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Concierge Public Affairs Firm

We provide strategic guidance to clients in need of a range of Public Affairs solutions to drive business success.

KPM Group DC was founded in 2017 by Patroski Lawson after spending over 20 years in local, state, federal, and global government affairs roles, and leading the government affairs team for three global healthcare companies (Solvay Pharmaceuticals, Abbott, and Lundbeck). Patroski was inspired to help champion the voice and perspective of small pharma — pre-commercial companies on the frontlines of innovation. We now serve small to mid-sized bio-tech & pharmaceutical organizations across the United States.

Our Philosophy

Here at KPM Group DC, we believe that building and maintaining relationships is key to the success of any business. Meaningful engagement with policymakers and other stakeholders needs to happen early and often.

Our Values

Do What Is Right

Express Gratitude

Embrace Humility

Continuous Drive Towards Excellence

Stand up to Inequities

Act with Empathy

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Our Team

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Patroski Lawson

Founder & CEO

A veteran advocate on healthcare and other mission-critical issues, Patroski Lawson has been effectively advising senior executives and leading advocacy efforts in the United States and Europe for more than 20 years. His track record of accomplishment spans both the private and public sectors and he is an experienced navigator of Brussels, D.C. and in state capitols across the United States.


Previously, Patroski spent 15 years building and leading successful U.S. and E.U. government affairs initiatives for global companies such as Solvay Pharmaceuticals, Abbott and Lundbeck. He has extensive experience at developing and managing government affairs budgets, building effective political programs (e.g. corporate PACs) and providing strategic guidance to senior executives in the U.S. and around the globe.


Jake Jackson

Senior Director, Public Affairs

Jake is a native of the Washington, D.C. area, having been born and raised in Northern Virginia. He graduated summa cum laude from the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia with a degree in political science. Before joining the KPM Group, Jake handled the state and federal government affairs work for the National Board for Certified Counselors. There, he advocated effectively for legislative and regulatory initiatives that have expanded access to mental health services for Medicare beneficiaries, veterans, and other populations. He has cultivated relationships on Capitol Hill and in the executive branch, including in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Health Resources Services Administration, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and the Department of Veterans Affairs, among others. 

In his free time, Jake enjoys watching sports and auto racing. He is a diehard fan of the Green Bay Packers and resides in Arlington, VA with his wife and dog, Rocko. 


Yoko Rosenbaum

Chief of Staff, RDCC

Yoko is from Santa Monica, California and graduated summa cum laude from the University of Southern California with double degrees in Political Science and Piano Performance. Prior to joining the KPM Group, Yoko gained extensive experience in political campaigns, PACs, and nonprofits, working most recently at the Schwarzenegger Institute, FairVote, and Win the Era. In her free time, Yoko enjoys baking, reading, and exploring DC.


Kerryn Lawson

Managing Partner

Kerryn was born outside of Detroit, MI, but was raised primarily in the Northeast including Chatham, NJ, and Villanova, PA. Kerryn graduated from Georgetown University with a B.S. in Biology and from Emory University School of Medicine with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. As a Physical Therapist, Kerryn practiced in the acute care hospital setting treating a wide range of diagnoses in the adult population but most specifically in acute stroke rehab and pre- and post-cardiac transplantation rehab. After a much needed mental health break, Kerryn switched her focus to behind-the-scenes management of the KPM Group under her husband, Patroski’s vision. Kerryn’s role at KPM is to smoothly guide daily business operations to ensure KPM is a legally and ethically compliant business. Kerryn has a special interest in CNS and mental health issues due to her own personal story living with PTSD. When not in the office, Kerryn enjoys impromptu 80s dance parties with her young son, spending time beside any ocean, and, of course, sharing a bottle of wine with her husband.


Alex Root

Director, Operations

Alex is from Johns Creek, Georgia. He received an M.P.S. in legislative affairs from The George Washington University Graduate School of Political Management. Alex also attended The George Washington University for undergrad, graduating with honors with a B.A. in international affairs and a minor in economics. 

Before joining the KPM Group DC Team, Alex worked as a Coordinator, State Affairs at The Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America. In this position, he worked to support state associations by providing advocacy materials, administrative support, and conducting research. He worked diligently to ensure the association accurately and effectively represented its members’ interests in all 50 states and Washington, DC. 

In his spare time, Alex enjoys cooking and baking. He also enjoys traveling and exploring DC restaurants.

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We help our clients navigate DC from the Hill to the White House to patient advocacy groups. Engage early, engage often, engage strategically.

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