Founded in 1997 on a passion for, and high level of expertise in, public safety related matters, managing partner Nick Warner established Nick Warner & Associates. Representing pre-eminent law enforcement clients, the organization quickly positioned itself as the leading law enforcement/public safety lobbying firm in California. As the firm’s reach and scope grew, Karen Pank, Deputy Legislative Affairs Secretary for Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, joined as a Partner in 2007 and the firm became known as Warner & Pank, LLC. In 2016, Cory Salzillo and Danielle Sanchez transitioned from Managing Directors to firm Partners and WPSS Group was formed. Today, we not only have a strong foundation in law enforcement and public safety, but our client base has expanded to include varied issue areas across all sectors, including facilities and facility management, technology and communications, behavioral science, the automotive industry, financial services, health, and construction.
Members of the WPSS team have worked as staff at every level relevant to a bill’s path from introduction to arrival on the Governor’s desk, allowing us to provide top level knowledge and expertise to our clients. Our combined years of legislative experience, both working directly for the Legislature as well as advocating to members of the Legislature, position us to successfully guide the outcomes our clients require and expect.
SETTING THE ETHICAL BAR.
Just as notable as our experience, drive, and history of successes is our uncompromising commitment to integrity, respect, and credibility. We continually strive to be the cleanest and most ethical advocacy firm. With an unparalleled commitment to operating within legal and ethical frameworks, we rely on our experience and expertise to accomplish objectives. The WPSS team is highly regarded in political and professional circles, with an established reputation of working hard for our clients’ interests with grace, respect, and tenacity.
STRATEGIC POSITIONING. Because of our broad but selective client base and the relationships we have established with leaders and decision makers both inside and outside of government, we have an unmatched ability to build coalitions on behalf of our clients’ causes, bring together parties with disparate interests, and work with opposing entities to get results. WPSS clients have access to strategic networks, leaders, and information that position them for success.