Lucy joined McGuireWoods Consulting in January 2019 as a vice president in the Texas state government relations group, where she provides strategic communications services to help clients meet their public affairs objectives.
Lucy’s background is in government and political communications, including crisis communications, interview preparation, media relations, planning and content creation. Prior to joining McGuireWoods Consulting, she spent a decade in Texas government and politics, working extensively on some of the most critical issues facing the Lone Star State. She started her career in the press office of Texas Gov. Rick Perry, beginning as an intern and eventually becoming the governor’s final press secretary in office. Lucy played a key role in promoting the governor’s policy initiatives, including his signature economic development efforts. In this capacity, she worked extensively with state and national media outlets and traveled around the country and abroad to staff official events. She also served as communications director on the governor’s 2015 presidential campaign.
Most recently, Lucy served as communications director for Texans for Lawsuit Reform, one of the largest and most successful state-based tort reform organizations in the nation. She often speaks on panels and gives presentations on media relations, messaging, interview preparation and other communications strategies.
Lucy is committed to making a difference at work and within her community. She is a member of the Junior League of Austin and an alumnae of the Beta Alpha Chapter of Alpha Xi Delta, and formerly served as the chapter’s communications adviser. She received a bachelor’s degree from The University of Texas at Austin.