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1025 Connecticut Ave. NW, #220
Washington, D.C. 20036

Brian Feldman, Partner

Allison+Partners brings clients deep public affairs expertise on some of today’s most pressing environmental, energy, health, budget and education public policy issues. Our team has led successful campaigns on issues including major healthcare reform legislation, green cars, healthcare access, education reform and Internet taxation. With an active grassroots network that gives our professionals ‘feet on the ground’ in every Congressional district across the country, our team creates a groundswell of support for your issue. We create messages that resonate and ensure those messages are heard by legislators and regulators, communities, NGOs, associations, communities and the media. We have a proven track record in environmental advocacy and sustainability communications, and maintain strong relationships with top-tier media, ensuring that your side of the story is always heard. Our team develops strong reputations and executive brands, secures partnerships, and builds a sturdy foundation of grassroots support for your projects, producing business-building results for government agencies, public and private corporations, nonprofits and sustainability innovators.


700 12th St., NW, #800 Washington, DC 20005
Fax: 202/466-6002

APCO Worldwide is an independent global communication, stakeholder engagement and business strategy firm with offices in more than 30 major cities throughout the world. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., and named “Public Affairs Agency of the Decade” by The Holmes Report, APCO is well-known for its rich public affairs heritage. Since our founding 30 years ago, APCO’s thriving global public affairs practice remains fundamental to our overall approach to communication, which puts effective stakeholder engagement at the heart of our creative, unconventional and integrated communication strategies.

APCO’s Energy & Clean Tech practice, led by Maggie Brown, works with clients across all sectors of the energy industry — from traditional fuel sources to renewables such as hydropower, solar, wind and biofuels. APCO also advises clients in the burgeoning clean tech industry including smart grid, green building, electric vehicles and energy monitoring. Clients benefit from APCO’s strategic alliances with the American Council of Renewable Energy (ACORE), the Clean Tech Open, the University of Washington Clean Tech Institute, as well as from the insights of Governor Bill Richardson, a former U.S. secretary of energy, who is chairman of APCO’s Global Political Strategies (GPS) group.


204 East 23rd St.
New York, NY 10010

One Stamford Plaza
263 Tresser Blvd, 9th Fl.
Stamford, CT 06901

Thomas P. Butler, President

Winner of two International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) best national P.R./Political campaign awards in 2013 and five time IAFF award honoree. Ranked among top 10 in the New York market for its environmental and public affairs practice. Butler Associates campaigns range from victorious Fortune 50 shareholder proxy battles, directing public affairs, legal and public safety campaigns, to visibility for top business and financial firms and their CEO’s. The Butler group includes seasoned pros, committed to their clients, who deliver consistent results. Its Litical Solutions division delivers mobile consumer engagement campaigns and award winning advertising for broadcast, online and print.

Clients: Association of BellTel Retirees Inc.; Christensen & Jensen, P.C.; Empire Strategies; Friends of LaGuardia Airport Coalition;; Hunts Point Cooperative Market; Mechanical Contractors Association of New York; New York Affordable Reliable Electricity Alliance; Plumbing Foundation of New York; ProtectSeniors.Org; New Rochelle Professional Fire Fighters Association, Local 273; Siebert Brandford Shank & Co., LLC.; Stamford (CT) Police Association; Stamford Professional Fire Fighters Association; Steamfitters Local 638, New York; Yonkers Professional Fire Fighters Association; Uniformed Firefighters Association (NY City), United Auto Workers Local 2377, Stamford, CT.


1700 Rockville Pike, Suite 400
Rockville, MD 20852
Fax: 301/983-2126

Aric Caplan, President

Caplan Communications’ practice champions social and environmental justice causes. We advocate for renewable energy, clean air and clean water laws, stewardship of America’s public lands, national parks and rivers, as well as sustainable, local food practices.

February 2014 marks our agency’s 10th anniversary serving issues in the public interest. Caplan delivers strategy, crisis and rapid-response media relations, messaging and full-service campaign implementation by targeting audiences locally and on the national stage.

