Jim Leahy brings 30 years of experience in lobbying, non-profit association management and political organizing to Liberty Square Group. An expert in building strong grassroots organizations, he has worked with clients in a wide variety of sectors, including healthcare, environment, consumer protection, budget, gaming, government procurement, public safety, development, as well as arts & culture. His advocacy track record includes several high profile wins, including two first-in-the-nation laws, one to require labeling genetically modified foods and another to require labeling small parts that pose choking hazards to children under 3.
A seasoned lecturer with a focus on leadership, grassroots advocacy and communicating with public officials, Mr. Leahy has addressed professionals at national, regional, and state organizations as well as students at more than a dozen New England colleges and universities. He is also a Certified Association Executive, the highest level of professional achievement available from the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE).
A graduate of Brandeis University with a B.A. in Psychology, Mr. Leahy lives in Tolland Connecticut.