WASHINGTON, D.C.— Powell Tate | Weber Shandwick has formed a state and local public affairs group focused on delivering results for corporate, non-profit, and government clients at the state and local level.
Dan Drummond, a senior vice president, will serve as director of the firm’s state and local public affairs group. Drummond has experience in the state and local arena, helping clients build local support for key policy issues, such as transportation and technology. He previously served as communications director for Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.) and was a reporter at The Washington Times as well as Virginia newspapers, covering transportation, government and politics.
In addition, Margaret Sacks is joining the firm as an account supervisor to support state and local client assignments. Sacks previously served as legislative director for Virginia State Sen. Jay O’Brien. She managed the Senator’s top legislative and constituent priorities and was campaign manager for his successful 2003 Senate run.
“Clients have long looked to Powell Tate | Weber Shandwick to provide solutions to their most pressing public affairs needs,” says Pam Jenkins, president of Powell Tate | Weber Shandwick. “The state and local market is an area where our clients see more activity and growth. We’ve created this offering to further our leadership position and to best achieve the state and local public affairs objectives of current and future clients.”