Sean Clegg, Deputy Mayor of Los Angeles, to Join Brunswick Group as a Partner

Tue May 20, 2008 12:19pm EDT

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SAN FRANCISCO--(Business Wire)--
Brunswick Group LLC, a leading communications consultancy, today
announced that Sean Clegg, the senior advisor and Deputy Mayor for
Communications and Strategy for Los Angeles Mayor Antonio
Villaraigosa, will join the firm as a partner. Mr. Clegg has over 18
years of experience in the field of strategic communications: he has
worked as a speech writer, a press secretary, a researcher and a
consultant for a wide variety of public officials and private industry
clients in California and around the country. At Brunswick, Mr. Clegg
will work on corporate, crisis and litigation communications,
particularly where public affairs will play a critical role. He will
be based in the San Francisco office. The firm has offices in New
York, Washington, D.C., and around the world.

   "Sean has a wealth of high-level communications experience across
the public and private sectors and we are confident that his insight
will be tremendously valuable to Brunswick and its clients," said
Steven Lipin, Brunswick's senior partner in the U.S. "We believe his
expertise will be particularly invaluable as we continue to develop
and grow our newly-opened San Francisco office, and we look forward to
Sean joining our team."

   Mr. Clegg added, "Since Brunswick opened its San Francisco office
six months ago, it has established itself as a serious player in the
strategic communications field on the west coast. I am looking forward
to joining the team here in San Francisco and to helping its clients
in the U.S. and globally."

   Since 2006 Mr. Clegg has been senior advisor and Deputy Mayor for
Communications & Strategy for Mayor Villaraigosa. As the Mayor's lead
political advisor, Mr. Clegg played an integral role in the design and
implementation of major policy initiatives, including the passage of
three city budgets, the adoption of plans to add 1,000 officers to the
Los Angeles Police Department, the creation of a comprehensive
city-wide anti-gang strategy, and the formation of an education reform
district.

   Mr. Clegg served as Mayor Villaraigosa's primary speech writer and
top spokesman, and he directed all aspects of media planning. During
his time in the Mayor's Office, he also oversaw the response to
significant breaking crises, including a strike by city workers and
major incidents involving Los Angeles Police Department.

   Until 2005, Mr. Clegg was a partner at SCN Public Relations, the
San Francisco political consulting firm that he co-founded with
Averell "Ace" Smith in 1996. SCN Public Relations represented numerous
electoral candidates, trade associations and corporations nationwide,
and during his time there Mr. Clegg and his partners worked on the
successful elections of California Governor Gray Davis, Senator
Barbara Boxer, Congressman Richard Gephardt, and Los Angeles Mayor
Antonio Villaraigosa, among many others.

   In 1995, Mr. Clegg served as campaign press secretary for San
Francisco Mayor Frank Jordan. Previously he was an associate at The
Research Group, a San Francisco and Washington-based consulting firm,
and he has also worked as a junior staffer for the US Senate Judiciary
Committee.

   Mr. Clegg has a bachelor's degree in political science from the
University of California at Berkeley.

   About Brunswick Group LLC

   1. Brunswick Group LLC is a private partnership with a growing
team of more than 400 people, including over 80 partners.

   2. The firm has grown organically over 20 years and now has 14
wholly owned offices in 10 countries. These include Beijing, Berlin,
Brussels, Dubai, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Johannesburg, London, Milan,
New York, Paris, San Francisco, Stockholm and Washington D.C.

   3. The firm's service offer comprises financial and corporate
communications, investor relations, internal communications, and
opinion research.

   4. Brunswick was ranked in first position in the combined Europe &
North America league tables for M&A communications advisers for 2007.

   5. A full list of the Partners and Directors of the firm is
available at www.brunswickgroup.com

Brunswick Group LLC
San Francisco:
Amanda Duckworth, 415-293-8461
or
New York:
Gemma Hart, 212-333-3810

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