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Sean Clegg, Deputy Mayor of Los Angeles, to Join Brunswick Group as a Partner
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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 Copyright Business Wire 2008