Clients: Alaska Wilderness League, American Rivers, Defenders of Wildlife, Earthjustice, Environmental Defense Fund, Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2), Friends of the Earth, Greenpeace USA, League of Conservation Voters, National Geographic Society, National Parks Conservation Association, Natural Resources Defense Council, National Wildlife Federation, Physicians for Social Responsibility, Union of Concerned Scientists and The Waterkeeper Alliance.


320 North Larchmont Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90004
Fax: 323/466-8653

Hal Dash, Chairman & CEO
Lisa Gritzner, President
Steve Bullock, CFO

Cerrell is California’s senior public relations and public affairs firm. With an extensive depth and breadth of experience in Southern California and around the state, our firm has consistently delivered results for corporate, nonprofit and government clients across a wide range of industries and sectors since our founding in 1966.

Through nearly five decades of success, Cerrell has developed an unparalleled body of knowledge and experience in all facets of public affairs. But what makes our firm truly unique among our competitors is that we don’t simply specialize in one specific issue area; we have five robust practice areas and nearly 30 elite and diverse professionals with a diversity of communications experience under one roof. Cerrell is equipped to engage in the kind of collaborative, multi-faceted strategic problem-solving that delivers results our clients need in complex, rapidly changing environments.
Specifically, our firm provides services in the areas of media relations and crisis communication, local government advocacy, campaigns and issues management, energy and environment, and land use planning.

Our Media Relations & Crisis Communication team’s (Sean Rossall, VP) expert understanding of the messages and events that move the media allows Cerrell to tell our clients’ stories strategically. Successfully harnessing the power of the media is about more than just managing a story; it’s about making sure that you are a part of the public narrative. Our team works at the intersection of traditional and social media tools, securing media coverage from New York to Washington, D.C. to Los Angeles.

Cerrell’s Energy & Environment team (Macaria Flores, VP) provides expert strategic counsel and outreach services to a wide variety of corporate, non-profit and government clients. Energy and environmental issues are some of the most challenging and complex issues facing businesses and government today. National and California-specific regulatory and legislative mandates for air, water and habitat make working in the state more challenging than anywhere else in the country. Our team understands this complex regulatory framework and the sensitive environmental, political and community impacts that often accompany these issues.

Our Local Government practice (Lisa Gritzner, President) employs a team-oriented approach that helps our clients successfully navigate local and state government, engage decision-makers and, ultimately, achieve their desired results —securing a government contract, passing an ordinance or stopping an unfavorable action. Our local government team is composed of seasoned professionals who are former city, state and federal government staff members.

Cerrell’s skilled Campaigns & Issues Management team (Brandon Stephenson, VP) manages every aspect of a political or issue-based campaign in a strategic manner to achieve our clients’ goals — whether it’s achieving success on Election Day or winning a vote before a governing body.

Cerrell’s Land Use team (Alisa Karlan, VP) employs a team-oriented approach on development projects that help our clients successfully navigate the complex, and often political, entitlement process. We thoughtfully engage communities and opinion leaders to build consensus to provide decision-makers the support they need to approve our clients’ projects.

For more information about Cerrell, visit us online at To contact us about how we can help your company or organization, call 323/466-3445 or email us at

Cerrell is a partner of The Worldcom Public Relations Group.


205 Lexington Avenue, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10016

Ralph Katz, Principal
Anne Green, President / CEO

CooperKatz has significant experience helping clients respond to complex business, public policy or environmental issues with integrated communications solutions that deliver results. Our expertise helps organizations strategize issues, articulate key perspectives and leverage opportunities. Relevant cases include: Major national strike that shut down an industry; Marketing of controversial products; Copyright / trademark protection in digital realm; Issues regarding healthcare reform / delivery; Environmental impact of motor vehicles; Announcing major renewable energy investments; Publicizing global environmental initiatives; Privacy / tracking issues related to online behavioral advertising; and Promoting scientific research into sustainability / environmental issues.

CooperKatz has developed public affairs and / or environmental campaigns for a wide range of clients, including American Cleaning Institute (ACI), American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), Association of National Advertisers (ANA), Digital Advertising Alliance, MSN, Northern Arizona University, Otis Worldwide, Philadelphia Eagles, Piaggio Group Americas, The Physicians Foundation and US Preventive Medicine.


