Strategy

Let us be your guide,
liaison, and problem solver

Blue Star Strategies provides corporate, institutional, and public sector clients with external affairs, foreign and security policy guidance, research and analysis, and global business development strategies.

our approach

strategic partnership

For over 15 years our global clients have trusted us to build strategic relationships with diverse stakeholders ensuring successful outcomes for their political, policy, investment, and resource objectives. We are always there for them as advisors, advocates, and problem solvers.

Global Clients

We work with public and private sector leaders to solve their policy and investment challenges in the United States, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean and markets around the world based in Washington, DC, Paris and Brussels - with global reach.

Personalized Attention

Our principals are fully engaged and personally oversee the entire length of a project leading a team of professionals with years of government, business, and multilateral and nonprofit organization experience. With us you always come first.

Results Oriented

We put our clients concerns and objectives front and center before targeted decision makers and audiences ensuring concrete outcomes and results you can see. We always deliver and do the real work needed to get the job done.

services

We offer a comprehensive suite of strategic planning, public affairs, policy analysis, political and economic risk assessment, stakeholder engagement, issue advocacy, and government relations services

Manage and assess risks tied to government actions or policy changes.

International relations solutions to guide clients through the complexities of cross-border business.

Regulatory compliance across different countries to align clients with applicable laws and regulations.

Stakeholder engagement to inform clients about sector developments and enhance their image.

Advise governments on country accession to international organizations.

Strategic consultation for clients on government relations and public affairs strategies.

Advise private sector companies in expanding internationally.

Support clients during specific challenges or crises involving regulations, policies, or reputation.

Advocacy and lobbying on behalf of clients before government officials and agencies.

In-depth policy analysis and research on policies, regulations, and their potential impact on clients.

success stories

Strengthening Bilateral Relations

A country in Eastern Europe sought to enhance its bilateral relationship with the United States [...]

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U.S. Trade Preferences Legislation

Blue Star Strategies developed a dual communications and legislative strategy to educate the U.S. government [...]

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Freedom of the Press

News outlets and journalists in a prominent Latin American nation were facing a deteriorating environment [...]

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Overcoming Trade Obstacles

A country's leading hydrocarbons company but was impacted by a U.S. government decision. Blue Star [...]

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Opposition Political Party

A political party from an Eastern European country was worried about the ruling party's manipulation [...]

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Foreign Financial Services

Blue Star Strategies developed an engagement strategy to strengthen the bilateral working relationship between a [...]

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testimonials

“We have worked with Blue Star Strategies seamlessly since its inception as a firm. Whether helping us make rational business decisions, contributing to our planning processes, providing honest advice and guidance, or opening doors in the United States and internationally, they have become an integral part of our team.”

Doug Minster

Vice President, Government and Regulatory Affairs - ATN International

Blue Star Strategies has been an invaluable partner in building and delivering on our policy agenda.  They are masters at connecting us with the right people at exactly the right time, and at making sure we consistently act strategically and proactively. We feel very fortunate to work with people who are both experienced and effective, and also care deeply about helping us succeed.”

Heather Joseph

Executive Director of SPARC (Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition)

Blue Star Strategies offers more first rate strategic vision, attention to a client’s projects, issue resolution, and meaningful relationship networking than any other governmental consultant we have used anywhere. Their energy and passion, combined with excellent and continuing governmental relationships in the countries they handle as well as with the U.S. government at all levels has led to great results over and over again.”

Jan Jones

Board Member, Caesars Entertainment.

Blue Star Strategies‘ high level of professionalism, outstanding dedication, far-reaching connections, and deep understanding of how Washington, DC works helped Handelsblatt manage a successful conference. This was only possible because of their assistance, which selected the appropriate venue, contacted the relevant decision makers, and moderated our press conference, creating a seamless, successful experience.”

Gabor Steingart

Chairman - Handelsblatt GLOBAL

“In our work, we often remind clients and partners that policy change at any level comes down to relationships. The team at Blue Star Strategies helped us to use limited resources more efficiently and build strong relationships that matter.”

David Devlin-Foltz

Director, Aspen Planning and Evaluation Program - THE ASPENN INSTITUTE

“We are deeply grateful to Blue Star Strategies for its many contributions that enabled a successful celebration event and commemorative concert in a beautiful venue. Their deep connections and capability in the United States, including in the Executive and Legislative branches of government and with the new U.S. administration supported this key initiative of ours, which generated a tremendous amount of attention and goodwill for our company and our community.”

Fabio Dal Boni

Communications Department - LANE salini impregilo

“What has impressed me the most in my many years of working closely with the Blue Star Strategies team is their geographical breadth. From Eastern Europe to the Middle East to Central America, they are always able to deftly navigate the geopolitical waters.”

Alex Cranberg

Chairman - ASPECT HOLDINGS, LLC.

“Blue Star Strategies has been a major asset in supporting OIC International’s efforts to raise our visibility within the international donor community in Washington, DC and among our corporate partners. Their strategic guidance and comprehensive knowledge is invaluable to our organization and we are thankful for the sound advice they provided in helping build strong and lasting relationships with key audiences.”

Crispian Kirk

President & CEO - OIC International

“Blue Star Strategies has been a key and trusted partner helping us identify international donors and grow our sustainable energy business in Africa. We deeply appreciate their creativity, expertise, and extensive networks and the passion and commitment they bring to see our efforts come to fruition.”

Ali Divani

Chief Operating Officer - MOZAMBIQUE RENEWABLES

“Blue Star Strategies has an unbeatable track record in combining the very best of strategic planning with positive results. As far as I’m concerned, Karen Tramontano and her team walk on water.”

Kathy Bonk

Executive Director - CCMC

“Working with the Blue Star Strategies team has been critical to our efforts to shape policy in emerging markets regarding patient access to medicines for rare and ultra-rare diseases. Their team is uniquely qualified and positioned to provide high-level strategic insight and advice and are responsive and committed to success.”

Heidi Wagner

Senior Vice President, Global Government Affairs - Alexion

“It has been an absolute pleasure to partner with Blue Star Strategies to advance the policy and legal objectives of clients. It has given me the opportunity to watch their team in action—the way they skillfully interact with and advocate on behalf of clients—and to do meaningful work every day around the world in intensely challenging and complex environments. They have extraordinary instincts and judgment and are among the most deeply trusted advisors I have known.”

William T. O'Brien

Partner and U.S. Practice Chair, International Dispute Resolution - DENTONS

“The team at Blue Star Strategies is comprised of distinguished experts with great insights in global politics, international growth strategies, and economic development. They have built an amazing network that they put to work for the projects they take on. Their dedication and excellence is not just a mission statement but what they strive to deliver for their clients every day.”

Yvonne Bendinger-Rothschild

Executive Director - European american chamber of commerce

“We have been collaborating with BSS since our entry into the US market. I highly value their ability to analyze the situation, precise approach, and ability to engage key players which greatly help us in our vision to transform the area of critical minterals mining towards sustainability. I appreciate their flexibility, dedication, and honesty.”

Petr Pudil

Chair, Draslovka