|By PR Newswire||
|February 3, 2014 07:00 AM EST||
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md., Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DDC Advocacy (DDCA), a leading full-service international issue advocacy firm, today announced James C. Lake as its incoming Executive Vice President. Lake, a public affairs and advocacy specialist with thirty years of experience, will oversee client development and client relations as DDC Advocacy continues to expand its domestic and international client base and deliver data-driven, technology-enabled advocacy solutions in strategic engagement campaigns worldwide.
"The market for issue advocacy spans the globe, and DDC Advocacy is growing to meet those demands," said B.R. McConnon, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of DDC Advocacy. "We're excited to announce the addition of Jim Lake to DDCA's executive management team. We know his contributions to our clients and to our expanding company will be considerable."
Lake brings three decades of corporate, government and campaign experience with him to DDCA. Most recently, he served as Executive Vice President at McBee Strategic where he was responsible for overseeing domestic and international development, digital strategy and counsel for corporate and government clients. Prior to its merger with McBee, he was President and Partner at Gibraltar Associates where he managed the firm's DC office and expanded the roster of top-tier clients for the firm. Previously, he served for over six years at Burson-Marsteller as Chairman of their U.S. Public Affairs Practice where he oversaw operations in eight offices and managed global issue and advocacy engagement efforts and public education campaigns.
Nationally recognized for his brand management abilities in the political and public affairs fields, Lake is also a veteran of the Reagan Administration's Office of Presidential Advance and the Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration under President George H. W. Bush.
"Someone with Jim's talent and proven ability to understand client needs, grow client relationships and deliver huge wins on their behalf belongs here at DDCA," said DDC Advocacy President Jim Gianiny. "Jim's experience as an entrepreneur and tested business development and communications strategist will immediately add value to our organization's forward momentum."
"Building upon DDC Advocacy's proven record of success in global campaigns is a challenge I embrace," said Lake. "DDCA is a magnet for creative professionals and forward-thinking clients who want demonstrated expertise in thinking outside the box to mobilize coalitions and achieve decisive results. I look forward to joining this team of seasoned professionals."
ABOUT DDC ADVOCACY
DDC Advocacy (DDCA), the leader in issue advocacy since 1996, is a full-service public affairs advocacy firm executing custom-designed engagement programs and campaigns for government, non-profit, association and corporate clients. We leverage our company's extensive capabilities, leading technology tools and strategic expertise to achieve winning results for clients, impact policy and shape public debate. Among our comprehensive suite of services and products, DDCA offers advocacy strategy, global and local in-district campaigns, digital engagement targeting, outreach tools, grassroots technology, PAC compliance, public relations, social media, and government services.
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