5 Wood Hollow Road
Parsippany, NJ 07054

1065 Avenue of the Americas., 28th Floor
New York, NY 10018

604 Arizona Ave., Suite 10
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Thomas F. Coyne, CEO
Rich Lukis, President

Coyne Public Relations is a leading independent public relations agency, representing some of the world’s most well-known brands in categories including Automotive, Beauty & Fashion, Food & Nutrition, Health & Wellness, Media & Publishing, Pet & Animal, Retail & Restaurant, Sports, Technology, Toys & Juvenile Products and Travel. From traditional to social media, we combine strategy and creativity to generate the best possible results for our clients — taking each and every client exactly where they want to be, and beyond.

Coyne PR specializes in a range of services, including brand building, product launches, events & promotions, sponsorship activation, corporate communications, cause marketing, social media, corporate social responsibility and crisis management. Coyne PR boasts an employee retention rate over 90 percent, an internal digital design studio to support our clients’ needs and always provides a best team approach to every account. Recent experience includes work with UPS on their sustainability initiatives as well as Sealed Air Corporation’s SmartLife platform.

Crosby Creative Diretor Joel Machak

Crosby Creative Director Joel Machak directs photo shoot for EPA’s ENERGY STAR program.


705 Melvin Avenue
Annapolis, MD 21401

Raymond Crosby, President
Tammy Ebaugh, EVP, Chief Strategy Officer
Jeff Rosenberg, Advocacy & Social Marketing Practice Leader
Joel Machak, Executive Creative Director

For 40 years, Crosby has helped clients Inspire Actions That Matter™ — actions that positively impact people’s lives and contribute to the greater good. From inspiring Americans to save energy to stopping the spread of invasive species that harm our natural resources, Crosby partners with clients to raise awareness and spur action on issues relating to the environment, energy, public health, sustainability and responsible development.

Crosby serves a wide range of nonprofits, advocacy groups, government agencies and companies in the environmental sector. The firm has created award-winning outreach and integrated campaigns for the EPA ENERGY STAR program, USDA, Super-efficient Equipment and Appliance Deployment (SEAD) initiative, Apex Wind Energy, the Catholic Coalition on Climate Change and others.

Services include marketing research and planning, brand development, stakeholder engagement, community and multicultural outreach, PR, digital marketing, PSAs, and social marketing and behavior-change campaigns that deploy a mix of paid, earned, shared and owned media.

Crosby ranks among the country’s leading independent agencies and has offices in Annapolis, Md., and Washington, D.C.


808 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Los Angeles: 310/395-9510
Washington, D.C.: 202/580-8930

John Davies, CEO
Robb Rice, EVP
Taylor Canfield, EVP
Lisa Palmer, SVP
Joshua Boisvert, VP
Sasha Boghosian, VP
Caitlin Bidwell, Corporate Administrator

Our nearly flawless record for project approvals over 30 years speaks for itself — if you want to win, hire Davies. We are the award winning national public affairs firm of choice for clients faced with high stakes, defining issues that they can’t afford to lose. Davies has turned public affairs into an art. We provide thoughtful strategies, compelling messages and precise tactical execution to overcome controversy and crisis. We have worked in countless contentious arenas over the last 30 years, but we have chosen four specific areas on which to focus our depth of expertise: Real Estate, Energy & Environment, Mining and Crisis.


4030 Easton Station, Suite 300 Columbus, OH 43219
Fax: 614/383-1501

Neil Mortine, President and CEO
Bob Boltz, Executive Vice President, Public Affairs Lead

Fahlgren Mortine’s public affairs professionals have a successful track record of helping clients navigate the often difficult waters where private- and public-sector issues and concerns intersect. Collectively, we have decades of experience working with businesses, trade associations, and informal and formal coalitions, as well as government officials, public agencies and the media. Our core competencies include supporting industry coalitions; organizing and supporting grassroots advocacy efforts; planning and conducting special events and conferences; writing policy briefs, position papers, legislative testimony and other advocacy materials; and coordinating newspaper editorial board meetings and outreach to the media.

Our team of public affairs professionals has the required working knowledge of executive and legislative government processes to enable us to develop effective communication strategies, messages, materials and activities to support clients’ advocacy goals.

The agency’s public affairs revenues have grown, on average, 67.9 percent per year since the practice was established in 2010.


