FAA Awards $9.3 Million Grant for Safety Improvements for Statesville Airport

City of Statesville North Carolina

May, 2019: The City of Statesville, NC, has been awarded a substantial federal investment by the Federal Aviation Administration in the Statesville Airport. This is just one example where Strategics made the difference. We brought the competitive grant opportunity to the City’s attention, worked with the City throughout the application process, developed and implemented the political strategy, communicated and coordinated with stakeholders and congressional offices, and more. Congratulations Statesville! Full Story

Amy Kirschbaum, Government Affairs and Legislative Specialist

Amy KirschbaumStrategics Consulting is excited to announce the addition of Amy Ward Kirschbaum to the legislative team. Amy first began her career on Capitol Hill where she worked as a legislative aide in the office of the late Congressman E. Clay Shaw, Jr. from Florida. She also was primary staff for the U.S. Congressional Sunbelt Caucus, a bipartisan coalition of 150 Southerners in the House of Representatives. Her primary issues were the environment, energy and transportation.

Amy and Leslie first started working together in 1988 when Leslie was hired to be the Congressman’s receptionist. They have been friends ever since, with Amy even traveling all the way from Oregon to attend Leslie’s South Florida wedding to husband Hank in 1999. “In life you meet people where you have an opportunity to help change their lives, and then you meet people who help change yours. Amy is definitely the latter, and I could not be happier to have the joy of working with her again,” said Leslie Mozingo, owner and CEO of Strategics Consulting.
In 1992, Amy left DC and moved west to Oregon where she continued her career in public affairs with jobs in the state transportation department and with a regional government, working on parks and open spaces issues. Most recently, Amy was the Executive Director of a nonprofit advocating for and supporting women with ovarian cancer.

Amy grew up in Broward County, FL and earned BA in Public Policy from Duke University in Durham, NC.

Debra Bryant Recognized in MPA Spotlight by North Carolina State University

Debra BryantStrategics Consulting’s business partner, Debra Bryant, has been recognized in the Alumni Spotlight for NC State’s School of Public and International Affairs Master of Public Affairs program. Debra has been a long-time friend and professional colleague of Strategics’ owner Leslie Mozingo, and continues to partner with Leslie and her firm on joint client work. To read the highlight, visit the school site.




Leslie Mozingo, the Owner and CEO of Strategics Consulting, LLC Presenting Best Practices In Grantsmanship at  Grants Professional Association Workshop

Leslie Mozingo

On Thursday, November 2, 2017, Leslie Mozingo, Strategics Consulting’s owner and CEO, will be presenting on Best Practices in Grantsmanship to the North Carolina Chapter of the Grants Professional Association during a workshop in Charlotte, NC.  

Specifically, Leslie will share her expertise on understanding the federal funding process as it relates to competing for federal grants.

The North Carolina chapter of Grants Professional Association (GPA) is comprised of grant professionals from across the state working in a variety of sectors, including local and state government, education, and healthcare. The chapter is working to grow grantsmanship in North Carolina and is committed to carrying out GPA’s mission to serve the greater public good by practicing the highest ethical and professional standards. For more information on Grants Professionals Association, visit If you would like additional information about the North Carolina Chapter, please contact Chapter President Rebekah Ricardo at (336) 773-7783 or email her at