WASHINGTON, D.C.—Kearns & West, which manages strategic communications, public affairs and issues management assignments from offices in Washington and San Francisco, has opened two new regional offices in Portland, Ore., and Denver, Colo.
Kathleen Rutherford leads the Denver office. She has a broad range of experience in public involvement process design and facilitation and has facilitated and mediated a number of policy dialogues, inter-agency regulatory dialogues, and strategic planning and consensus building efforts at the local, regional, state, national and international levels.
Debra Nudelman will head the Portland office. Previously, she has facilitated and mediated a number of national level policy dialogues, conferences, workshops, strategic planning and agreement-focused processes involving complex natural resource, environmental and public policy issues.