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.  

Bobbie Jo Ballard,

Executive Director

Bobbie Jo comes aboard 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. Bobbie Jo currently resides in Washington, DC and enjoys getting involved with her alma mater's alumni association.  

Noah Becker,

DIRECTOr of operations


Noah Becker joined 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,

Account Manager

Mary Elizabeth's addition to the Prime Advocacy team comes 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 BS in Business Administration.

Patrick Babajanian,


Patrick joins Prime Advocacy having interned on Capitol Hill for Congressman Jerrold Nadler (NY-10). He graduated in the spring of 2017 from the University of California, Berkeley with a Bachelor of Arts in Peace & Conflict Studies and spent the summer serving as a Junior Fellow at the Pacific Council on International Policy in downtown Los Angeles. A proud Angeleno, Patrick has a special place in his heart for his hometown in Southern California, but has also grown to love his adopted home in DC, and hopes to use his professional experience in logistics to help clients feel the same way when they visit the nation’s capital.