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Perry Communications Group Promotes Two Valuable Team Members

Posted: Feb 27, 2019 | Posted by Kassy Perry | Comments Off on Perry Communications Group Promotes Two Valuable Team Members

New Senior Account Manager and Account Executive at the firm

(SACRAMENTO) — Perry Communications Group (PCG), a leading public affairs firm in California, today announced the promotions of Kaitlin Perry to Senior Account Manager and Jessica Hice to Account Executive.

“At PCG, we encourage our staff to constantly learn and grow,” said Kassy Perry, president and CEO of Perry Communications Group. “We work with our team to ensure that they can meet their immediate and long-term professional goals.”

Hice-EleakisJessica Hice started with PCG in August 2018 and brings a background in journalism and interest in public policy. Using her foundation in political reporting, Jessica helps raise the profile of clients’ issues. She will continue to expand her role in media relations, event management and social media. Hice earned Bachelor’s Degrees in Journalism and Art from California State University, Sacramento.

Perry-EleakisSince joining PCG in 2016, Perry has moved up the ranks to assist the PCG team to achieve client goals. As a Senior Account Manager, she works with senior staff on day-to-day client management including public affairs activities, media relations, stakeholder engagement, vendor partnerships and digital strategies. Kaitlin graduated from Texas Christian University with a Bachelor of Science in Political Science and minor in Business.

 

If you are interested in joining our award-winning team, click here for available positions.


About Perry Communications Group
Perry Communications Group is an independent, full-service strategic communications firm specializing in public relations and public affairs. We work at the center of issues that matter and give new perspective to the issues and events making headlines today, as well as those that will in the future. We shape ideas, opinions, decisions and social change. The bottom line for us is always the same – we’re invested in the cause and our clients’ work. For more information, visit PCG at www.perrycom.com or call (916) 658-0144.

Perry Communications Group Hires Political Veteran Stephanie McGann Jantzen as Vice President

Posted: Feb 20, 2019 | Posted by Kassy Perry | Comments Off on Perry Communications Group Hires Political Veteran Stephanie McGann Jantzen as Vice President

(SACRAMENTO, CA) — Perry Communications Group (PCG), one of California’s leaders in issues management and public affairs, announced today it hired Stephanie McGann Jantzen as a vice president to expand the firm’s capacity and bring new issue areas of expertise and business acumen.  PCG offers decades of excellence in providing its clients the best in service, strategy and results.

“As we have focused heavily in a few distinct issue areas in California and throughout the United States, I decided it was time to expand our portfolio of expertise,” said Kassy Perry, president & CEO of Perry Communications Group.  “As we move into the fields of technology, land use, government and economic development, Stephanie brings experience to our firm that dramatically increases our offerings for our clients.”

McGann Jantzen joins the agency after spending three decades as a political consultant, crisis communications specialist and public affairs strategist. Her areas of expertise include land use, renewable energy, local, state and federal government and economic development. As Vice President, she will manage client accounts, provide strategic advice and direction as well as oversee the growth of new issue areas and client development.

“I am thrilled to join Kassy and her powerhouse team at PCG,” McGann Jantzen said. “We have incredible clients approaching the firm, and I look forward to continuing that growth with an already successful organization. Kassy’s commitment to over-delivering results to all of her clients is consistent with my values, both professionally and personally. I’m honored to join this firm of outstanding women.”

McGann Jantzen was born into a political family in Sacramento, leading to her decades of policy and politics experience.  Her father was Chief of Staff to San Francisco’s former Mayor George Moscone, a candidate for Congress and created three lobbying firms in Sacramento with a focus on health care policy.

Stephanie has managed statewide California races, Congressional, Senate and Assembly campaigns, as well as local campaigns and ballot measures.   She led Northern California advance for Governor Pete Wilson in his first campaign for Governor of California and was Northern California staff for Jack Kemp’s campaign for President.

