Apr192016

Top PR Veteran, Kassy Perry, Joins Open California Board of Directors

Posted by Kassy Perry

Sacramento, Calif. (April 19, 2016) – Kassy Perry, President and CEO of Perry Communications Group, was appointed to the prestigious Open California Board of Directors today. Recognized for shaping public policy and changing consumer behavior through the creation of major initiatives undertaken by the biopharmaceutical, public health, entertainment and energy industries, Perry will help inform and expand the important public policy work done by Capitol Weekly and other Open California initiatives.

“We are pleased to welcome Kassy to the board of Open California and look forward to her insight and expertise on the politics and policies that keep Capitol insiders up at night,” said John Howard, Editor of Capitol Weekly.

“Capitol Weekly has an important role in informing California public policy development. It’s a must read for anyone wanting to do business in the state or create change that improves the quality of life here,” said Perry. “I am happy to lend a hand as a new director to expand Open California’s reach and expertise,” said Perry.
The Open California Mission is to inform, enlighten and educate Californians about public policy and state governance, and to provide a platform for engagement with public officials, advocates and political interests. To meet this goal, Open California publishes continuing, in-depth, nonpartisan coverage of current policy and political issues, and hosts regular forums for public discussion of policy and California politics. Open California is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization formed in 2012.
Perry Communications Group, a leading Sacramento-based strategic public relations firm, celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2016. More information can be found at www.perrycom.com.

Perry serves on the Board with Rob Gunnison, President, Former administrator, UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism; Scott Lay, Vice President, Attorney, founding editor of The Nooner and The Roundup; Tom Gede, Secretary, Of Counsel, Morgan Lewis, LLP; Sheri Sadler, Treasurer President, Sadler Strategic Media; Mike Belote, Legislative Advocate, California Advocates; A.G. Block, Associate Director, University of California Center Sacramento; Barry Brokaw, President, Sacramento Advocates, Inc.; Molly Dugan, Professor of Journalism, California State University; Jodi Hicks, Partner, DiMare, Brown, Hicks and Kessler, LLC; Tupper Hull, Former reporter and communications director for WSPA, retired; Fiona Hutton, Founder, Fiona Hutton & Associates; and Jacob Mejia, Executive Director, TASIN.
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