WASHINGTON, D.C.—GolinHarris has launched a new global brand, GolinHarris Public Affairs, which will focus on the use of digital platforms that—when combined with traditional public affairs tactics such as lobbying, grassroots and grass tops—will help clients shape policy agenda. Lane Bailey, who currently heads the firm’s Washington, D.C. office, has been named president of GolinHarris Public Affairs. Susan Corsini, deputy managing director, will assume the role of managing director.
Bailey has been with the agency for 10 years and has more than two decades of experience in Washington, including 13 years as chief of staff to Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-WV). He has worked with GolinHarris clients around the world, with a particular focus on healthcare, energy, climate change, sustainability, telecommunications, trade and commerce issues. Bailey is also a leader in the agency’s Federal Solutions government communications business.
Corsini, who started her career at GolinHarris in Los Angeles, returned to the agency earlier this year after serving as managing director at OAI, a nonprofit consulting firm. Prior to that she was managing director and senior vice president of The Sallie Mae Fund, and was also acting COO for PowerUP: Bridging the Digital Divide, an initiative of The Steve Case Foundation. Corsini brings her experience and passion to the consumer marketing, corporate communications and not for profit clients in the Washington region.