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December 7, 2017
Washington Partners is pleased to announce that it will be joining forces with Bose Public Affairs Group and its D.C.-based government relations and public policy operations effective January 1, 2018.
Bose Public Affairs Group is a comprehensive government affairs and strategic communications consulting firm dedicated to successfully navigating clients through the many pathways of political, legislative, regulatory, communications and media environments. Bose Public Affairs Group and Washington Partners’ joint team in D.C. will be known as Bose Washington Partners.
“This merger will dramatically expand our ability to achieve success for our clients,” said Craig Piercy, managing director of federal relations at Bose Public Affairs Group. “The Washington Partners team is a perfect complement to our D.C. office, and together we will be even stronger in the critical and expanding education sector.”
To accommodate the new growth, Bose Public Affairs Group and Washington Partners moved its D.C. office to a more centralized location at 777 6th Street NW, Suite 510. Three principals and three professionals are apart of the firm’s merge with Bose Public Affairs’ federal relations practice.
Della Cronin brings over 20 years of education, legislative, regulatory, fundraising and public affairs experience to the new venture and leads the firm’s science, technology, engineering and math education and research practice.
Ellen Fern also joins the firm as principal with broad experience in legislation, appropriations, coalitions, public education campaigns and grassroots advocacy. Fern’s areas of expertise centers on K-12 education issues, but also includes juvenile justice, violence against women, foster care, judicial training and teen pregnancy prevention.
Harrison Wadsworth brings more than 30 years of public affairs experience in higher education, finance, communications and trade association management. He is an expert in the federal student financial assistance programs, working with domestic and international colleges and universities as well as with financial institutions.
Also joining Bose Washington Partners is Russell Armstrong as associate vice president as well as Austin Hall and Gregory Marak as public policy specialists.
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