301 East 57th Street
New York, NY 10022

1129 20th St. NW, #200
Washington, D.C. 20036
202/466-7800 (Finn)
202/667-0901 (Widmeyer)

Anne Glauber, Global Issues (NY)
Jessica Ross, Public Affairs ( Finn Partners D.C.)
Jim Luetkemeyer, Public Affairs (Widmeyer D.C.)

At Finn Partners, with its recently acquired Widmeyer Communications, we offer award-winning and proven expertise in Environmental PR and in Public Affairs.

Our staff members in the environmental practice have extensive understanding of today’s key issues and tomorrow’s considerations. They confront client issues ranging from: Sustainable agriculture, Renewable energy, Climate change, Clean technology, Energy efficiency, Water pollution and scarcity, Smart grid to green buildings.

And, with the acquisition of Widmeyer Communications, Finn Partners’ public affairs practice has established itself as a leader in the sector.

The Finn/Widmeyer Public Affairs team includes staff in both Washington D.C. and New York. We specialize in raising awareness for many causes utilizing the underlying issues to strengthen our clients’ corporate reputations, support marketing goals, elevate nonprofit initiatives and change public thinking with measurable results. Our clients include industry leaders, established private sector companies, innovative start-ups, utilities, and non-profit organizations — all who are dealing with complex issues that can present unique communications challenges.

Specifically, with our counsel and follow-through programs we drive visibility and inform the public, lawmakers, opinion leaders, and the media on complex legislative and regulatory issues. We serve as overall managers of many national and multi-state public affairs campaigns, execute high-profile media relations programs, plan news-making events and initiate broad-based grassroots advocacy efforts. We direct successful issues management campaigns inside the Beltway, in key states and globally.


Worldwide Headquarters
60 East 42nd Street, 44th floor
New York, NY 10165
Sustainability Consulting Practice:

Luke Lambert, President and CEO
Jeff Altheide, Executive Vice President
Ron Loch, Sr. Vice President and Managing Director, Sustainability Consulting Practice

Gibbs & Soell is the business communications firm for clients seeking a strategic approach to corporate social responsibility (CSR) that improves relationships with stakeholders and realizes greater business value from sustainability efforts.

With headquarters in New York, offices in Chicago, Raleigh and Basel, Switzerland, and affiliates in 50+ countries, we advise on sustainability reporting, strategic messaging and stakeholder engagement, materiality analysis, green technology marketing, supply chain monitoring, and cause marketing. Our portfolio encompasses a broad array of media, content, creative, digital, social, and event services.

The fifth edition of our annual Sense & Sustainability® Study continues to be an authoritative source for research into consumer opinions on the corporate commitment to environmental, social and governance (ESG) responsibilities. G&S also advances thought leadership via programs that feature journalists from leading news organizations, among them Businessweek, Newsweek and Time.

We achieve business results by precisely aligning sustainability communications with corporate strategies.


1425 K Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20005

Andy Beck, Executive Vice President

In today’s crowded and competitive energy markets, many companies are falling short in their communications. They’re forgetting a vital principle: that we motivate behavior by understanding and addressing the desires and needs of the end-user customer. Vaunting product and service attributes — the default marketing formula among many companies — will only move the needle so far. What’s often lacking is the missing link: persuasive communications to end-user customers, based on genuine insight into how the products and services benefit end-users and address their needs. This is where Makovsky comes in.

Makovsky was founded on —and continues to be guided by — a singular vision. Before many others, we saw that agencies could play a vital role in helping clients succeed in highly specialized business sectors that require focused knowledge to connect and communicate with customer and investors. This was the inspiration for our guiding principle, “The Power of Specialized Thinking.”

We have an extraordinary record of success in building name recognition, share of voice and increased revenue for companies of all sizes. Led by the U.S. Department of Energy’s former head of public affairs, our energy and sustainability practice has decades of collective experience working with and for companies just like yours. The firm’s services include brand positioning, corporate identity design, Website design, content development, programming, public outreach, media relations, and thought leadership development.

Our success stories typically involve complex challenges that require deep energy sector insights; seamless integration of public relations, public affairs and marketing across traditional, digital, social, and experiential media channels; and detailed measurement to determine impact.

