Bobbie Jo Ballard,

Executive Director


Bobbie Jo joins the Prime Advocacy team after working on Capitol Hill for Chairman Kevin Brady (TX-08). She brings comprehensive planning and client relations experience. During her service on Capitol Hill, she volunteered on the Coffman for Congress campaign canvassing the greater Denver area. Bobbie Jo is a native of Illinois and graduate from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she majored in Political Science.   

lincoln clapper,

Director of sales and marketing


Lincoln Clapper comes from Gula Graham where he was part of Washington's premier consulting and fundraising firm. Through managing relationships with CEOs and various government affairs industries on a daily basis, Lincoln is known by these clients as a persistent and professional individual who puts the client's needs ahead of his own to ensure high-quality results. Lincoln hails from Turlock, CA and is a graduate of the University of Arizona where he received his MA in International Security Studies. Lincoln currently resides in Washington, DC where he enjoys playing golf, traveling, and is an active sports enthusiast.  

Noah Becker,

DIRECTOr of operations


Noah Becker joins Prime Advocacy after working on Capitol Hill for Congressman Jason Smith (MO-08). He brings on a detailed understanding of how offices function and best methods to implement Congressional fly-ins. Noah was raised in Springfield, IL and graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia where he studied Political Science and Sociology. He currently resides in Washington, DC where he enjoys staying involved with The Fund for American Studies Alumni Network.

Mary Elizabeth Stringer,

Executive Account Manager


Mary Elizabeth joins the Prime Advocacy team after working on Capitol Hill for U.S. Senator Roger Wicker (MS-R). She has extensive experience with event planning and first-hand involvement with the meeting procurement process on Capitol Hill. Mary Elizabeth is from Tylertown, Mississippi, where she graduated from Mississippi College with a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration. In DC, she serves on the executive board for the Mississippi State Society and volunteers with The Kennedy Center.

Grace murkowski,



Grace’s addition to the Prime Advocacy team comes after working in the energy sector in DC. She has broad experience with government affairs, event planning and client relations. Grace is from Miami FL, and graduated from the University of North Carolina Wilmington with a BA in International Studies, and also has a Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management from George Washington University. 

Paola Hernandez-Ortiz,



Paola, a proud daughter of immigrants, is a New York native raised in Orlando, FL. She recently graduated from the University of Central Florida with a dual degree in Political Science and Spanish, and joins Prime after having worked extensively with Florida state and federal officials, including former Senator Bill Nelson and Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy. In her spare time Paola loves to travel, explore Washington, D.C. and spend time with family. 

Caroline Furman,



Caroline joins Prime Advocacy from the U.S. House of Representatives, where she served in the offices of Congressman Rodney Davis (IL-13) and Congresswoman Mimi Walters (CA-45). Coming from the Hill, she brings a deep understanding of the day-to-day operations and procedures of Capitol Hill. She grew up in sunny Orange County, California, before moving to Philadelphia to pursue a Criminal Justice degree at Saint Joseph’s University. Caroline currently lives in Washington, DC where she enjoys going to museums and exploring the city.

Sara Anzalone

Account Manager


Sara, a native of Kodak capital, Rochester, NY, comes to Prime Advocacy after graduating from The College at Brockport with a degree in Political Science and International Studies.  Having worked on several NY campaigns as well as in Representative Joseph Morelle’s (NY-25) DC office, she carries valuable knowledge of everyday Hill operations and multifaceted project management.  When she’s not in the office, Sara enjoys solo traveling and spending time with her hamster, Hillary.