Sacramento – November 17, 2008 — Mindy Fletcher, a veteran of national and state politics, has returned to Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide, after serving as Deputy Chief of Staff for External Affairs to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and then Deputy Campaign Manager to his 2006 re-election campaign. Fletcher will be a Senior Advisor to Ogilvy’s West Coast operations, and will be based in San Diego.
Mindy will be reunited with her former political partner Maggie Shandera Linden, who leads Ogilvy PR’s West Coast Public Affairs Practice. Linden joined Ogilvy PR in 2004 after 30 years of Democratic political and government experience in California. Together, Fletcher and Linden bring a unique “both-sides-of-the-aisle” perspective to Ogilvy’s clients.
“The return of Mindy Fletcher bolsters an already robust Public Affairs practice, “ said Marcia Silverman, Global CEO of Ogilvy PR Worldwide. “We are all thrilled to have her back on the West Coast, one of the regions that is leading our network in growth.”
“It’s a pleasure working with high-caliber professionals like Mindy,” added Michael Law, Managing Director of the West Coast for Ogilvy PR. “Our current and future clients will benefit greatly from Mindy’s insights.”
Ogilvy PR’s public affairs clients include associations, corporations, coalitions, not-for-profits, and labor & education organizations. The public affairs practice specializes in helping a wide range of clients navigate complex issues at the intersection of business and politics. The agency has a long history supporting clients in matters involving the environment, public health, energy, transportation and technology.
“When it comes to issues management, social marketing and corporate branding, Ogilvy PR is the best in the business,” said Fletcher. “I’m extremely excited to be working with such a talented group once again.”
Mindy Fletcher is a veteran of Republican political campaigns at the national and state level having been a spokesman for Governor George W. Bush, the Bush 2000 and 2004 presidential campaigns, U.S. Department of Justice, the Republican National Committee, the National Republican Congressional Committee as well as Deputy Chief of Staff and Deputy Campaign Manager for Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.
She is the President of the Marian Bergeson Series for Excellence in Public Service, a leadership training program for women in public service. In 2001, Mindy was the first woman to serve as director of public affairs for the U.S. Department of Justice where she managed communications efforts on many high-profile issues, including the September 11 attacks. During the 2000 presidential campaign, Mindy was the national press secretary of the “Bush for President” campaign and served as a senior spokesperson during the Florida recount effort. She also worked for then-Governor George W. Bush’s successful reelection effort in Texas in 1998 and spent five years in the Washington office of Rep. Sam Johnson (R-TX). Mindy resides in San Diego with her husband, California State Assemblyman-elect Nathan Fletcher and their son.
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