Office Manager & Legislative Assistant 602-903-6811

About Us

Tom Farley

Tom FarleySince 1997, Tom Farley has been the lead political strategist and lobbyist for the Arizona Association of REALTORS®. Before joining Willetta Partners, he became the CEO in 2008 for the association representing 40,000+ REALTORS® in Arizona at the state legislature, as well as Congress. Mr. Farley also ran Farley Public Affairs Group, a contract lobbying firm, prior to becoming CEO of the REALTORS® association representing a number of interests at the Arizona Capitol.

Tom has been appointed to several state commissions and committees on issues of land use water, taxation and regulation impacting the real estate industry and property owners. He is a member or sits on the board of directors of several organizations including the Arizona Chamber of Commerce, Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce, Arizona Tax Research Association and the Public Affairs Professionals Association.

602.625.2750 Tel | tom@willettapartners.com

Michael Haener

Mike HaenerMichael Haener has more than 20 years of experience in the public and private sectors. Prior to joining Willetta Partners, Inc., Mr. Haener was a lobbyist at Upstream Consulting. In addition, Mr. Haener worked as Deputy Chief of Staff for former Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano, where he worked to develop, advocate, and implement policy and programs on a broad range of issues from economic development to healthcare.

Mr. Haener also served as Director of Legislative Affairs and Communications Director for the Arizona Office of the Attorney General, Assistant to the Mayor of Phoenix, a Legislative Aide for a U.S. Senator and as an independent strategic policy and campaign consultant.

602.448.2814 Tel | haener@willettapartners.com

Brian Tassinari

Brian TassinariBrian Tassinari has 17 years of media and government relations experience in both the public and private sectors. Prior to forming Willetta Partners, Inc., Mr. Tassinari was a lobbyist and communications consultant with the firm Williams & Associates for nine years.

Before Joining Williams & Associates, Mr. Tassinari was the Director of Communications for the President of the Arizona Senate.

He began his career in politics in 1995 when he joined the staff of U.S. Senator William V. Roth, Jr. in Washington D.C. where he served as a Deputy Press Secretary for two years and Communications Director for another two years. In addition to serving as the Senator’s spokesman in the local and national media, Mr. Tassinari wrote speeches and position papers for Senator Roth. He also worked on legislation relating to transportation and telecommunications issues.

602.363.2627 Tel | brian@willettapartners.com

Angélica Terrazas

Angélica Terrazas began her career in Arizona government in 2014 when she came to WPI where she handled confidential and highly sensitive material, as well as stay up-to-date with current changes in Arizona laws for four years. In 2018, Miss Terrazas went to lobby for another government relations firm for two years and rejoined the WPI team in 2021 as the Government Affairs Director where she continues to directly advocate for public policy issues on behalf of clients at the state and local level.  Miss Terrazas holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from Northern Arizona University. She came to WPI with a unique background, knowledge and skillset within the behavioral health industry. Prior to rejoining WPI, Miss Terrazas worked as the Chief Legislative Associate for The Aarons Company LLC, and has also served as the executive assistant to the CEO and vice president of CHOICES Network of Arizona, Inc., and the executive assistant for the VP and Human Resources department of Terros, Inc..

Miss Terrazas volunteered for the campaigns of the late U.S. Senator John McCain in 2016 and Governor Doug Ducey in 2018. She is also a proud Fellow alumni of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s 2018-2019 Arizona Industry Fellows program.

602.739.5713 Tel | angelica@willettapartners.com

Samantha Orth

Samantha Orth began her career in Arizona government as a page in the 2017 Legislative Session at the Arizona House of Representatives, where she worked firsthand with legislators and staff in the public policy process. After that, Ms. Orth spent the next year and a half working in Arizona Governor Doug Ducey’s office as his Advance and Director of Scheduling, where she planned & managed the Governor’s official events. In 2018, she also worked on Governor Ducey’s reelection campaign as his Director of Scheduling, where she planned and managed all of the Governor’s campaign and political events that ultimately resulted in a re-election win. After her experience in the Legislature, Governor’s Office, and political world, Miss Orth now works in the private lobbying arena at Willetta Partners, where she has been since October 2019.

Born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona, Miss Orth attended Arizona State University where she completed a Bachelor of Science Degree in Public Service and Public Policy concentrating in Law & Policy. Ms. Orth graduated Summa Cum Laude from ASU and was inducted into the International Honor’s Society for Public Policy based on her high grade point average.

623.696.6672 Tel | samantha@willettapartners.com