Insights, integration and impact. These three simple, yet comprehensive steps are the keys to building a successful energy brand. They’re also what we do best.


31420 Northwestern Hwy., #100
Farmington Hills, MI 48334
248/855-6777 Ext. 105

Michael Layne, Managing Partner

For more than 25 years, Detroit-based Marx Layne & Company has provided outstanding, results-oriented communications counsel to a broad range of clients in the business, government and nonprofit sectors.

Our proven ability to design and launch successful public relations campaigns, develop creative communications solutions and exceed client expectations has earned us a reputation as a valued partner and an industry leader. We are highly skilled at integrating communications, utilizing media relations, social media, content marketing, community relations and crisis communications.

Our account professionals customize high impact strategies to deliver clients’ messages and influence opinion on legislation, regulation and appropriations at the state and local levels.

We’re routinely engaged by lobbyists to reinforce their efforts by generating constituent messages, news coverage appearances, editorial commentaries, expert testimony and research studies.

Our clients include publicly traded multinational corporations, mid-sized companies and small private practices.

We’re knowledgeable in many industries including environmental services, energy, financial services, healthcare, higher education, hospitality, legal, manufacturing, nonprofit, real estate, retail and telecommunications.


7248 Bernadine Ave., 2nd FL.
West Hills (LA), CA 91307
Fax: 818/340-2550 (MAYO Blog)

MAYO offers award-winning national media placement, entertainment publicity, environmental public affairs and community outreach, website design, Online public relations, SEO, blogs, RSS feeds, events planning, media training, corporate communications, newsletters, crisis comm., litigation PR, minority marketing, executive coaching, community outreach, media tours, strategic planning, message development, cause marketing, executive spokesperson, trade show support, bylined articles and white papers, corporate and brand strategy, educational campaigns, reputation mgmt. and digital public affairs. Most of MAYO’s clients are environmentally friendly or recycle Mother Nature’s resources. MAYO Client, Operation Blankets of Love (OBOL) serves some 60+ Animal Shelters rescuing about 1,000 animals per month at no charge. The charity started out as an idea to collect, recycle and provide a few blankets to the shelters, but when the Founders Eileen and Brad Smulson asked pet stores and friends to donate blankets and supplies, dozens became hundreds and now thousands of blankets and items are donated monthly.

Clients: Operationblanketsoflove, LA; Buddy Princeton & the Incorruptibles, LA; China Telecom Americas; City Glam Events, Melbourne, Australia; Clottee McAfee, Stevie Wonder Costume Designer, LA ; Dancing Mom’s Nia & Holly Frazier, Hollywood; Eddy Money ; Frederick R. Rawlins, LA; Global Onslaught-Australia, UK; Hollywood East (; Jeremy London, Director / Producer, Hollywood; Marina Anderson, Actress, Hollywood; Martin Campbell, Director, Malibu; Michelle Torres, Casting Director / Actress, New Orleans; Mother Love Show, Radio Talk Show, LA; Nuttin’ But Stringz, NY; PERI Software Solutions, Inc., NJ; Preet Sohi, Actress, Hollywood;, Boca Raton, Fl; Status LA Magazine, Hollywood; The Hollywood Film Journal, Hollywood; The World Networks, L.A.; Timothy Woodward Jr., Actor/Producer, Hollywood; Tre’ Michaels, Actress, Hollywood; Warrior Records, NY/LA.


One Meadowlands Plaza
East Rutherford, NJ 07073
Fax: 201/507-0092

Michael W. Kempner, President and Chief Executive Officer
William P. Murray, Executive Vice President Public Affairs

MWW is one of the nation’s top mid-sized public relations firms and one of the five largest independent global agencies. MWW’s government relations and public affairs professionals have worked at the highest levels of the executive branch, Congress and state and local governments. We help our clients to re-architect the conversation surrounding their brands and their issues, to increase trust and relevance and make them Matter MoreTM among key stakeholders. Our extensive experience, contacts and deep access to Democratic and Republican leaders in major congressional committees and government agencies, coupled with our proprietary 50-state network, enables clients to achieve their public policy goals at the federal, state or municipal level. With deep understanding of all communications channels, extensive relationships with NGOs, and our proven grassroots and grasstops communications programs, from full national coalitions to direct consensus building among third-party organizations, we propel our clients’ messages to the forefront of the public policy debate and shape the concepts that resonate and reach the audiences that have an impact.


