WASHINGTON, D.C—Adfero Group has hired veteran communications strategist Michael Schick as partner. For the past five years, Schick was senior vice president at Porter Novelli in Washington, D.C., and was the company’s global leader for alliance building. His clients included the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Business Roundtable, the Biotechnology Industry Association, the Society for Nuclear Medicine, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Grocery Manufacturers Association, American Beverage Association, Hospital Corporation of America and the Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance.
Schick’s prior experience includes serving as head of communications at the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform and COO of Justice Fellowship, the public policy arm of Prison Fellowship. He also served for 15 years as a registered lobbyist and foreign agent at the international public affairs firm of Civic Service and in the early 80s spent four years as deputy press secretary for U.S. Senator Strom Thurmond (R-SC).
In his new role with Adfero Group, Schick will be a senior advisor on client projects, developing and executing creative strategies to help associations, corporations and others get their messages in front of target audiences in Washington and nationwide. He will also play a key role in Adfero’s business development and strategic planning endeavors.