Senior Client Manager

Rich Sylvester

Why PASS? The thing I like best about working at PASS is the camaraderie with my colleagues and clients and generally pleasant working environment. The main reason, though, is our awesome kitchen!

My Background Rich previously spent four years with the FEC Public Records Division. Rich grew up in Buffalo, NY a frustrated Bills fan and joined the Navy after high school for four years; he then attended SUNY Buffalo, where he completed his degree in English Literature/Russian Studies. He lives with Katya, his wife of seventeen years and their son Evan, who was born in June, 2011, and is, sadly, still a frustrated Bills fan.

About Me B.A. English & Russian Studies, SUNY Buffalo. Rich has been with PASS since 2001. Rich is originally from New York.

  • Conduct a compliance review for PAC disbursement checks to ensure compliance
  • Conduct a compliance review for non-PAC disbursement checks
  • Conduct a compliance review for corporate campaign contributions
  • Consult with the PAC on state requirements for making non-federal disbursements
  • Prepare PAC disbursement checks and send as directed
  • Prepare cover letters to go with each disbursement check
  • Reconcile the PAC bank account on a monthly basis
  • Prepare monthly financial reports for the PAC bank account
  • Keep track of all of your compliance report filing requirements
  • Provide you with a monthly schedule of all compliance reports due
  • Prepare the FEC report according to the filing schedule you selected
  • Prepare and file state and local compliance reports
  • Respond to inquiries from campaign finance agencies
  • Prepare thank you letters to PAC members
  • Train new personnel assigned to assist with PAC activities
  • Coordinate affiliated PAC activities