1111 19th Street NW
10th Floor
Washington, DC 20036

Jamie Moeller, Global Managing Director, Public Affairs
Eddie Fernandez, Senior Vice President and Group Director, OgilvyEarth West

Ogilvy PR’s Public Affairs Practice has more than 150 professionals in 30 markets around the world, including key political centers in Brussels, Beijing and Washington, DC and was recognized by The Holmes Report as Public Affairs Agency of the Year in 2012. We provide clients with insights into the factors shaping global policy and the ability to navigate the intricacies of local policy arenas. While each market has distinctive political and government systems, we recognize that increasingly public affairs challenges are global. As a result, we operate the Practice globally, ensuring seamless coordination and best-in-class local execution. With former legislative, White House, European Commission and ministerial staff, political organizers and public policy experts, we run our public affairs campaigns as if they were political campaigns.

OgilvyEarth, Ogilvy PR’s sustainability and clean tech specialty group, combines industry knowledge with a multi-disciplinary approach to help both entrepreneurial start-ups and major corporations tell a credible and compelling story about how products, services and processes either harness renewable materials and energy sources, reduce the use of natural resources, and/or cut emissions and waste.


One East Wacker Drive
Suite 2450
Chicago, IL 60601
Fax: 312/558-5425

Jill Allread, President
Dorothy Oliver Pirovano, CEO

Experience distinguishes PCI as a go-to agency on green issues. We serve a diversity of environmental clients, from advocacy organizations and professional associations, nationally ranked zoos and aquariums, conservation groups and regulatory agencies. It is an agency priority to use sustainable business practices daily at PCI because we share the belief with our environmentally conscious clients that it’s important to live sustainably.

Several of PCI senior counselors have significant experience working in and for environmental organizations. This first-hand experience brings extraordinary insight and benefits to our clients through PCI’s creative strategies to our understanding of knowing what words resonate and prompt public engagement on green issues.

For most of our 51 years, PCI has represented clients in the conservation and environment field. Today a growing segment of our business consists of clients that seek national and regional counsel on issues, including land use, water quality, wildlife conservation, marine life protection and living sustainably.

We create and launch campaigns, operate consumer awareness programs; celebrate announcements and milestones, manage social media campaigns and create content and strategies that inform, excite and connect publics with our clients’ messages. This includes handling crises, coaching spokespersons and providing an outside-in perspective that is difficult for people within an organization to muster.

More than 75 percent of PCI’s new business is generated through word of mouth, including referrals and personal recommendations from our clients. This is particularly true within our conservation and environment practice since PCI has established a reputation of understanding our clients’ needs and delivering results.

Once clients begin working with PCI, they stay. Nearly half of our clients in the conservation and environmental fields have been with us 10 year or more and our clients benefit.


733 10th Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

Pam Jenkins, President of Powell Tate, based in Washington, D.C., is one of the most respected names in public affairs. Established in 1991 as a bipartisan firm, Powell Tate staff include top communications and policy experts from both parties on Capitol Hill, the White House, federal agencies, trade associations, advocacy organizations and the media. No matter which party controls Congress, Powell Tate professionals help craft and deliver powerful messages and activate advocates to achieve results.

While Powell Tate can help clients reach top opinion leaders in Washington, the agency also specializes in state and local public affairs campaigns and grassroots outreach, especially through digital communications and social media advocacy. Major areas of expertise include healthcare, nonprofit advocacy, financial services, education, energy and environment, technology, international communications and defense. The firm’s leading crisis and litigation communications practice helps clients prevent, proactively respond to and recover from severe threats to their organization, reputation or brand. Powell Tate is a division of Weber Shandwick.


70 Franklin Street, Third Floor
Boston, MA 02110
Twitter: @Rasky Baerlein, @GreentechPR, @RBSC_Health, @RBSC_nonprofit, @RBSC_PA

Rasky Baerlein Strategic Communications is a nationally recognized public and government relations firm with more than a decade of experience providing exceptional client service to organizations that operate at the intersection of business, politics and media. With offices in Boston and Washington, D.C., the firm offers a comprehensive range of services, including public affairs, government relations, public relations, corporate & marketing communications, crisis & reputation management, international representation, and media & presentation training.

