HELENA, Mont., Dec. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mercury, a leading global, bipartisan public strategy firm, announced today the expansion of its Montana presence with the launch of an office in Helena, and the addition of Shane Scanlon, who will serve as Vice President.
Scanlon will work alongside Mark Baker, who serves as Counsel to Mercury, and Denny Rehberg, Mercury Co-Chairman and former U.S. Congressman (R-MT). The firm will open its office in the state capitol ahead of the 2017 legislative session, with plans for a flagship location in Bozeman to launch later this year.
"Shane is a tremendous asset to the Mercury team, and brings extensive experience with his communications and policy work both in the U.S. Senate and across Montana politics," said Rehberg. "Shane's skill set and record of results embody the leadership traits we look for in any member of our team, and we're thrilled to have him join Mercury."
"I am proud to join the ranks of Mercury, whose presence has grown strong here in Montana over just a few years," said Scanlon. "I look forward to working on a diverse set of policies, bringing real solutions to critical issues that impact Montana. It is a tremendous honor to be a part of such a talented and driven team."
Mr. Scanlon previously worked as a senior advisor and communications director for the Montana Republican Party. He played a leading role in the party's successful 2016 campaign cycle, which saw the MT GOP win four of the five statewide races, giving Republicans control of the Land Board for the first time since 1928. In 2014, Scanlon served as a senior member of the communications team for the Steve Daines for U.S. Senate campaign. That race, identified as one of the most competitive in the nation for the midterms, helped Republicans regain control of the U.S. Senate. Prior to his involvement in Montana politics, Scanlon worked in the U.S. Senate for Senator John Thune (R-SD), holding positions on the Senate Republican Policy Committee and the Senate Republican Conference.
Mercury began its work in Montana in 2014, following the additions of Rehberg and Baker. The firm has worked on a host of core policy issues statewide, including work in healthcare, agriculture, energy & natural resources, telecommunications, education and defense.
Scanlon started his tenure with Mercury December 1st.
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