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J.B. Poersch Joins SKDKnickerbocker

Washington, D.C. & New York, March 7, 2011 – SKDKnickerbocker, one of the nation’s leading political consulting and strategic communications companies, today announced that J.B. Poersch has joined the firm as a Managing Director in the Washington, D.C. office. Poersch will work on SKDKnickerbocker’s political, corporate and advocacy clients. This announcement follows the recent addition of Senior Vice President Doug Thornell, who joined SKDK from the Office of Representative Chris Van Hollen (D-MD).

Praised by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) as a “brilliant strategist,” Poersch served as Executive Director of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) for six years, during which he helped lead the Democrats to takeover of the Senate in 2006, achieve a 60 vote super majority in 2008, and retain the majority in 2010.

“SKDK is home to some of the brightest minds in Democratic politics and I’m excited to join their ranks. My new role will allow me to keep fighting for Democrats as well as use my experience to help the firm’s clients navigate the political, legislative and media intersections of Washington,” said Poersch.

“J.B. has more experience running winning campaigns than anyone in the country. He has won races in every corner of the U.S. and without his leadership at the DSCC the Senate Democrats would be in the minority today,” said Bill Knapp, Managing Director of SKDKnickerbocker. “We’re ecstatic that J.B. has decided to make SKDK his home.”

Prior to joining the DSCC in 2005, Poersch served as Washington Chief of Staff to Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) for 14 years. In 2000 and 2004, he led campaign efforts in Ohio for Vice President Al Gore and Senator John Kerry respectively. In 1996, he managed Reed’s election to the U.S. Senate. A native of Schenectady, New York, Poersch received his B.A. from Providence College. Poersch resides in Alexandria, VA with his wife Jennifer and two children.

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SKDKnickerbocker is one of the top political consulting and strategic communications firms in the nation.

The company creates cutting edge television, radio and web advertising and direct mail for the country’s leading election officials and party organizations, including: President Barack Obama, Senators Jay Rockefeller, Mary Landrieu, Joe Lieberman, NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg, CT Governor Dan Malloy, the DSCC and the DCCC.

SKDK also offers national and international companies, advocacy organizations, associations and non-profits a range of integrated communications services:

• Full-service public affairs/public relations capabilities;
• Crisis communications services;
• Branding and re-positioning counsel;
• Creative paid media and media buying operations;
• Direct Mail strategies.

With offices in Washington, D.C., and New York City, SKDKnickerbocker provides a depth of service that is second to none. Our clients range from Fortune 10 companies, the world’s leading politicians to public interest groups and non-profits. Our communications strategists have a unique breadth of experience, a commitment to public service and a track record of success.