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"The AMA selects issues specifically to forge alliances that work to serve other bread-and-butter issues for its members," says Washington health care lobbyist Thomas Donnelly of Jefferson Government Relations.
Some AMA lobbying has balanced the lobbying of other big spenders, such as the National Rifle Association and Philip Morris.
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Tom Donnelly, a Princeton grad, former executive vice- president of the U.S. Jaycees, unsuccessful candidate for Congress and later Energy Special Assistant to President Reagan -- rounded out the roster of our paid consultants in Washington.
Tom DonnellyVice President, Public Affairs, New Media Strategies
Tom Donnelly is currently Vice President Public Affairs at New Media Strategies.Prior to joining New Media Strategies, Tom was a director with CQ Roll Call's Advocacy & Engagement practice area, where he led efforts on social media strategy and enhancements to both its flagship state legislative tracking service and grassroots and advocacy tools.Prior to CQ Roll Call, Mr. Donnelly was Vice President at Illumen, a company he founded in 2001 and was acquired by CQ Roll Call in late 2011.Illumen, initially a start-up digital news and legislative information aggregator for the public affairs community, expanded to offer clients a variety of digital public affairs applications and tools for social media management, issue education, advocacy and grassroots.
Tom led the effort to hit "break-even" in less than one year from formal launch.
Before Illumen, Tom was recruited to lead the global Dow Chemical team for the Public Affairs practice at Ketchum Public Relations.Tom sharpened his public affairs and crisis communications work for Dow Chemical on the silicone breast implant and dioxin issues, and the merger with Union Carbide.
Additional public affairs and crisis work was performed for Intuit and Bridgestone/Firestone during the Firestone tire recall in 2000.
Tom cut his teeth in crisis communications in the mid 1990's with two of the best in the industry, Eric Dezenhall and Nick Nichols at Nichols-Dezenhall, now Dezenhall Resources.
Before joining Nichols-Dezenhall, Tom expanded his government affairs and advocacy skills in the law firm of Birch Horton Bittner & Cherot and later as manager of government affairs at the American Plastics Council, now the plastics division of the American Chemistry Council.
As a senior legislative aid for then Rep.
Jim Saxton (R-NJ), Tom served as Mr. Saxton's top aid on the House Merchant Marine and Fisheries Committee where they worked together to pass The Medical Waste Tracking Act of 1988, after a medical waste garbage slick closed many New York and New Jersey beaches during the summer of 1987.
Tom grew up in Springfield, VA, and went to Bishop Ireton High School in Alexandria, where he played soccer and wrestled.
Tom led the Cardinals to two conference titles and was voted to the Washington Post All-Met soccer team two times, once as a defender and once as an offensive player.
He was named to the Parade Magazine All America Team in 1979 and 1980.
Tom was also part of the class of 2009 inductees in the Bishop Ireton High School sports Hall of Fame.
After high school, Tom went West to Seattle Pacific University and led the SPU Falcons to several final four appearances and a national NCAA Division II Title in 1983.He played professionally briefly in Chicago before moving back to DC.
Tom resides in Stone Ridge, VA, with his wife Stacey, their son Renny and their two dogs Leroy and Doris.
Meredith Xcelerated Marketing has made four hires in its social media practice, New Media Strategies, naming Tom Donnelly vice president of public affairs, Gayle Weiswasser vice president of engagement, James Clark strategy director and Megan Malli senior account director.Donnelly joins from CQ Roll Call, Weiswasser from Discovery Communications, Clark from Mindshare and Malli from AKQA.
Tom Donnelly becomes VP of public affairs at Meredith Xcelerated Marketing
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