Juanita Scarlett

Scarlett@boltonstjohns.com

Juanita Scarlett

Juanita Scarlett is a Partner at Bolton St. Johns, where she advises clients in the healthcare, energy, economic development and education sectors on their public policy and public affairs objectives. Ms. Scarlett brings with her a wealth of government, communications, and private sector experience. Before joining Bolton St. Johns, Ms. Scarlett was a Managing Director at Park Strategies, a leading government relations firm and a Managing Director at McKenna Long & Aldridge, an international law and public policy firm.

Previously, Ms. Scarlett served in the administration of Governor Andrew Cuomo as Executive Vice President for Strategy, Policy and Public Affairs at the Empire State Development (ESD) Corporation, New York State’s primary agent for economic development. There, Scarlett spearheaded the agency’s legislative and public policy agenda and managed its strategic business initiatives. She also served as the Director of Intergovernmental Affairs to Attorney General Andrew Cuomo.

Ms. Scarlett also served in the administration of Governor Eliot Spitzer as the Executive Advisor for New York Government Affairs at the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey. Ms. Scarlett was also Press Secretary to Attorney General Eliot Spitzer from 2000 – 2006, and also served as Speechwriter for the Department of Law.

Ms. Scarlett began her career in public service as Press Officer to former New York Governor Mario M. Cuomo. In addition to her extensive public sector background, Scarlett has held public affairs executive positions with the American Stock Exchange and MTV Networks.

Ms. Scarlett has extensive political campaign experience as well. She has served as a communications strategist for local, state and national campaigns including serving as the Communications Director for John Liu for City Comptroller in 2009, as a regional press secretary in the battleground state of Florida for the 2004 Kerry-Edwards Presidential campaign.

Scarlett holds a B.S. from Syracuse University. Scarlett is the president of the board of Stars of New York Dance, an arts and cultural charity, serves on the boards of the Citizens Union Foundation, a good-government watchdog group, and Camp Fort Greene, a technology-based camp for youth.