Feb202019

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

Posted by Kassy Perry

(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.

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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.