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Capitol Communicator has updates from three D.C.-area agencies: Capitol Communicator has updates from three D.C.-area agencies: Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies, Dentons and Tusk Strategies.

D.C.-area agency updates: Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies, Dentons and Tusk Strategies

by | Apr 4, 2024

Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies (CPS), the government and public affairs affiliate of international law firm Cozen O’Connor, announced Tamara Hinton will lead the strategic communications practice. She joins as senior principal and will be based in the organization’s Washington, D.C., office. Hinton, above, most recently served as senior vice president at Story Partners, a Washington, D.C.-based public affairs agency, where, states a release, she was developing and implementing multi-faceted communications strategies to manage complex issues, litigation, and media scrutiny to minimize risk to clients across various industries.

Dentons announced that Neil Hare has joined the Firm’s Public Policy practice as a partner resident in the Washington, DC, office. Hare offers clients broad experience at the intersection of business, law and government.  Hare, founder and CEO of GVC Strategies (formerly Global Vision Communications), led public policy awareness campaigns as Vice President of Communications at the US Chamber of Commerce, engaging its membership base on key issues such as tax reform, healthcare, free trade and infrastructure initiatives. He remains a long-standing member of the Chamber’s Small Business Council.

Tusk Strategies adds Ayodele Okeowo as a Managing Director after serving as Director of Intergovernmental Affairs in the CHIPS Program Office at the U.S. Department of Commerce. He will be a senior member of Tusk’s D.C .office and CHIPS Act Practice. According to a release: “As one of the first members of the CHIPS for America team, Ayodele led on policy implementation, including development and execution of the broad stakeholder engagement strategy that provided wide education and socialization of CHIPS priorities — and informed program design and funding opportunity development for the manufacturing incentives and R&D initiatives. Ayodele also served as a spokesperson for the program, engaging in nationwide events, on-the-record interviews, podcasts, and other efforts with press, media, and stakeholders.”  Earlier in his career, Okeowo worked at management consulting firms in the D.C. area.


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