Rasky Baerlein’s Public Affairs practice has extensive experience representing multinational clients’ interests before local, state and federal governments, and can help you take advantage of the strong relationships we have built with elected officials in both New England and on Capitol Hill.

The Energy and Environment practice, led by 12- year EPA Veteran, Jim Cabot, excels in helping clients achieve their business objectives through integrated communications strategies, working with companies ranging from large utilities to clean tech start-ups and a burgeoning roster of renewable energy companies.

The firm has served and is serving a broad range of clients including: the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE), Ameresco, Eli Lilly & Company, First Wind, GDF Suez Energy North America, Mascoma, Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), Toyota and Veolia Energy North America.

Rasky Baerlein. Results. Expertly Delivered.


8687 Melrose Ave., 7th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90069
Fax: 310/854-8106

Tom Tardio, CEO

Rogers & Cowan is the leading entertainment marketing and PR agency with U.S. offices in Los Angeles and New York. We offer clients a proven approach to building awareness and support for their environmental and public affairs initiatives by leveraging the powerful influences of the entertainment industry coupled with a strong corporate and trade PR strategy.

Our team manages and executes environmental PR and PA campaigns for clients in the technology, entertainment, food and beverage, automotive, aviation and non-profit industries, including Fortune 500 companies, philanthropies and organizations, trade associations, filmmakers and distributors and international celebrities and recording artists.

Whether we are building awareness for the EKOCYCLE brand, a partnership with Coca-Cola and to support recycling; launching Hangar 25, the world’s first solar-powered aircraft facility at the Burbank airport; creating a digital campaign to raise awareness for clean water; raising awareness for the Green Business Roundtable, a public/private green event featuring former President Bill Clinton and Los Angeles public officials; or building excitement for the eco-documentaries; we provide our clients with the PR and marketing strategies, access and relationships to secure the right print, broadcast and social media coverage with the right messaging to help clients’ promote their various initiatives.

Some clients/projects have included EKOCYCLE, Cause Swarm Flash Flood for Good campaign benefiting P&G’s Children’s Safe Water Program, Dasani Plant Bottle, Shangri-La Construction: Hangar 25 and 302 Carson in Las Vegas, Green Business Roundtable, Fisker Karma, eco-doc The Age of Stupid, Cabo Sao Roque Resort, Natural Resources Defense Council, Children’s Health Environmental Coalition featuring Olivia Newton-John and Kelly Preston, Bloomberg News White House Correspondent’s Dinner After Party, and Texas Instruments LED TV.


301 East 57th Street
New York, NY 10022

Kathy Bloomgarden, CEO
Michael Schubert, Chief Innovation Officer
Rachel Spielman, Global Head of Corporate Communications
Sarah Coles, Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications

Ruder Finn, a leading independent global communications agency, has vast experience developing and deploying strategic environmental PR and public affairs programs. The firm’s expertise lies in working with clients to shape opinions, create awareness and mobilize audiences around corporate social responsibility and environmental initiatives across our four pillars of Corporate & Public Trust, Health & Wellness, Technology & Innovation and Consumer Connections.

At Ruder Finn, we believe that corporate responsibility and corporate citizenship should be engrained in the business model. Through comprehensive communications programs, our dedicated Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) practice has counseled clients on how to creatively and strategically integrate CSR into their business models and core values, resulting in initiatives that are a natural extension of what the company already stands for. Ruder Finn has extensive experience in creating and implementing plans that increase visibility, mobilize audiences to take action, drive discussion and influence policy makers, the media and the general public around causes such as recycling, solar energy, water usage and environmental protection.

Ruder Finn takes a multi-disciplinary approach to public affairs, specializing in crisis communications, lobbying and influencer engagement. With strong beltway, media relationships and digital communications expertise, we have created and implemented strategic public affairs programs to help educate policy makers, build support for regulatory and legislative actions, manage critical issues and drive bottom line results for our clients. Ruder Finn’s public affairs experts are well-versed on legislative and regulatory issues facing a range of industries and have cultivated high-level personal and professional relationships with key players and influencers in the US and across the globe.

