Hill & Knowlton Appoints Charles B. Sewell as SVP and Director of the Washington, D.C. Public Affairs Practice

Oct 08, 2010, 09:27 ET from Hill & Knowlton

WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Charles B. Sewell has joined H&K as senior vice president and director of the DC public affairs practice.  He was recently with the Textile Rental Services Association where he served as vice president of government affairs.

Charlie is responsible for driving growth and providing strategic counsel to H&K's public affairs clients, addressing the complex communications and public policy needs of client organizations across a range of industry sectors.

"Charlie has a distinguished reputation for both excellent counsel and decisive action," said Michael Kehs, DC GM and US head of public affairs.  "He understands how public policy decisions impact the bottom line of businesses and effectively communicates those implications utilizing the entire issue campaign arsenal."

Among the accomplishments of his extensive career, Sewell served as senior vice president of government affairs at the National Community Pharmacists Association, co-president of the Coalition for Community Pharmacy Action and board member of the Institute for the Advancement of Community Pharmacy.  Sewell also co-founded American Communications Group, a public relations firm where he served as president.

Sewell added, "I am looking forward to helping H&K's clients navigate the legislative and regulatory labyrinth and continuing to build on the long winning track record the firm has compiled in the public affairs arena."

About H&K

Hill & Knowlton (www.hillandknowlton.us) is a leading international communications consultancy, providing services to local, multinational and global clients. The firm is headquartered in New York, with 79 offices in 44 countries, as well as an extensive associate network. The agency is part of WPP (NASDAQ: WPPGY, www.wpp.com), the world's largest communications services group.

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