DETROIT, Aug. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Lambert, Edwards & Associates (LE&A), Michigan's largest public relations and public affairs firm and a top-15 investor relations firm nationally, today announced it hired veteran automotive and business journalist Brent Snavely as a director. Snavely will work closely with the firm's investor relations and manufacturing and mobility clients, as well as will provide strategic counsel firm-wide. Snavely's hire continues LE&A's expansion of its Detroit office and bolsters the firm's national financial communications practice offerings.
"At LE&A, Brent brings extensive experience in automotive business, industries he's covered nationally and internationally for nearly two decades," LE&A CEO Jeffrey Lambert said. "The addition of Brent continues our commitment to Detroit and expands our resources in the region. We are excited to offer Brent's expertise to our clients."
Snavely brings more than 20 years of experience to the firm with a deep background in business, financial and automotive journalism. Most recently, he served as the lead automotive writer at the Detroit Free Press where he covered Ford and General Motors while also serving as auto team leader. Additionally, he led the award-winning coverage of the UAW's contract negotiations in 2011 and again in 2015, served as a key member of a team that covered Detroit's bankruptcy and closely chronicled the transformation of Chrysler from a bankrupt American automaker into Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. He also acted as an editor of two national automotive reporting projects for the USA Today Network and co-managed automotive coverage for the Detroit Free Press and USA Today. Prior to Detroit Free Press, Snavely worked for Crain's Detroit Business covering industries that included automotive suppliers, retail and restaurants.
"Transitioning to PR from journalism after 24 years in the industry, and leaving the state's largest daily newspaper, was an extremely difficult decision. However, I am joining a company that understands the evolving nature of public relations and integrated marketing, and recognizes that the need for effective storytelling is more important now than ever," Snavely said. "LE&A is a growing, vibrant Midwest public relations firm with a bright future, and I look forward to contributing my skills as the company continues to grow."
Snavely holds a bachelor's degree in political science from Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio.
About Lambert, Edwards & Associates
LE&A (www.lambert.com) is a top-10 Midwest-based PR firm and a top-15 investor relations firm nationally with clients based in 20 states and six countries. As Michigan's largest PR firm – with offices in Detroit, Lansing and Grand Rapids – LE&A serves middle-market companies and national brands across a wide array of industries and is the state's largest bipartisan public affairs firm. LE&A has posted 18 years of growth, been named PR Week and PRNews Small Firm of the Year, honored as an Edward Lowe "Michigan 50 Companies to Watch," and earned Crain's "Michigan's Healthiest Employers" and "Coolest Places to Work" awards. LE&A is also a global partner in PROI Worldwide, the largest partnership of independent PR firms in the world spanning 120 cities on five continents. Follow us on Facebook and on Twitter @LambertEdwards.
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