Jason Barraza named Senior Associate Director for Veridus
Phoenix, AZ – Veridus is proud to announce that Jason Barraza has been promoted to Senior Associate Director for the firm. The role reflects Jason’s growth with Veridus and added responsibilities managing client needs in government relations and public affairs.
“It’s an honor to be recognized both for my work on behalf of our clients and for the value that work brings to the organization,” Jason said. “I appreciate this recognition from Veridus and look forward to continuing to represent the best clients in Arizona.”
Jason joined Veridus in 2009. His is a rare blend of legal expertise – Jason is an attorney – political know-how and policy wonkiness. Jason is a veteran lobbyist well-known in the halls of the Arizona State Capitol. He’s also experienced in political campaigns, polling, public affairs, community outreach and government procurement.
Prior to joining Veridus, Jason spent multiple stints assisting the coordinated campaign of the Arizona Democratic Party during the 2002, 2006 and 2008 campaign cycles. Jason also worked security, logistics and similar roles as part of each Democratic National Convention between 2000 and 2012.
“Jason is a special talent and we appreciate his hard work and insight, as do our clients,” said Veridus Director Jeff Sandquist. “This promotion in role and responsibilities is well-earned and we anticipate continuing to see great things from Jason.”
Jason is an Arizona native. He graduated with a bachelor’s from the University of Southern California (2001), and a law degree from the James E. Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona (2006). Jason is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Leading for Change, a non-partisan, political leadership training organization; Vice President of Los Abogados, the Arizona Hispanic Bar Association; is an appointed Member of the Legislative and Government Affairs Committee of the Hispanic National Bar Association; was recently elected Vice Chairman of the City of Phoenix’s North Mountain Village Planning Committee; and serves on the Board for Friends of the Phoenix Public Library. He lives in Phoenix with his wife, Leila, and two children.
Veridus is a majority woman-owned lobbying, public affairs, communications, campaign consulting and business-development firm. Our long-term relationships with premier state and national clients demonstrate the value that Veridus consistently delivers, as well as our ability to tailor solutions to every challenge. Our team possesses a mastery of the legislative process and decades of experience in lobbying, government relations and public affairs. We bring dedication, creativity and a focused pursuit of excellence to every project.