Philip Bolen joined Bolton-St. Johns in January of 2014, and is based out of the Albany office. He graduated from the University at Buffalo with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Sociology, and obtained his Master of Public Administration from the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy in May of 2015.
Philip has accumulated experience across different levels of government and policy; prior to joining Bolton-St. Johns he worked in the Grants Division for Senator Schumer in Washington DC, focusing on research and constituent communication. He also worked on former Representative Kathy Hochul’s successful 2011 Congressional campaign, where he reached out to voters across Buffalo and Amherst.
While attending the University at Buffalo, Philip worked within their community engagement and outreach office, instructing students on how they could become involved on their campus and in the greater Buffalo area. Additionally, he maintained a position as the Advocacy Chairman for the annual Relay for Life, helping to organize a massive event that drew in tens of thousands of dollars for cancer research in New York State.
In his time at Bolton-St. Johns, Philip has worked on a diverse array of issues. Some examples of which include energy infrastructure, medical marijuana, casino gaming, funding for legal services, cost of living adjustments for direct care workers, and hospitality industry issues.