Larry Kopp has nearly thirty years of experience in the advocacy and nonprofit sectors, in the political and public policy worlds and in the entertainment industry as a trained storyteller and communications expert.
In 2005, Larry founded The TASC Group to work with the most dynamic and inspiring leaders and organizations in the nonprofit, political advocacy and business worlds. He has worked on some of the most significant and high-profile public relations campaigns in the country. He has helped manage multi-million dollar political campaigns at the state and local level and worked on several Presidential campaigns. He has built political grassroots organizations in more than a dozen states. He has appeared as a professional actor in Hollywood blockbuster films, on award-winning TV shows and premiered the plays of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwrights on major New York and Chicago stages.
He has appeared as a communications expert and policy pundit on major news shows and has been quoted extensively in dozens of major national media outlets, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Reuters and the Associated Press. His writings have appeared in PR Week Magazine.
Larry graduated from Phillips Academy Andover and attended the prestigious acting program at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. He also graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Columbia University.
He is married with three children and lives in Montclair, New Jersey.
Amy Ward Kaup
Amy Ward Kaup is a marketing professional with more than 20 years of experience in various vertical markets, including the financial services and banking industries. She worked as a marketing executive at both Goldman Sachs and Bank of America, as well as The Maloney Group and Pricewaterhouse Coopers, where she served for more than a decade. Her expertise includes taking numerous products from concept to market, which gives her a unique perspective when it comes to strategy, positioning and integrated marketing. Amy has been with the TASC Group since 2006.
Rida Bint Fozi
An award-winning PR pro, Rida Bint Fozi has a BA in English Literature from Brooklyn College and more than 15 years experience in the nonprofit world. She has served in leadership and development positions at a national youth organization and managed communications and social media for one of the leading national American Muslim organizations. Rida has spearheaded international and national media campaigns and her work has been recognized for excellence in public relations and communications by the Public Relations Society of America and the Public Relations Society of America New York Chapter.
Rida is known for her endless curiosity, passion for hyphen placement and deep love of maps, clean design, science and emoticons. In her down time she can be found planning Pinterest-worthy events or devouring non-fiction reads.
Jake Oliver joined The TASC Group after working in New York politics and government for nearly a decade. He has served as the chief of staff to a senior member of the New York City Council and as a communications aide on a number of successful campaigns that elected candidates for city, state and federal offices, as well as advocacy campaigns.
Jake received his BA from Drew University and has a MS in Urban Policy Analysis and Management from The New School, where his studies focused on advocacy. A glutton for punishment, he is a devoted fan of the New York Rangers and Newcastle United. Jake is a lifelong New Yorker, currently living in the Bronx.
Kaitlin Stewart joined TASC with a background in social issue advocacy, including working on campaigns for the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and the City of New York, and conducting policy analysis for a coalition of international NGOs monitoring UN Security Council policy on the Women, Peace and Security agenda.
Kaitlin received her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Franklin and Marshall College, and a Master of Public Administration from the NYU Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service specializing in Nonprofit Management and Public Policy. During grad school, she studied international development, women’s human rights, and domestic food policy, taking additional coursework at the NYU School of Law and NYU Steinhardt Graduate School of Nutrition, Food Studies and Public Health.
She can be found foraging the city’s many farmers markets and alternative eateries, working on her posture, or enjoying live music and the occasional, overpriced spin class.
Ann Kaiser’s background in journalism has made her a master storyteller and expert problem-solver. After graduating from Fordham University with a B.S. in Psychology, she spent time as a reporter for her local newspaper before working her way up to Senior Editor of athome magazine. Kaiser’s love of writing and appreciation for media bring a fresh perspective to The TASC Group’s clients. Her contributions are already helping the noteworthy organizations we serve further their missions. She is known for smiling a lot, staying cool under pressure and reading the works of JD Salinger over and over.
A rising PR arbiter, Alex Alemán joined TASC with a diverse portfolio of media hits ranging from event listings in local papers to full page stories in the New York Post. With a background in journalism and digital marketing, Alex has a flair for diction and an eye for detail that he employs across TASC’s full roster of clients.
Alex received his Bachelor of Arts in Media and Communication Arts from The City College of New York, with an emphasis on Advertising and Public Relations. When he’s not working a red carpet or taking on the Pokémon league, Alex can be found volunteering at pet adoption events all over the city.