Cornerstone Government Affairs opens a Concord, NH office. The office will initially include Marc Goldberg, former chief of staff for Sen. Maggie Hassan (D-NH), and Mike Vlacich, former senior advisor to Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Biden appointee at the U.S. Small Business Administration. Goldberg, who managed a team of nearly 50 staffers while working for Sen. Hassan, will assist clients with their public affairs, strategic communications and government relations objectives. Vlacich will leverage his nearly 30 years of expertise and leadership at the state and federal level in public policy strategy, government management and political campaign success. “Adding a twelfth state office is a significant milestone for the firm,” said company president Campbell Kaufman. “Just as we have with our Iowa office, another early presidential nominating and critical battleground state like New Hampshire enhances and complements the state work we’ll be doing in Concord.”

Henry Feintuch
Henry Feintuch

Feintuch Communications launches a practice focused on supporting start-ups, emerging companies and challenger brands in the consumer electronics market. Its customized package of PR services will seek to build or expand market awareness for b2b and b2c companies on a limited budget. Led by agency VP Doug Wright and president Henry Feintuch, the new practice’s offerings will include messaging, website copy, media training, proactive media relations, press releases, analyst relations, speaking platforms and awards/honors support. "Our team is highly experienced in working with start-up companies and challenger brands and their unique needs," said Henry Feintuch. "Given the uncertainty of the economy, we've created a lower-cost, special package of essential entry-level services designed to help launch or propel them."

Museum of PR

The Museum of Public Relations is sponsoring a Sept. 14 panel discussion on the growing influence and economic power of the Latino population in the US. Hosted by Zaid Communications founder and president (and Hispanic Public Relations Association president) Sonia V. Diaz, “Celebrating Latino PR History” will address the Latino community’s multifaceted impact—from cultural trends to economic buying power—and explore the dynamic role of Spanish and Spanglish in shaping identity within the US Hispanic population and in media. Other speakers are set to include Equis Research Carlos Odio; Macy’s director, external communications Julissa Bonfante; Egami Group VP, client experience Denise Penagos; Aflac program PR manager, corporate communications Darcy Brito; and Biden Harris administration spokesperson Troy Blackwell, Jr.