For thirteen years, McGann Jantzen served as Chief of Staff and Political Director for County Supervisor and then Assemblyman Roger Niello, a private sector business owner in the Sacramento region.  She also served as California consultant to the World Trade Center in Sacramento, meeting with delegations from several countries around the globe to discuss the California political landscape, including campaign strategies and policy discussions.

Previously, McGann Jantzen staffed political conventions and served as advance lead for former presidents and statewide officers, coordinating with Secret Service and California Highway Patrol.

She served as interim CEO of a Northern California technology company featured on CNBC’s show “Billion Dollar Buyer.”  She also worked with two technology start-up companies, one in green energy and the other in consumer-facing restaurant tech.

If you are interested in joining our award-winning team, click here for available positions.

About Perry Communications Group

Perry Communications Group is an independent, full-service strategic communications firm specializing in public relations and public affairs. We work at the center of issues that matter and give new perspective to the issues and events making headlines today, as well as those that will in the future. We shape ideas, opinions, decisions and social change. The bottom line for us is always the same – we’re invested in the cause and our clients’ work. For more information, visit PCG at www.perrycom.com or call (916) 658-0144.

 

Sacramento Insiders Wary of Single-Payer’s Chances

Posted: Dec 8, 2017 | Posted by Kassy Perry | Comments Off on Sacramento Insiders Wary of Single-Payer’s Chances

Date: 12/7
Outlet: Voice of San Diego
Author: Kelly Davis

SB 562, the bill to enact single-payer health care in California, spurred intense national interest and debate earlier this year as it made its way through the Legislature, and provoked protests when it was shelved. But at Tuesday’s Southern California State of Reform Health Policy conference in San Diego, single-payer came off as more of a distraction than a viable policy.

Democratic strategists at one panel talked about how single-payer has become a political tool — a “litmus test” that will be used against state legislators in next year’s election. Kassy Perry, president of Sacramento public relations firm Perry Communications, noted that the California Nurses Association — single-payer’s biggest champion — plans to run someone against Northern California Assemblyman Jim Wood, who’s repeatedly questioned the bill’s high price tag. Wood sits on the Assembly’s Select Committee on Healthcare Delivery, which held a hearing on SB 562 in October, with a second hearing scheduled for Monday.

“It is a faith-based policy that is being used to help define what it means to be a Democrat,” said panelist David Panush, president of California Health Policy Strategies.

“We already have a Democratic-controlled Legislature,” Perry said. “If the nurses union is running candidates, you’re going to see an even farther swinging left.”

In another panel featuring Republican Assemblywoman Marie Waldron and Assemblyman Randy Voepel, both of whom represent parts of San Diego County, single-payer took a backseat to issues like opioid addiction and access to care; neither Waldron nor Voepel, who both sit on health care committees, condemned the bill, though Voepel, a fan of colorful analogies, compared single-payer to a burrito.

“On one end of the burrito, you have the doctor group, the benefits, the whole infrastructure of healthcare,” he said. “The other end is funding. You squeeze one end and the other pops out. How to squeeze the burrito — that’s what they’re dealing with in Sacramento.”

Voepel said single-payer could work — if it included the flexibility to purchase supplemental care and if funding existed.

Other topics the panels discussed:

  • Aetna/CVS merger: Earlier this week, health insurer Aetna announced a merger with CVS Health. On the Dem side, Jim Gross, a partner at Sacramento-based law firm Nielsen Merksamer, described the move as an “unmitigated disaster” for California that won’t result in cost-savings for consumers, while Voepel found Aetna’s plan to create “health hubs” at CVS pharmacies a promising model.
  • Opioid crisis: Both panels agreed that California’s well-positioned to tackle opioid addiction, though panelists pointed out that we haven’t seen the worst of it. “California is light years ahead,” Waldron said, “but there’s so much work to do.”
  • Health care costs: One way of bringing down costs, Waldron said, was to strengthen links between health care and social services. “We pay a lot more and our results are a lot less than a lot of other countries,” she said.

