communications Firm.
Corning Place Consulting, an Albany-based public affairs and communications firm, today announced that Paul W. Larrabee has become the firm’s Executive Vice President and Managing Director.
Larrabee joins Corning Place Consulting after a 22-year career in state government, during which he served three Governors, an Attorney General and the state Assembly leadership as a senior communications strategist, spokesman and most recently as the First Deputy Commissioner of the Office of General Services (OGS). Larrabee will lead Corning Place Consulting’s team of communications professionals.
“Paul Larrabee brings a unique combination of strategic planning, government experience and creative communications skills that will enhance Corning Place Consulting’s ability to better serve their clients. His skills and background, along with his straight forward, thoughtful and results-driven style will be a tremendous asset to both existing and future clients and further strengthen Corning Place Consulting’s position as a premier government relations-oriented communications firm,” said Hinman Straub Partner Sean Doolan. “We are pleased to welcome Paul to our team.”
Corning Place Consulting, Hinman Straub’s public affairs and communications partner, serves clients in a variety of industries, including health and long-term care; energy; higher and special education; business and economic development. The firm was founded in 2002 to develop successful communications strategies and advocacy campaigns to complement Hinman Straub’s government relations function.
Larrabee will work with the Corning Place Consulting team to offer a full range of value-added services, including the development of focused strategic plans, media training, achievement-oriented counsel and risk mitigation strategies.
“Corning Place Consulting and Hinman Straub are connected by the strength of three powerful bonds: performance, creativity and integrity,” Larrabee said. “I look forward to being part of their leadership and action-oriented teams.”
From 1995 to 1999, Larrabee served on the legislative staff of U.S. Representative Paul D. Tonko who, at the time, was a member of the state Assembly and Chairman of the Assembly Energy Committee. From 1999 to 2006, Larrabee served in the Office of the Attorney General, first as a Press Officer, and later as its Deputy Press Secretary. He continued in that role as Deputy Press Secretary to the Governor prior to leaving the Executive Chamber and joining OGS. Starting in 2007, Larrabee served as OGS’s First Deputy Commissioner under its longtime Commissioner John C. Egan.
Larrabee lives in Albany with his wife and daughter.