Andrew Yang
Andrew Yang

A group of former staffers on Andrew Yang's campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination has formed United Public Affairs, which will immediately offer remote communications and digital support during the COVID-19 crisis.

Erick Sanchez, Yang 2020 traveling press secretary, and Randy Jones (political director) co-founded the shop.

They are joined by other campaign aides: Hilary Kinney, UPA CEO; Shelby Summerfield, senior VP marketing & PR; and Conrad Taylor, senior advisor.

UPA, which bills itself as bipartisan, has Meghan Milloy as senior strategist. She is founder & executive director of Republican Women for Progress and a veteran of the presidential runs of George W. Bush, John McCain and Mitt Romney.

Yang and his wife, Evelyn, are charter UPA clients, as well as his Humanity Forward, a nonprofit advocating for a universal basic income, human-centered capitalism and data as a property right.

UPA's client roster also includes National Vote at Home Institute and KultureCity nonprofits.

The New York-based firm also will operate in Washington, New Orleans and Los Angeles.