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Founded in 1983, Davies is hardly an overnight success, but there’s no doubt that the past two years have seen the Santa Barbara firm catapult to the front ranks of the California independents, both in terms of growth—up almost 40 percent over two years when most competitors were struggling to hold their own—and in terms of the kind of assignments it is being awarded.
 For much of its existence, Davies was known primarily for its work in the real estate and energy and natural resources sector, but over the past couple of years it has expanded considerably, and now boasts a balanced portfolio of business in energy, real estate, healthcare, and the nonprofit sector—with healthcare and real estate expreiencing the strongest growth. The firm has also been expanding geographically, adding an office in Los Angeles.
 New client assignments included a major assignment involving 20 Tenet-owned hospitals across California as well as a crisis communications project for Tenet’s Redding Medical Center, embroiled in controversy over allegations of unnecessary procedures. The firm also added Cottage HealthSystem, Shield Healthcare, and MedVantx to its healthcare roster, and Oly Mandalay Bay’s Seabridge project in Oxnard and the Cypress Marina Heights project in Monterey County to its real estate practice. The other big wins were the Tiger Woods Foundation, which tapped Davies’ nonprofit practice to represent the Tiger Woods Learning Center and PG&E, which selected the energy group t handle PR for the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant.
 The firm also expanded its senior management team, hiring corporate communications veteran Brandon Edwards as principal and healthcare practice leader and Robb Rice as vice president of public affairs and real estate practice leader. Other additions include Michael Hamman as chief operating officer.
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