May 19, 2009

Energy Vets Launch Capital Communications Group

CCG Healy E. Baumgardner, a former White House Press Official, Energy Department Press Secretary, and Deputy Communications Director for Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s Presidential campaign, and Suzette Raines, a leading energy and media strategist who has worked with Fortune 500 companies and public officials, launched Capital Communications Group (CCG) – an issue and expert-based public relations and government affairs firm - with locations in Washington, DC and Charleston, WV.

CCG’s expert public relations and government affairs practice groups include Litigation Communications, Issue Advocacy and Public Affairs, Crisis Communications and Energy and Environment Communications, among others. 

In addition to Raines who serves as President of Public Affairs for CCG, other senior team members include Senior Strategy Advisor Robert “Booter” Ryan, Esq., a top litigator and defense attorney on the national scale; Alyson Austin, a former Senior Bush Administration Energy Official and National Association Executive as Senior Vice President of Strategic Initiatives; and, Eric Ochmanek, a former Bush Administration Press Representative as Managing Director for Digital and E-Media.  (PF tipster)

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