Princeton Public Affairs Group (PPAG), celebrating its 30th Anniversary
as New Jersey leading public affairs firm, welcomes Al Barlas to the PPAG team this
month. Mr. Barlas recently served as Chief of Staff to Senator Kevin O’Toole and
Senator-Elect Kristin Corrado.
Mr. Barlas’ outstanding public affairs career includes Legislative Director for
Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon, County Chairman of the Essex County Republican
Committee, Former Chairman of the Essex County Young Republicans, Former
Chairman of the New Jersey State Young Republicans, and Campaign manager for
multiple legislative and county races in North Jersey. Mr. Barlas was also a Financial
Sales Consultant at PNC Bank.
“Al Barlas knows how to get things done in government,” said PPAG’s Dale Florio.
“He brings tremendous depth and breadth to our clients and real energy to our bi-
partisan team. He is well respected by all factions of the political spectrum which is
extremely rare. We’ll mark our 30th anniversary as the year Al joined us.”
As Chief of Staff to Senator O’Toole, Mr. Barlas interfaced with a wide range of
elected officials, serving as a crisis management resource to local officials during
Hurricanes Irene and Sandy. He served as point person for Sen. O’Toole with the
Governor’s Office on critical and high-profile legislation.