Rath, Young, and Pignatelli Announces New Leadership for RYP Granite Strategies 
Rath, Young, and Pignatelli Announces New Leadership for RYP Granite Strategies 


                                                                                   Contact: Diane J. Vlahos
Rath, Young and Pignatelli, P.C.
                                                                           (603) 226-2600



Concord, NH – NOVEMBER 5, 2021: RYP Granite Strategies (RYPGS), one of New Hampshire’s leading government relations and public affairs practices, and a division of Rath, Young and Pignatelli, P.C. (RYP), announces that David Collins, President of RYPGS, will step down from his position effective December 31, 2021 in anticipation of his retirement at the end of the upcoming Legislative Session. Gina Powers, current Director of Government Relations, will assume the role of President of RYPGS as of January 1, 2022. Collins will remain with the firm in an advisory role through June 2022.

Collins joined RYP in 1998 and has most recently served as President of RYPGS since its formation in late 2017. Under his leadership, the group has consistently been recognized as one of the state’s most effective and respected government affairs practices, representing a broad range of national, regional and locally based corporations and organizations. Based in Concord, RYPGS works in the Legislature and across the spectrum of state government administrative agencies.

Powers, who has been with RYP for fifteen years, has proven herself as an effective government affairs professional, designing and executing government relations strategies that enable clients to understand and comply with governmental initiatives and oversight through work with members of the executive and legislative branches. She has been recognized both personally and professionally for her accomplishments, including being named to the New Hampshire Union Leader’s 2016 40 Under 40 class and receiving the Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Government Relations Professional of the Year award in 2018.

Adam Varley, President of RYP, said that RYPGS is well positioned for the future and is excited for the opportunities that will arise from the evolution of the group. “Under Dave Collins’ steadfast leadership, the firm’s government relations practice has had the privilege of representing a wide variety of clients and interests, helping them achieve success before the New Hampshire General Court as well as with other state agencies. We are deeply grateful for Dave’s work, his leadership and his vision in developing this most important part of our practice. Gina Powers, long a valued member of RYP, is uniquely positioned to succeed Dave as President of RYPGS. Her experience, talent and perspective will ensure that RYPGS continues as a leader in this work. We are enthusiastic about this announcement and are confident in the next generation of leadership to serve our clients well.”

In addition, RYP Granite Strategies is also pleased to announce several promotions within the group. Richard Parsons, who has extensive legislative and lobbying experience in both New Hampshire and South Carolina on a host of issues, will serve as the Director of Government Relations. Kyle Baker, former Legislative Aide to the Senate Majority Leader and Commerce and Health and Human Services Committees, will be the Senior Manager of Government Relations.  Robert Collins, who served as Caucus Director for the New Hampshire Senate prior to joining RYP Granite Strategies in the winter of 2020, will serve as Government Relations Coordinator.

About RYP Granite Strategies: RYP Granite Strategies provides strategic government relations and public affairs services on behalf of clients before New Hampshire’s Executive and Legislative branches.  The RYP Granite Strategies team is comprised of accomplished professionals with diverse backgrounds, talents, bipartisan relationships and an understanding of the legislative process that helps clients navigate the complex workings of state government.  RYP Granite Strategies is a registered trade name of Rath, Young and Pignatelli, P.C. For more information, visit

About Rath, Young and Pignatelli, P.C:  The firm provides clients with a comprehensive, solution-oriented approach to law, merging traditional legal practice with legislative and public policy expertise.  We have earned a reputation for achieving client success through skillful and creative advocacy in private party negotiations, before courts, regulatory agencies, and legislatures. Our professionals are leaders in key sectors of our economy where business and government intersect.


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