John Ullyot Joins Leadership of High Lantern Group in Washington Adds to Media and Issues Management Offering at Rapidly Growing Strategic Communications Consultancy

WASHINGTON, March 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today High Lantern Group announced that it has hired John Ullyot, a senior executive with over two decades' experience in strategic counsel, media relations and issues management in the public and private sectors.  He joins the firm as a Managing Director, based in the Washington, DC office.

"John Ullyot is one of the most experienced and sought-after strategic communications consultants in Washington, and we are delighted that he chose to join our team," said Rob Gluck, Managing Partner. "He has advised major corporate and government leaders and led communications initiatives on some of the most high-profile issues of the past 15 years.  His skills and background will be a major asset to our current and future clients."

Ullyot comes to High Lantern Group after more than five years as a Senior Vice President with Hill+Knowlton Strategies, where he worked with leading companies and CEOs on many of their most critical issues, including product recalls, litigation, regulatory scrutiny and Congressional testimony.  His top clients have included Medtronic, DHL, Ford, Deloitte, Zimmer, Pfizer, EADS, the United States Marine Corps and the University of Virginia Board of Governors.  Before that, he was a long-time top advisor to former Senators John Warner and Arlen Specter, and served as vice president of corporate communications for AOL Europe.

"I'm excited to join High Lantern Group at a time of real momentum for the firm," said Ullyot.  "High Lantern Group has built a superb reputation for strategic counsel, media relations and issues management, and offers the perfect platform for unique engagements with top-level clients on some of their biggest reputational issues. I'm looking forward to being part of a great team."

With offices in Washington, New York, and Los Angeles, High Lantern Group is a strategic consulting firm focused at the intersection of business strategy, public policy and reputation management.  The firm develops strategies to manage emerging challenges and recurring problems, positioning clients for influence and thought leadership both internally and in the public arena.

In less than four years, the firm has built a client roster consisting of dozens of globally influential corporations, business organizations and industry leaders, including some of the best-known brands in financial services, travel and tourism, retail, health care and pharmaceuticals.  In the past year alone, High Lantern Group managed more than 40 active accounts.  More information about High Lantern Group and its team can be found here.

Prior to joining H+K, Ullyot served for seven years in the U.S. Senate, as the top communications adviser and deputy chief-of-staff for two of the longest-serving Republican Senators, John Warner and Arlen Specter, and as communications director for two Senate Committees, including the Senate Committee on Armed Services throughout the war in Iraq from 2003 to 2007.  He was also director of communications for two U.S. Senate campaigns, and a national media spokesman at the 2008 GOP Convention.

In the private sector, Ullyot served as vice president of corporate communications for AOL Europe, where he worked with corporate and country CEOs on issues management and regulatory matters in France, Germany, the U.K., Spain and Brussels.  Previously, he was chief Washington spokesperson for the Intel Corporation, directing media strategy for the company's federal policy priorities.  A graduate of Harvard University and a former intelligence officer in the U.S. Marine Corps, Ullyot provides regular commentary as a political strategist and national security analyst in national and global media outlets.

SOURCE High Lantern Group



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