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Glenn von Nostitz, Principal

gvonnostitz@lookouthillassociates.com

Glenn von Nostitz is widely known for in-depth research and compelling studies on public policy issues. For more than three decades, his work has helped achieve progressive change and reform.

  • His investigations led to improved treatment of sexual assault survivors in municipal hospital emergency rooms, enforcement of regulations limiting the number of continuous hours worked by hospital residents and to a crackdown on hazardous conditions in garment sweatshops.
  • His findings on hospital errors were the basis of a legal decision requiring New York State to release data on hospital adverse medical events.
  • His report on home improvement finance in low-income communities was among the first to expose widespread predatory lending.
  • His Poor Pay More for Less studies have buttressed calls by advocates to increase grocery options in low-income communities, provide low-cost banking services and end insurance redlining.
More about Glenn

He has written hundreds of studies, op-ed articles, issue briefings, white papers and campaign position papers on subjects including economic and workforce development, healthcare, public education, tax policy, consumer protection mass transit, and economic justice. He testified before Congress on the growing check-cashing industry. Consumer alerts and guides he produced have helped thousands of New York consumers find banks with lower fees, better hospital care, lower prescription drug prices, and to avoid credit card pitfalls. In the first comprehensive analysis of the impact of globalization on NYS and NYC, von Nostitz found that no state had benefitted more or suffered worse from globalization than New York.

von Nostitz served as Director of the Office of Policy Management in the New York City Comptroller's Office, Deputy NYC Public Advocate for Research and Investigations, Assistant Commissioner for Advocacy at the NYC Department of Consumer Affairs and Legislative Counsel to former Manhattan State Senator Franz S. Leichter.

Margaret Stix, Principal

mstix@lookouthillassociates.com

Margaret Stix specializes in developing innovative programs, projects and advocacy strategies that advance policy and practice in workforce, economic and community development. She has thirty years of experience working with City, State and federal government as a City official, a private sector attorney and as an advocate with nonprofit organizations.

Her advocacy work has included building city and statewide coalitions; meeting with legislators and their staffs in New York City, Albany and Washington; drafting legislation; organizing public hearings and forums to heighten awareness of issues; and writing public policy reports, press releases, policy briefs and legal papers.

Stix has developed programs to link publicly-assisted economic development to workforce development and community development; reduce energy costs for residential and commercial buildings; redevelop public buildings as recreational, arts and health care facilities; and provide supportive housing to homeless families and singles.

More about Margaret

In the public sector, Stix has served as General Counsel of the New York City Board of Standards and Appeals, NYC Director of Nonprofit Development, Board of Estimate Liaison for former Manhattan Borough President Dinkins and Program Developer at the City Department of Housing Preservation and Development, and as an Administrative Law Judge with the NYC Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings. In the private sector, she was Executive Director of the Community Training and Resource Center, Associate Director of the New York City Employment Training Coalition and an associate with the law firms of the Proskauer Rose, LLP and Kalkines, Arky, Zall & Bernstein, LLP (n/k/a Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP).

Tony Morenzi, Associate

Tony Morenzi has more than thirty years of senior-level experience in government administration and finance, the legislative process, intergovernmental relations and strategic advocacy, with a strong background in community and environmental protection issues, preservation of affordable housing, land use and zoning. He has a record of coalition-building and in bringing stakeholders together to achieve solutions to community and environmental issues.

Morenzi worked for 28 years in the New York State Assembly, as a district manager and then chief of staff to New York City members and served as Special Assistant to the Commissioner of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. He has lectured extensively on public policy development and State government operations in university graduate and undergraduate programs.

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