Ron Sachs & Michelle Ubben

Sachs Media Group: Ron Sachs, President/CEO and Michelle Ubben, Partner, COO, & Director of Campaigns & Branding.


114 S. Duval Street
Tallahassee, FL 32301

Ron Sachs, President & CEO

Sachs Media Group (SMG) is Florida’s dominant public affairs communications firm, building public and opinion-leader support for issues of statewide, regional and national importance. With strong bipartisan relationships, the SMG team is a smart, strong and strategic partner to any successful government relations team, generating public support, on-message media coverage and third-party validation of client priorities.

The firm combines public relations, marketing, advertising, crisis management, grassroots and digital/social media strategies, creating effective campaigns for corporate, nonprofit and government clients and is a national leader in branding and public education campaigns.

The firm’s leadership team — steeped in media, government and politics — deeply understands how to shape issues, move public and policymaker opinion, and win in the halls of power.

The firm is headquartered in Tallahassee, with offices in Orlando and Washington, D.C. SMG is the go-to firm for public affairs in Florida and the southeast.


2 Oliver Street, Suite 901
Boston, MA 02109

Joan Schneider, Chief Executive Officer
Phil Pennellatore, President

At Schneider Associates, we define public affairs as anything that impacts public opinion and drives behavior. That covers a lot of territory, especially in today’s complex communications environment where missteps can result in crisis situations instantaneously. Whether you’re facing a media crisis, securing town permitting approvals, advancing social or environmental causes, or trying to influence decision-makers at all levels of government, Schneider Associates can help. We implement a proprietary process known as Community Launch™ to develop campaigns and government relations strategies for premier commercial, retail, and residential real estate developers as well as corporations, nonprofits, and municipalities. We build support to drive initiatives through the public process, and execute campaigns for our clients. Learn more about Schneider Associates at


1150 Connecticut Ave., NW
Suite 810
Washington, DC 20036

Peter Stanton, President
Patrick Brady, Managing
Director/Public Affairs

Stanton Communications is recognized as a leading mid-sized, independent communications firm with offices in Washington, D.C., New York and Baltimore. To provide advocacy and communications on complex environmental issues, Stanton Communications’ Environmental Public Affairs Group brings together a specialized team of skilled professionals with state and national reach.

Our team offers the right mix of experience and capability to enable clients to address challenges and controversies successfully. Stanton Communications’ professionals have experience dealing with the full spectrum of scientific and environmental matters including climate change and the introduction of new technologies, transboundry movements of hazardous waste, project permitting and siting, chemical safety and community health concerns. Based in Washington, D.C., our Environmental Public Affairs Group offers national and local support through media outreach, issue advocacy, and crisis communications. Our programs encompass traditional and social media, proprietary research and content development, coalition building, stakeholder engagement, issue advertising and spokesperson preparation.


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Paul Massey, Executive Vice President, Social Impact, Sustainability and Energy
Cindy Drucker, Executive Vice President (D.C.)
William Brent, Executive Vice President (San Francisco)

Weber Shandwick is one of the world’s leading and most innovative communications firms with 126 offices in 81 countries. Through our specialized Social Impact, Sustainability and Energy offerings, we bring clients a full-range of strategic, integrated communications services along with in-depth subject matter expertise needed to navigate the complexities of the social responsibility, sustainability and energy-related arenas.

Weber Shandwick’s global Social Impact team creates best-in-class, award-winning engagement campaigns, partnering with leading corporate, foundation, and nonprofit clients to advance shared value and positive change on social issues with consumers, thought leaders, media and other key stakeholders. Our sustainability professionals bring long-standing expertise working with corporations to distinguish sustainability progress and leadership, often through multi-stakeholder engagement. Our global Energy team provides tailored communications and engagement services designed to meet the continually evolving energy efficiency, renewables, energy innovation, utilities, oil & gas and chemical marketplace.

Weber Shandwick counsels clients on social responsibility, sustainability and energy issues management and public affairs strategy in partnership with the agency’s specialized public affairs division, Powell Tate, based in Washington, D.C. Powell Tate staff includes top communications and policy experts from both parties on Capitol Hill, the White House, federal agencies, trade associations, advocacy organizations and the media.

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