Strategies 360 is pleased to announce the hiring of three leaders to run our Nevada operations: John Oceguera, former Speaker of the Nevada Assembly; Marcus Conklin, associate director of the Lied Institute for Real Estate Studies at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas; and Lindsey Jydstrup, former executive director for the Nevada Assembly Democratic Caucus.
“We’re delighted to have a team with so much depth and experience join Strategies 360,” said Ron Dotzauer, CEO and co-founder of the firm. “These folks bring a deep knowledge of issues, people and opportunities in Nevada that will create enormous value for our current and future clients.”
Strategies 360 has offices in 10 Western states and Washington D.C., serving a diverse mix of clients, from major corporations to nonprofit organizations.
“It’s so great to have such a talented group in our Nevada office. Their collective experience will be really helpful to our multi-state clients and any organizations looking to advance an agenda in the West,” said Eric Sorenson, president and co-founder of S360.
Here is additional background on our three new staff:
John Oceguera, Senior Vice President:
John served as an elected representative in the Nevada Legislature for 12 years and held a variety of leadership positions. He chaired numerous committees, including the Commerce and Labor Committee, and Transportation Committee. As Speaker of the Assembly in 2011, John worked with his colleagues in both houses and parties to ensure the state budget was balanced, with additional funding for education and other essential state services.
In addition to his legislative service, John had a 20-year career with the North Las Vegas Fire Department, working as firefighter, paramedic, engineer, captain, battalion chief and retiring as an assistant chief in 2011. As assistant chief, he managed 220 personnel and a multi-million dollar budget. John’s most cherished honor was having his name placed on the Distinguished Service Wall at the Nevada Firefighters Memorial.
John, who has also served on numerous boards and in many different leadership positions, has built a successful consulting practice. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Fire Science from Cogswell Polytechnic College, and earned a Master’s in Public Administration and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
“I’m looking forward to joining a firm with the resources and talent to take on important projects that will benefit the people of Nevada and the West,” Oceguera said.
He can be reached at: email@example.com
Marcus Conklin, Vice President:
Marcus brings to S360 two decades of experience in policy development and business management. A five-term assemblyman, Marcus served as Assembly Majority Leader and chaired numerous committees, including Commerce and Labor, and a special committee on critical housing issues. Marcus has extensive experience in the private sector, developing new clients for a construction company and increasing market share and growth for Corestaff Services. Most recently, he has served as associate director of the Lied Institute for Real Estate Studies at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, overseeing a $4 million endowment, staffing and key programs.
Marcus is a Cum Laude graduate of the University of Redlands with a B.A. in political science and economics, and has an M.A. in political science from Midwestern State University, and another M.A. in economics from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Marcus can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lindsey Jydstrup, Nevada Director of Communications:
Lindsey has a long history in politics and governance in Nevada and Washington, D.C. She was the executive director for the Nevada Assembly Democratic Caucus, working to help develop the caucus policy agenda and set strategy, as well as helping to ensure effective campaigns with top quality research, polling and mail vendors, and campaign staff.
Prior to her tenure with the caucus, Lindsey was an assistant executive director for the Nevada State Education Association, overseeing politics and communications, including media relations, a member newsletter and other collateral materials. She also worked in our nation’s capital for three members of Congress. Lindsey has a B.A. in history and government from the University of Texas, Austin.
She can be reached at: email@example.com