Solomon McCown, a national public relations firm specializing in strategic communications, media relations, public affairs and crisis management, has launched a new government relations practice, a natural extension of the firm’s public affairs expertise, and has hired veteran government relations and PR strategist Daniel F. Cence as Senior Vice President to run the practice.
In addition to government relations, Dan will provide high level strategic PR counsel for clients in the firm’s key sectors of real estate, health care, corporate, education and mission-focused organizations. He will also be a contributor to the firm’s integrated services that include digital PR and social media marketing. And, he will be a member of the firm’s crisis management team.
“With his long-standing relationships and strong record of advocacy at the State House and City Hall, Dan will help advance our clients’ business goals by ensuring their voices are heard in shaping public policy,” said Helene Solomon, CEO of Solomon McCown & Company. “We have worked with Dan on a number of engagements over the years and we know he shares our values and commitment to providing clients with sound, senior-level counsel.”
Dan first worked in public relations with Helene and Solomon McCown President Ashley McCown more than twenty years ago. Since then, he has founded and managed two successful political consulting and government affairs firms where he was responsible for community and government relations, political intelligence, lobbying, procurement representation, ballot initiatives and grassroots organizing for clients.
“Joining Solomon McCown is a great, natural fit that makes sense on so many levels. Our combined backgrounds and expertise will allow us to increase the depth of services we can offer clients,” said Cence. “We share the same philosophy of fiercely advocating for our clients with a keen eye for detail and a dogged determination to get the job done. It is an exceptional firm and I am truly excited for this next chapter in my career.”