SOURCE: TheWadeGroup, Inc.

May 06, 2008 13:50 ET

Clark Brings Crisis and Litigation Communications Expertise to TheWadeGroup

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - May 6, 2008) - TheWadeGroup, Inc. today announced crisis and litigation communications expert Paul Clark has joined its public affairs consortium. With more than 30 years of experience in the journalism and public affairs fields, Clark is among the most seasoned communications professionals in the country in counseling clients on how to work with the media during times of crisis.

"Paul's reputation for providing intelligent, salient communications counsel when the stakes are high is an invaluable asset to all his clients," said Terry Wade, president of TheWadeGroup. "We are glad to welcome him into our existing pool of senior talent and know his skills will enhance our crisis communications and issues management practices."

Clark has provided crisis and litigations communications counsel to dozens of top-tier clients in a variety of industries, including health care, finance, energy, retail and nonprofit. He also counseled American POWs captured during the First Gulf War in Iraq who later brought suit against Saddam Hussein for months of torture.

Prior to joining TheWadeGroup, Clark was a senior vice president at The Walker Marchant Group. Before that, he spent nine years with Hill & Knowlton, most recently as U.S. director of crisis media. He also served as communications director and spokesperson for the U.S. Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs during the Senate's high profile investigation into campaign finance abuses during the 1996 federal election cycle. In this role, he conducted thousands of media interviews with key national print and broadcast reporters.

From 1989 to 1992, Clark was communications director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management. He also led the grassroots effort for the Bicentennial of the U.S. Constitution from 1985 to 1989, and, in 1980, Clark served as executive director of the Republican National Convention. Clark served as associate publisher of Saturday Review magazine, news editor of National Journal magazine and a senior editor with McGraw Hill, all during the 1970s.

In addition to being an associate and senior vice president with TheWadeGroup, Clark is the principal of Paul Clark Communications.

TheWadeGroup, Inc. is a consortium of public affairs professionals offering clients an innovative alternative to the traditional agency experience. Centered on a unique "people-to-people" client service philosophy, TheWadeGroup combines a consortium of unparalleled senior-level communications talent with support from expert staff. TheWadeGroup provides clients with a broad range of services including strategic counsel, crisis and issues management, government relations, media training and relations, community relations and coalition building and strategic event planning. For more information, visit

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