Diversity Experts Thomas A. Duckenfield and Rudy R. Fuentes Join Perennial Strategy Group as Principals

Apr 14, 2003, 01:00 ET from Perennial Strategy Group

    WASHINGTON, April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Perennial Strategy Group announced
 today that Thomas A. Duckenfield and Rudy R. Fuentes have joined the firm as
 Principals.  Mr. Duckenfield and Mr. Fuentes advise Fortune 1000 companies and
 public institutions on global diversity issues, represent municipalities and
 corporate clients in government relations matters, as well as provide
 government contracts counseling.
     "Tom and Rudy have a cutting-edge practice that will deftly complement our
 Government Affairs practice," said Lamell McMorris, Founder and Principal of
 Perennial Strategy Group.  "Their skills, experience, and extensive contacts
 expand the capacity and capabilities of Perennial in the important and
 specialized area of global diversity."
     Mr. Duckenfield and Mr. Fuentes have worked closely with executives in
 assisting organizations to develop, enhance and implement a wide range of
 diversity programs including: Workforce Diversity and Compensation Equity;
 Procurement Diversity and Business Partnering; and Civic Responsibility and
 Philanthropy.  Their representation has included interacting with minority
 appointed and elected officials, as well as female, civil rights, and gay and
 lesbian community and business leaders.
     Their clients include Sodexho USA, Cook Inlet Power, Geary Energy, SEGURA
 Consulting, National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers, National
 Council of Minorities in Energy, Maryland Center at Bowie State University,
 Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, and Leadership Conference on Civil
     A 1986 cum laude graduate of Princeton University, Mr. Duckenfield earned
 his law degree from Harvard Law School in 1989.  A distinguished military
 graduate, he received a commission as a U.S. Army Infantry Second Lieutenant
 and later was re-commissioned as a Captain in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate
 General's Corps.
     A 1988 honors graduate from Stanford University, where he served as
 President of the Associated Students of Stanford, Mr. Fuentes received his law
 degree from Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California,
 Berkeley.  He also received a Masters in Public Administration from the John
 F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.  Mr. Fuentes completed
 the Minority Business Executive program at the Amos Tuck School of Business at
 Dartmouth College.
     About Perennial Strategy Group
     Perennial Strategy Group is a consulting firm that specializes in
 government relations, public affairs, global diversity counseling, and
 business development.  The firm takes a bipartisan approach in providing
 services and maintains strong and longstanding relations with both Republicans
 and Democrats in the executive and legislative branches of the Federal
 Government.  Located in Washington, D.C., Perennial Strategy Group builds
 relationships, solutions and strategies to help businesses or organizations
 succeed and prosper.  For more information, please visit www.perennialsg.com.
     CONTACT:  Edward Chang of Perennial Strategy Group, +1-202-638-5090

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