Natalie Knight Joins Impact Public Affairs
“We are seeing a significant increase in local, state and federal support for long overdue investments in public infrastructure. Natalie’s experience leading complex infrastructure delivery in both government and private sector settings will be a major asset for our clients working to improve water, transportation, real estate, human capital and technology systems across Georgia,” said Impact partner John Watson.
“Impact has a widely acknowledged reputation as a leader in managing complex public policy and business development initiatives both in Georgia and nationally. I am excited about the opportunity to add additional value for our clients in these and other areas,” said Knight.
Impact Public Affairs has one of the largest and most experienced teams in Georgia. The Atlanta Journal Constitution wrote that the firm “brings together some of the most influential people in state politics.” The Impact team of eight bipartisan senior principals currently provides a diverse range of government relations, business development, strategic consulting and public relations services to a long list of clients, including over 20 members of the Fortune 500.
Natalie Knight has over 20 years of experience in the public and private sectors in the agriculture, finance, water, and wastewater industries. Her experience across these industries as they intersected with governments at the local, state, and federal levels has positioned her well for her role as Metro Atlanta Client Service Leader and Government Relations Director for Barge Design Solutions Atlanta Office. Before joining Barge Design Solutions in September 2019, Natalie spent 12 years with the City of Atlanta in the Department of Watershed Management, the Mayor’s Office, and the Department of Finance.
In addition, with six years of experience in corporate Government Relations with DuPont and CH2M/Jacobs Engineering as Southeast Government Relations Director, Natalie is uniquely prepared to be the Director of State and Local Government Relations at Impact Public Affairs. Natalie earned a Master of Public Administration from Iowa State University in 2005 and a Bachelor of Science in Plant and Soil Science from Tuskegee University in 2001. She is also a certified Project Management Professional and has obtained certifications in Balanced Scorecard Strategy Planning and Lean Six Sigma. Natalie is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Marietta Roswell Alumnae Chapter.