LANSING, MICH., Jan. 19, 2017 – Sterling Corporation, Michigan’s premier public affairs, political and fundraising consulting firm, announced key staff changes today in conjunction with the conclusion of Sterling’s sale to its parent company Lambert.

Steve Linder, Sterling’s founder and former Managing Partner, will be leaving the firm in his full-time capacity and transitioning to a new role as Of Counsel to the firm.

Mark Pischea, Sterling Partner since 2010, will take over as the firm’s Managing Partner.  Additionally, Senior Director Denise DeCook will lead the political engagement practice and Director Heather Lombardini will manage the fundraising practice. Full bios can be found at the Sterling website.

“While we are saddened by Steve Linder’s departure, we knew this day would eventually come and have been prepared to transition our leadership and structure to ensure that our clients continue to receive the same outstanding service and support that they have come to expect,” said Mark Pischea, Managing Partner of the Sterling Corporation. “We are excited about these new opportunities for our team and for Steve. Steve Linder and I were not only partners, but also colleagues and friends for over 30 years. On behalf of the entire Sterling team, we wish Steve the very best in this next chapter of his accomplished career, and we are thrilled that he will remain involved in his capacity Of Counsel.”

Pischea continued: “With a talented bench and senior leadership from experienced professionals like Denise DeCook, Heather Lombardini and the entire Sterling team, we will continue to provide our clients with the very best public affairs, political, fundraising and public relations consulting. Sterling Corporation’s future, with support from the award-winning Lambert team, has never been brighter.”

About Sterling Corporation
Founded in 1999, Sterling Corporation is Michigan’s premier conservative public affairs firm and the state’s top fundraising consultancy. Best known for its public policy, issues management and issue advocacy work, Sterling offers comprehensive campaign management, grassroots/grasstops advocacy, ballot initiatives, integrated marketing and crisis management. Based in Lansing, Mich., Sterling has clients across the state and throughout the country spanning corporations, associations, coalitions and non-profits seeking to influence public policy and advocate on behalf of their issues and campaigns. Sterling is a subsidiary of Lambert, Edwards & Associates, Michigan’s largest PR firm and a top-15 investor relations firm nationally with clients based in 20 states and six countries.
Mark Pischea