Managing Partner & Founder
Lorenzo Bellamy has over 25 years of government relations experience, starting as a Legislative Advisor in the Washington, DC offices of two prominent International law firms.
Before founding Bellamy Genn, Lorenzo was Director and Legislative Counsel at a well-known legislative practice of a Maryland law firm. While there, Lorenzo successfully secured several millions of dollars in bond financing for clients doing business in Baltimore and throughout Maryland. Throughout Lorenzo’s career, he has advocated for the passage of legislation benefiting clients in the energy, environment, health, housing…
Gil Genn began his federal career as a Legislative Aide to U.S. Senator Birch Bayh. After years of law practice, Gil Genn was elected to the Maryland House of Delegates. He served 3 terms from 1987-99 with his District 16 colleagues, the current Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh and Maryland State Treasurer Nancy Kopp.
During his tenure, Gil Genn chaired the House Judiciary Criminal Justice Subcommittee and authored dozens of legislative initiatives, now law. The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) noted some as successful first-in-the-nation efforts. They include the first state statute in 1988 to allow for the admissibility of DNA evidence in criminal matters; the requirement for the police to report all Diplomatic moving motor vehicle violations, including fatalities, to the U.S. Department of State for sanctions…
Senior Government Relations Associate
Luwanda Jenkins has over 25 years of results-driven experience in the areas of government relations, small and minority business enterprise program development, and corporate social responsibility. Luwanda was a Democratic candidate for Lt. Governor and running mate to State Senator Richard Madaleno (D-Montgomery County) in the 2018 Maryland gubernatorial primary.
With a background that brings an unparalleled breadth of experience in the public and private sectors, Luwanda has served in various state…
Sarah M. Peters
Senior Government Relations Associate
Sarah M. Peters joins the Bellamy Genn Group with a government relations focus on transportation, infrastructure, and women’s issues, including access to healthcare.
Since November 2015, Sarah worked as the Legislative Manager in the Maryland Department of Transportation, Maryland Transit Administration (MDOT MTA) Office of Governmental Affairs under Maryland Governor Hogan working and advocating for departmental priorities. With key relationships and a vast knowledge of policy and the law, in 2017, Sarah successfully advocated for MDOT MTA’s departmental bill, which passed unanimously in the Maryland House and Senate to allow MDOT MTA to contract with…
J. William Pitcher
Senior Government Relations Counsel
Bill has been a practicing attorney and lobbyist in Annapolis for more than thirty-five years and has been recognized as one of the top business lobbyists in the State of Maryland. Bill is one of the best-connected lobbyists in Annapolis because of his close ties to the business community and the members of the General Assembly’s leadership.
Bill sharpened his craft over the years by representing clients before both the Maryland General Assembly and the Executive Branch Departments. Bill provides representation…
Ethics & Compliance Officer
Susan J. Pitcher has been the backbone of the Law Office of J. William Pitcher since 1998 when she became the Director of Operations, overseeing all office administrative and financial responsibilities, filings of all matters relating to state registrations and disclosures for the firm’s lobbyists as well as the coordinator on business…
Chantel is a graduate of The Duke Ellington School of Arts and The University of Virginia. She has provided strategic support to Bank of America’s Consumer Executive Team, Business Development with the Shakespeare Theater, and Sales and Marketing for the Northeast Region at Barnes & Noble Books. Additionally, she’s been an Instructional Leadership & Development Coach for DC Public Schools, Baltimore City Schools, the Archdiocese of New York City and Utah City Schools. She is currently working as the Executive Assistant to Lorenzo Bellamy at the Bellamy Genn Group in Annapolis, MD. She enjoys homeschooling her three girls, stage acting and spending quality time with her husband of 15 years.