WASHINGTON, March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- MWW Group (www.mww.com), one of the five largest independent public relations firms worldwide, announced today that Ankit Desai has joined the firm as a senior vice president and will be based in the firm's Washington, D.C. office. Desai, who brings dual expertise in finance and government relations, had previously served as managing director at leading venture capital firm Third Security LLC, and was a former finance director for Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) and political director for Vice President (then-Senator) Joseph R. Biden Jr. (D-DE). Desai is a recognized authority on campaign finance, corporate communications and fundraising. He will provide strategic counsel and guidance to the agency's existing clients, focusing on business development, government relations and advancing the firm's overall work with the public sector.
"Ankit is a great talent who brings expertise in finance, fundraising and government relations. He has served as a senior counselor to leading political organizations as well as to some of the most influential politicians in the world. Ankit's deep relationships on Capitol Hill and insider's understanding of the inner workings of the Beltway will be a tremendous asset to our firm and our clients," said Michael W. Kempner, president, CEO and chairman of MWW Group.
Before joining MWW Group, Desai had served as finance director at the Health Information Center, an organization created to support the Affordable Care Act (ACA). In this role, Desai was responsible for the development of the organization's fundraising plan and successful implementation of its board of directors. Prior to his tenure at the Health Information Act, Desai worked with Third Security, LLC as a Managing Director. At Third Security, he was responsible for leading the marketing efforts of two venture capital funds, and managing government relations and political affairs relationships.
Prior to working for Third Security, LLC, Desai was the vertical fundraising director for Forward Together PAC and was responsible for planning and implementing a vertical fundraising strategy for Senator Mark R. Warner's Political Action Committee.
Previously he had served as the political director for Vice President (then-Senator) Joseph R. Biden Jr.'s office, providing high-level communications and assisting on all legislative, political and campaign matters.
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