Mike Spahn
Mike Spahn

Mike Spahn, chief of staff for Washington Democratic Senator Patty Murray, has joined Precision Strategies as managing director.

Stephanie Cutter and Jen O'Malley Dillon, deputy campaign managers of President Obama's reelection effort, co-founded Precision as a strategic communications, digital and political consulting shop.

Spahn has been on Murray’s staff since 2011. His duties included overseeing lawmaking through the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee and serving as senior counselor to the Democratic Senate Campaign Committee. He also helped guide Murray through two re-election campaigns. He previously served as staff director in the Office of the Democratic Conference Secretary in the Senate.

Precision partner Stephanie Cutter says that Spahn’s “expertise in navigating some of our nation’s biggest challenges and crafting winning policy and political campaigns will immeasurably help our clients achieve their goals.”

The firm also hired Weber Shandwick's, Joe Sorrentino. At the Interpublic unit, he developed and led digital campaigns for Fortune 50 companies and refined paid media and analytics architecture for clients in the advocacy and nonprofit space. Previously, he was a senior analyst at Conversant and has worked at Bully Pulpit Interactive and Blue State Digital.

Sorrentino will lead Precision’s paid digital team and build out its paid digital offerings.