SACRAMENTO—Martin Wilson and Beth Miller, veteran California political and corporate public affairs practitioners and principals of Wilson-Miller Communications, have joined Manning Selvage & Lee. Wilson will become director of West Coast public affairs for the firm and Miller will be a senior vice president.
The two will continue to operate Wilson-Miller Communications as a separate, wholly-owned political consultancy, which will operate as MS&L’s affiliate office in Sacramento.
Wilson-Miller Communications/MS&L Sacramento will specialize in corporate communications, issues and crisis management, and political campaign strategy. Wilson will oversee a public affairs team in MS&L’s Los Angeles and San Francisco offices and will work closely with MS&L’s Washington, D.C.-based public affairs professionals, Larry Haas and Ginny Wolfe.
“With our knowledge of the political and public affairs landscape in California and MS&L’s
well-regarded reputation in the more traditional public relations practice areas, together we can offer clients complete solutions to most any situation and scenario they are facing,” says Wilson.
Prior to forming his own firm, Wilson was managing director for Public Strategies in Sacramento and held a similar position with Burson-Marsteller. Most recently, he acted as a senior counselor to Arnold Schwarzenegger during his run for governor, and following his victory was executive director of the
Arnold Schwarzenegger Swearing-in Committee.
Miller, who most recently was executive vice president of public affairs for the San Francisco-based firm of Barnes Mosher Whitehurst Lauter & Partners, was previously California’s chief assistant secretary of state and served as deputy director of communications and chief deputy press secretary for former Governor Pete Wilson.