Anne Womack Kolton Joins Brunswick Group

Expands Firm's Public Affairs and Financial Communications Capabilities

Sep 12, 2007, 01:00 ET from Brunswick Group LLC

    WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Brunswick Group LLC, a strategic
 communications consultancy, today announced that Anne Womack Kolton has
 joined the firm as a director. Ms. Kolton will be based in Brunswick's
 Washington DC office. Most recently, she served as the Director of Public
 Affairs at the U.S. Department of Energy. At Brunswick, she will focus on
 high stakes communications surrounding public affairs issues and political
 risk management for domestic and global corporate clients.
     "Anne has broad communications experience at the highest levels of
 government and brings to Brunswick a deep understanding of the regulatory
 and political issues facing the private sector," said David Shapiro, a
 Brunswick partner in the D.C. office. "Actions in Washington increasingly
 affect the bottom lines of our clients, and Ms. Kolton is expert at
 communicating with policy makers and the media."
     At the Department of Energy, Ms. Kolton developed and implemented
 strategic communications for the Department's national energy policy on
 issues related to energy markets, nuclear power advancement, renewable
 energy promotion, and energy and science technology developments. She
 managed the Department's media relations and public relations campaigns
 promoting its activities, public education initiatives and legislative
     Before joining the Department of Energy, Ms. Kolton was Director of
 Public Affairs for the U.S. Department of the Treasury, where she was the
 primary spokesperson on issues and policy related to financial markets,
 financial institutions and financial education. She has extensive
 on-the-record experience with the media, particularly those covering energy
 and finance. Ms. Kolton also served as an advisor to Securities and
 Exchange Commission Chairman William Donaldson, as a White House
 spokesperson and on major state and national political campaigns.
     About Brunswick Group LLC
     Founded in 1987, Brunswick is a corporate communications partnership
 that has 70 partners and 300 professionals worldwide. We provide informed
 advice at a senior level to national and multinational corporations,
 private corporations and voluntary organizations around the world. Our
 experienced and senior communications consultants work together as one firm
 to leverage their respective backgrounds and industry expertise to help our
 clients address critical communications challenges that may affect their
 valuation, reputation or ability to achieve their business objectives.
     Brunswick Group LLC currently has wholly owned offices in Beijing,
 Berlin, Brussels, Dubai, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Johannesburg, London, Milan,
 New York, Paris, Stockholm, Washington DC. For more information, please
     Contact: David Shapiro or Naomi Decter
                (202) 393-7337

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