The Public Affairs Office, LLC
Areas of Expertise:
Art is the Managing Member/Owner of the Public Affairs Office LLC. It is a SBA and VA certified "Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business" providing advice, counsel, and training for government executives on public affairs – local, state, federal and international public issues management and solutions. The company also supports other government contracting companies in business development efforts. The Public Affairs Office LLC brings years and a broad scope of successful past performance in congressional, military, USG, local and state government, national and international projects and programs, and ground truth community relations.
• Program Management/Support
• Policy Development
• Strategic Planning
• Tactics & Procedures
• Operational Excellence
• Government Market Analysis
• Employee Relations
• Corporate & Government Outreach
• Media & Community Relations
• Writing, Editing
• Speeches, Presentations
Art Humphries recently completed three years with the New Mexico Procurement Technical Assistance Center – PTAC. He was contributing to his community and the state economy by training, coaching and mentoring small businesses through the rigors of government contracting in local, state and federal markets. Art and the PTAC team helped their clients grow from $52m to $180m in Federal contracts alone in just one year. PTAC is a program of totally free services sponsored by the federal and state governments across the country (www.nmptac.org).
Art’s career includes service as a Navy Commander working in chief public affairs posts including the staff of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in the Pentagon, and for the Commander in Chief of Naval Forces Europe and northern Africa; PR and marketing companies as a senior officer and owner; the VP of a state Chamber of Commerce; and one of State Department’s senior advisors in Iraq where he reestablished US diplomatic presence in the southern Kurdish region along the Iranian border, and guided Iraqi provincial government and business leaders to establish an economic development investment commission bringing in new and old money for infrastructure and more. He still receives social calls from his Iraqi Investment Commission colleagues, just to check in.
After 18months in Iraq, Art served as a Federal contracting company general manager in Albuquerque that included work as a project and program manager for the intelligence community, FAA, HUD, FDA, DOI, and others. His team increased their federal contracts from $3m to $70m in less than three years’ time.
Art is now operating his own consultancy – The Public Affairs Office, LLC with clients such as the New Mexico Municipal League, where he conducts workshops for the state’s elected and appointed officials in leadership, management, governance, ethics, and more. Other clients include Central New Mexico Community College, the Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority, the NM state Department of Workforce Solutions, and Cybermedia Technologies (CTEC) of Reston, VA.
As importantly as his government, business, and other professional positions, Art has served in leadership positions on the boards and/or as chairman of boards of significant community services organizations such as the National Kidney Foundation, Salvation Army, Boy Scouts, Habitat for Humanity, YMCA, church, a state Media Council, the U.S. Congressional Philharmonic Society, and besides Albuquerque’s lead Rotary, two Rotary clubs in Hawaii. Art is married to the premier home designer in the greater Albuquerque area – Liza Way.