Top Emanuel Political Aide Joins Award Winning Public Relations/Public Affairs Firm Tom Bowen to Serve as Senior Advisor to Mac Strategies Group Business Wire CHICAGO -- January 11, 2013 Mac Strategies Group, a fifteen-time award winning strategic communications and public affairs firm with offices in Chicago and Springfield, is pleased to announce the addition of Tom Bowen as Senior Advisor. Bowen previously served as Executive Director of The Chicago Committee, Mayor Rahm Emanuel's political action committee, and deputy campaign manager for his 2011 successful bid to become Chicago’s first new mayor in 22-years. Bowen will bolster the firm’s strategic communications and public affairs practice lending his expertise to clients on issue advocacy management, coalition development and grassroots campaign execution. “We’re excited to have Tom join our team as he’ll play an important role in growing our practice,” said Ryan McLaughlin, President of Mac Strategies Group. “This partnership strengthens our public relations and public affairs capabilities immediately, while adding a whole new dimension in the scope of services we can provide clients across the board. Tom’s caliber of experience and success is extremely beneficial to our clients.” “I'm thrilled to join with Ryan and the Mac Strategies Group team to enhance the firm’s strategic communications practice on the local, state and federal level,” said Tom Bowen, Senior Advisor with Mac Strategies Group. “The opportunity to assist clients with effectively shaping their message and execute effective political advocacy campaigns for their issues is an exciting opportunity,” he said. Mac Strategies Group was founded in 2008 by veteran political and communications operative Ryan McLaughlin and has emerged as one of the most successful Chicago-based firms in executing public relations and public affairs campaigns for clients at the state and federal levels. Prior to launching the firm, McLaughlin held several high-level roles in the political, governmental and corporate sectors, most notably serving as campaign manager for then State Senator Peter Roskam’s successful campaign for Congress in 2006 against Iraq war veteran Tammy Duckworth. Mac Strategies Group represents a myriad of clients including the Illinois Retail Merchants Association (IRMA), Illinois Manufacturers’ Association (IMA), Satellite Broadcasting and Communications Association (SBCA), Wrigleyville Rooftops Association, Chemical Industry Council of Illinois (CICI), Pharmacy Choice and Access Now (PCAN) and the Unlock Our Jobs coalition. The firm has also waged prominent campaigns on behalf of the Illinois Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (ICADP), 7-Eleven, Sears Holdings Corporation among others. About Tom Bowen Tom Bowen boasts an impressive political career with a strong focus on Illinois politics. In total, he has managed six political campaigns ranging from Chicago City Council to U.S. Senate. Bowen has consulted on dozens of federal and local races across the country, including the 2008 presidential campaign for Barack Obama and the highly watched U.S. Senate campaign of Illinois State Treasurer Alexi Giannoulis to replace President Obama in 2010. About Mac Strategies Group Mac Strategies Group is an award-winning, full-service strategic communications and public affairs firm with offices in Chicago and Springfield, Illinois. We thrive on waging aggressive, creative and effective public relations and public affairs campaigns for clients in the corporate and public policy arenas. Our clients include corporations, issue-advocacy coalitions, trade associations, sports franchises, public policy organizations, art dealers and non-profits. For more information about our firm, visit www.macstrategiesgroup.com. Contact: Mac Strategies Group Cally Eckles, 312-588-4102 firstname.lastname@example.org
Top Emanuel Political Aide Joins Award Winning Public Relations/Public Affairs Firm
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