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Our dedicated and knowledgable leadership team has over 110 years of political, governmental, security, law enforcement, and financial experience combined.

President and Managing Director, Michael Balboni, and his team have both the expertise and strategic knowledge to understand and react to the most difficult problems that you might face in both government and business.

We will work with you to help you navigate your way through any government maze or business crisis that may otherwise hinder your progress. Our team of government experts, political strategists and communication managers offer a range of services that provide proven results and will help you attain your goals.

James M. Sherry  

James M. Sherry,
Senior Vice President


After 3 years of service as Deputy Commissioner for Downstate Operations at the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES), Mr. James M. Sherry joined the RedLand Strategies team in 2014 as Senior Vice President.

With over 23 years of service both in local and state government, Mr. Sherry brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experiences. Prior to his service as Deputy Commissioner, Mr. Sherry served as Acting Director for the Office of Homeland Security (OHS) after his time as Chief of Staff where he oversaw the office’s daily operations. He also worked as Special Advisor for Public Safety in the New York State Governor’s Office, where he collaborated closely with the State Police Counterterrorism Unit, SEMO, the Division of Military and Naval Affairs, the Office of Cyber Security, Division of Criminal Justice Services, and security officials at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

As first Counsel to the NYS Senate Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs, between 2003 and 2006, Mr. Sherry proved instrumental in the development and passage of legislation on chemical, energy and water security. In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Mr. Sherry served as Senior NYS Executive during response and relief efforts in the downstate area.

Recognized by the New York National Guard for “exceptionally meritorious service”, Mr. Sherry has been the recipient of the Conspicuous Service Medal. In 2012 he graduated from the Center for Homeland Defense and Security’s Executive Leaders Program. He also continues to be a member of the Mineola Fire Department, which he joined in1988.

With decades of experience in government, homeland security, and crisis management, James Sherry’s level of expertise is unmatched, making him a significant addition to the RedLand Team.

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