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Glover Park Group Adds Alex Mistri as MD

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High-powered D.C. based agency The Glover Park Group has added Alex Mistri, most recently a strategic analysis and economic officer in the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, as a managing director in its Government Affairs practice.

During his 15 month assignment in Iraq, Mistri focused on foreign investment and economic issues. Previously, Mistri served as Special Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs, representing President Bush in the House of Representatives.

Mistri’s announcement comes after Glover Park veteran Alex Slater left the firm in late June to join SKDKnickerbocker, who counts former White House communications director Anita Dunn as a principal.

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Hilary Rosen Joins SKDKnickerbocker

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Hilary Rosen, one of Washington D.C.’s best known communications strategists, is leaving her post as managing director at Brunswick Group to join SKDKnickerbocker in the same role.

“SKDKnickerbocker is thrilled to welcome one of the best strategists in the country as we further develop our public affairs practice – offering clients consistent hands-on engagement from the best practioners like Hilary, combined with full service public affairs capabilities,” said Josh Isay, managing director of SKDKnickerbocker in a statement.

From the release:

The announcement follows the return of Principal Anita Dunn, who had recently been on leave from the company to serve as President Obama’s Communications Director. Rosen will join one of the most experienced teams of high-level strategists in the country led by Bill Knapp, Dunn, Chris Cooper, Jay Marlin, Jim Mulhall, Karen Olick and Alex Slater in Washington DC; Isay, Jennifer Cunningham and Stefan Friedman in New York.

At Brunswick, Rosen had been working on the BP account, among others. Rosen previously served as th chief executive of the Recording Industry Association of America, and has also held the roles of political director and editor-at-large for The Huffington Post and on-air political contributor for CNN. She joined Brunswick group in November 2008.

Glover Park Vet Alex Slater Joins Former Obama Comm. Director Anita Dunn’s PR Agency

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Alex Slater has joined SKDKnickerbocker as managing director of the firm’s expanding corporate, advocacy and crisis communications practice, the agency said today.

Slater joins the agency after a decade at The Glover Park Group, where he worked with clients including Microsoft, JP Morgan Chase Cards, the American Bankers Association, Discovery Communications and People for the American Way.

SKDK was formed in April 2010 after the merging of Squier Knapp Dunn Communications and Knickerbocker Consulting.

Agency principal Anita Dunn returned to the firm after serving as President Obama’s communications director. PRNewser readers may remember Dunn for her public battles with Fox News this past fall. She resigned from the Obama administration at the end of November 2009.

In a side note, it’s interesting to point out that Politico put out the release on their daily email with the following URL:

http://www.politico.com/static/PPM130_slater_release_emargoed_until_june_28.html

Notice the embargo date built into the URL.

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