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SENIOR FELLOW PROFILE
AMERICAN LEADERSHIP FORUM

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SENIOR FELLOW PROFILE
AMERICAN LEADERSHIP FORUM

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Widely known as a businessman and as an elected public representative , Roger Niello personifies effective leadership .

The Niello Company of auto dealerships throughout Sacramento and Placer counties is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year . Roger Niello spent 25 years heavily involved with the family business and is still a corporate officer today .
Niello has also served as an elected representative on the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors and in the State Assembly , in addition to many other public positions including president and CEO of the Sacramento Metro Chamber of Commerce .
A Senior Fellow of the American Leadership Forum ( Class XV ), Niello says , “ Two things stood out for me through ALF : great relationships with people I wouldn ’ t have otherwise known and the power of asking the right question . The key to problem solving is posing the right question . I ’ m grateful to ALF for crystallizing that for me .”

Integrated Communications Strategies , LLC provides policy and crisis communication , issue management , strategic planning and economic development services . This Sacramento-based firm ’ s clients include companies , public agencies , trade associations , coalitions , foundations and nonprofit organizations in multiple states . Two ICS partners with decades of experience solving challenges related to high-profile issues are also American Leadership Forum Senior Fellows and bring those benefits to the firm . Jose Hermocillo is a Class III Senior Fellow who also served on ALF ’ s board of directors for several years and partner Bill Mueller is a Class XII Senior Fellow who has served as a facilitator for some of ALF ’ s retreats . “ Members of the ALF network and staff have been at the heart of our work , supporting , advising or connecting us to information or resources we need to serve our clients best ,” says Hermocillo , ICS managing partner . “ Those clients need our consulting services to influence public policy debate or manage communications related to threats from litigation , media scrutiny , government investigation or other disruption . We also help them develop strategic plans to position themselves or their communities for growth .” ICS stands out among competitors because of their extensive experience — the firm ’ s partners and associates are all senior-level practitioners — and large network of contacts . “ Since we choose to remain a small firm , we can provide senior-level advisory services in a price-competitive model ,” says Jerry Azevedo , ICS partner . As the ICS partners look ahead , their goal is to simply be the “ best in class ” boutique communications firm in helping private companies , public agencies and nonprofits navigate through crisis , change and disruption .

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