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RYP Granite Strategies - Rath, Young & Pignatelli

New Hampshire

Experienced and connected, the RYP Granite Strategies team helps clients both large and small navigate the legislative process and the often complex workings of state government. The Granite Strategies team is comprised of accomplished professionals with diverse backgrounds, talents and relationships. We are known, respected and trusted within the halls of government, where our bipartisan relationships and fundamental understanding of client needs are the foundation of a commitment to positive results for each and every client.


We offer clients a full range of advocacy and public policy services and take pride in our ability to understand the issues and shape solutions. The legislative and government services realms are often complicated and always demanding. We see the challenges as opportunities for our clients. Individualized services include:

  • Legislative Lobbying
  • Issue Advocacy
  • Contract Procurement
  • State Permitting
  • Local Government Advocacy
  • State Funding


DAVID G. COLLINS is the Director of Government Relations for Rath, Young and Pignatelli, P.C. and leads the firm’s Government Relations Practice Group. Prior to RYP, David was the Director of Government Relations for Public Service Company of New Hampshire and in an earlier life, a Biologist for New Hampshire Fish & Game. A veteran lobbyist, well known and well respected, David has a wealth of front line lobbying and public affairs experience.

He has served as a trusted advisor to leaders of a wide variety of industries including electric utilities, insurance, telecommunications, oil and gas, financial service and health care companies. Among a few of his current clients, in addition to the New Hampshire Credit Union League, are Comcast, PSNH, Anthem, Dartmouth College, the American Petroleum Institute and American Express. David currently serves as the Vice Chairman of the New Hampshire Air Resources Council and on the Board of Directors of The Advocacy Group, a select group of nationally recognized public affairs professionals.

His public service has included serving as Trustee of the Manchester VNA, President of the Queen City Kiwanis, Chairman of the Bedford Conservation Commission and Director of the New Hampshire Wildlife Federation.

He is an avid golfer, a passionate fly tyer and an admittedly addicted fly fisherman. He resides in Bow with his wife Lucie and they have three grown children and two grandchildren.

GINA R. POWERS serves as Director of Government Relations with RYP Granite Strategies. Since joining the firm of Rath, Young and Pignatelli, Gina has successfully represented a number of clients in the health care, education and non-profit industries before the Legislative and Executive Branches. She specializes in monitoring legislative and regulatory activity, drafting and delivering testimony, working collaboratively with legislators, stakeholders and agency representatives and interacting with and advising clients on legislative and public affairs issues. Prior to her work in the private sector, Gina spent several years interning for the Rhode Island Senate Policy office.

When not at the State House or in the office, Gina serves on the boards of Moore Center Services and the Mary Gale Foundation and is a volunteer with Merrimack Home Health and Hospice. She recently graduated from the inaugural cohort of the New Hampshire Center for Nonprofits Hoffman-Hass Fellowship and is continuing her involvement as a member of the Manchester Chamber of Commerce’s Government Affairs Committee. A native of Rhode Island, Gina graduated cum laude from St. Anselm College with a B.A. in History.