Read more from Voice of San Diego here.

Keeping Up: Kassy Perry of Perry Communications Group reports she has joined the board of directors of Open California

Posted: Apr 21, 2016 | Posted by Kassy Perry | Comments Off on Keeping Up: Kassy Perry of Perry Communications Group reports she has joined the board of directors of Open California

Date: 4/20/2016
Outlet Full Name: Capitol Morning Report
Kassy Perry of Perry Communications Group reports she has joined the board of directors of Open California, the non-profit that publishes Capitol Weekly and produces public policy discussion forums for the Capitol community. Perry, who is celebrating the 20th anniversary of her public relations firm, joins other board members: Rob Gunnison, former administrator of UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism; Scott Lay, founding editor of The Nooner and The Roundup; attorney Tom Gede; Sheri Sadler, president of Sadler Strategic Media; Mike Belote, California Advocates; A.G. Block, UC Center Sacramento;Barry Brokaw, Sacramento Advocates Inc.; Molly Dugan, CSU journalism professor; Jodi Hicks, DiMare, Brown, Hicks and Kessler; Tupper Hull, retired reporter and representative of Western States Petroleum Assn.; Fiona Hutton, Fiona Hutton & Associates; Jacob Mejia, TASIN. Contact: Julia Spiess Lewis 916 658 0144.

Perry Communications Group Puts Smiles on Lung Cancer Patients’ Faces by Painting Their Toes Purple

Posted: Jun 30, 2014 | Posted by Kassy Perry | Comments Off on Perry Communications Group Puts Smiles on Lung Cancer Patients’ Faces by Painting Their Toes Purple

PCG honors patients with complimentary tickets to the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation’s Pedicure Party Fundraiser

Purple ToesSacramento, Calif. (June 30, 2014)– Who knew painting your toes purple would put smiles on the faces of lung cancer patients?

Staff from Perry Communications Group (PCG), a strategic public relations and public affairs firm based in Sacramento, did just that on Thursday, June 26, as sponsors of the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation’s (ALCF) Purple Toes Pedicure Party. Yadira Beas and Leia Ostermann each had their toes painted purple at the pedicure fundraiser and PCG also donated six tickets to lung cancer patients.

“Accepting a cancer diagnosis is difficult, and even more so when it’s lung cancer because of the lack of information, resources and support patients receive, despite it being the number one cancer killer in the U.S.,” said Kassy Perry, President and CEO of Perry Communications Group. “With this small act of kindness, we hope to help make their cancer journey a strong and hopeful one, as well as increase funding for lung cancer research.”

The pedicure party was a part of the Purple Toes Campaign, a lung cancer awareness campaign and fundraiser for the ALCF. The campaign launched in August 2013 when Valerie, an athletic, 53-years-young woman, who had never smoked, shockingly received a diagnosis of stage IV Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer. Valerie soon connected with Bonnie and the Foundation, who fast-tracked her care to U.C. Davis Medical Center where she began treatment.
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Perry Communications Group Introduces Counter|Point

Posted: Feb 18, 2014 | Posted by Kassy Perry | Comments Off on Perry Communications Group Introduces Counter|Point

New writing service caters to growing communications demand

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 18, 2014)– Perry Communications Group (PCG), a Sacramento-based strategic communications firm, today announced the addition of Counter|Point, a new writing service for clients. The new service will enhance PCG’s current comprehensive approach to communications by offering an à la carte, specialized menu of writing services.

“Counter|Point takes our writing expertise and offers it to those looking to augment their services on a need by need basis,” said Kassy Perry, president and CEO of Perry Communications Group. “Even in a world where some mediums are limited to 140 characters, crafting a high-quality written piece remains vital. What we have found is that many communications departments, trade associations or agencies just don’t have the time or staff to write important editorial content. That is where Counter|Point comes in.”
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Sacramento Business Journal Ranks PCG in Top 10 PR Agencies List

Posted: Dec 31, 2013 | Posted by Kassy Perry | Comments Off on Sacramento Business Journal Ranks PCG in Top 10 PR Agencies List

Sacramento Business Journal – Book of Lists
December 27, 2013

Perry Communications Group is ranked 7th by the Sacramento Business Journal’s Book of List for public relations agencies.

