George Laws

Principal at Mirsonia Group, LLC, Former Interim Director, Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration

George Laws Garcia is the Principal at Mirsonia Group LLC, a D.C. based

consulting firm focused on innovation, policy and advocacy. With more than 15

years of experience in public policy and intergovernmental affairs George has

worked for and advised Governors, Members of Congress, Federal Agencies

and National Non-Profit Organizations on a broad range of issues, strategies and

programs.

George most recently served as the Interim Executive Director of the Puerto Rico

Federal Affairs Administration (PRFAA), the Washington D.C. office of the

Governor of Puerto Rico. In this role he oversaw the agency and lead its federal

policy and advocacy efforts before the Executive and Legislative branches of

the U.S. government from 2017-2019. During his time at PRFAA George helped

lead the Government of Puerto Rico’s engagement with federal authorities in

the aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, including the post-disaster

emergency response, as well as in securing historic resources for the Island’s

long-term recovery and reconstruction.

George is a graduate of the University of Chicago and holds an MA from

American University’s School of International Service. He is originally from San

Juan, Puerto Rico.

 

 

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