Mr. Pastrick is President and Chief Executive Officer of BKSH & Associates, a worldwide government relations firm with offices in Washington, D.C., London, Berlin and Brussels. He is recognized as a leading government and public affairs strategist, concentrating on international and domestic corporate trade and business policy. He is an expert at developing government relations and communications strategies for multinational corporations in their dealings with the executive and legislative branches of the U.S. government. In the international arena, he provides counsel to clients in Brussels, Japan and Eastern Europe.
Before joining the firm in 1985, Mr. Pastrick was a staff director in the House of Representatives. He previously served in the Carter administration as special assistant in the Treasury Department’s Office of Legislative Affairs. In that capacity, he was responsible for developing and executing legislative strategies for President Carter’s domestic finance agenda.
Following his service in the Carter administration, Mr. Pastrick served as a consultant to the law firm of O’Conner and Hannan, where he was legislative liaison for the firm’s corporate clients before the Congress.
Mr. Pastrick has served in the National Democratic Party leadership and as an advisor to numerous presidential, Congressional and senatorial campaigns. In the successful 1992 Clinton presidential campaign, Mr. Pastrick served as the campaign’s liaison to Congress and as a senior advisor.
In June 1993, Mr. Pastrick served as Chairman of the Presidential Gala for the Democratic National Committee, which resulted in the most successful fundraising endeavor in National Party history. He went on to serve as the Chairman of the Democratic National Committee Trustees and as a National Finance member. In February 1994, he was appointed to serve on the Democratic National Committee’s Site Selection Committee to evaluate municipal proposals to host the 1996 National Convention.
In August 1995, Mr. Pastrick was elected Treasurer of the Democratic National Committee and an Officer of the Executive Committee, where he served through the re-election of President Clinton.
Mr. Pastrick holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Wabash College, with graduate studies in political science at George Washington University and the Indiana University School of Law.
Mr. Pastrick serves on the board of directors of the International Foundation for Election Systems and plays an active role in the philanthropic community, serving on the development board of Children’s Hospital and the board of the Washington Children’s Scholarship Foundation. Most recently, he joined the board of the Georgetown Center for Liturgy and Arts. Mr. Pastrick has also served on the board of directors of the Woodstock Foundation at Georgetown University and the National Children’s Research Center of Washington, D.C.more » « less