Perry Communications Group Promotes Jason Dumont to Senior Account Executive

Posted: Jul 12, 2012 | Posted by Kassy Perry | No Comments

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Perry Communications Group, Inc. (PCG) is pleased to announce the promotion of Jason Dumont to the position of Senior Account Executive.

“Jason provides immense value to our firm, exhibiting quick wit, energy, passion and intellect in combination with his experiences in Washington, D.C. and New Hampshire. He is taking a leadership role with grassroots outreach, social media and developing effective messaging for the firm and clients,” said Kassy Perry, president and CEO of Perry Communications Group.

Dumont uses his background in journalism, social media, politics and public affairs to enhance PCG’s outreach efforts, address legislative issues, coordinate new business proposals and manage a statewide coalition of health, business and community organizations.

Dumont joined Perry Communications Group in November 2010 as an Account Executive and is a graduate of The George Washington University with a degree in journalism and a minor in Spanish. Prior to working at PCG, Jason was an Account Executive with East Meridian Strategies, an Issues Management intern at Edelman in Washington, D.C., and a staffer in U.S. Sen. John E. Sununu’s office.

In his previous positions, Dumont focused on campaign collateral materials, grassroots messaging, Business Roundtable’s health care reform efforts and constituent affairs. His work includes the Silver SABRE award-winning Business Roundtable campaign “Doing Nothing is Not an Option” focused on health care reform, and two PRSA Silver Anvil finalists.

In addition to his responsibilities at PCG, Dumont is on the communications committee of Metro EDGE, a program of the Sacramento Metro Chamber.

About Perry Communications Group

Perry Communications Group is an independent, full-service strategic communications firm specializing in public relations and public affairs. We work at the center of issues that matter and give new perspective to the issues and events making headlines today. As well as those that will in the future. We shape ideas, opinions, decisions and social change. The bottom line for us is always the same – we’re invested in the cause and our clients’ work. For more information, visit PCG at https://www.perrycom.com or call (916) 658-0144.

Perry, 3fold Take Home Several CAPPIE Awards for Public Relations

Posted: Mar 23, 2012 | Posted by Kassy Perry | No Comments

Sacramento Business Journal by Melanie Turner, Staff Writer
Date: Friday, March 23, 2012, 11:22am PDT

Big winners at this year’s CAPPIE Awards Gala included Perry Communications Group and 3fold Communications, each of which took home five awards, including a gold award, three silver awards and a bronze.

The 25th anniversary awards ceremony, held Thursday at the Citizen Hotel, recognized excellence in the field of public relations.

Perry Communications won a gold medal for a self-promotion campaign dubbed, “Eat. Drink. Be Perry.” Perry also won silver for a special or media event for Innovate California, a symposium on medical innovation, and a silver in the press release category for its work with Visit California, formerly known as the California Travel and Tourism Commission.

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Kassy Perry featured as ad expert in Sacramento Bee story

Posted: Jun 10, 2011 | Posted by Kassy Perry | No Comments

Tarp-covering garnered billboard plenty of attention, ad experts say

By Ed Fletcher
efletcher@sacbee.com
Published: Friday, Jun. 10, 2011 – 4:12 pm
Last Modified: Friday, Jun. 10, 2011 – 5:31 pm


Several local advertising experts said that while California Sun may not have set out to create a controversy, the flap and resulting media coverage is worth far more than the cost of running the outdoor print ad.

“There is nothing like a good controversy to increase the value of an advertizing campaign,” said Kassy Perry, owner of Sacramento’s Perry Communications.

Read the full article at SacBee.com