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Washington, DC (July 22, 2015)–The 38 North Solutions team announces today an expansion our services to include communications and public relations expertise through a collaboration with RENEWPR.
In an effort to enhance our existing and new client services, RENEWPR President Ben Finzel will now also serve as strategic communications practice lead for 38 North Solutions. Finzel will provide public relations and communications advice, counsel and outreach to clean energy and innovation clients, while supporting related client development activities.
“I am thrilled to join a team of public policy experts that believe in what they do,” stated Finzel. “I have built RenewPR with similar principles; this collaboration will enable complementary offerings for clients in rapidly-growing clean energy and innovation spaces.”
At RENEWPR, Finzel provides senior-level advice, counsel and outreach on strategy, messaging, media and partnerships to association, corporation, non-governmental, alliance, coalition and foundation clients. An experienced public affairs communicator and DC native, Finzel has more than 25 years of experience in Washington.
Finzel was previously an executive at five communications firms (global, national and boutique), a presidential appointee at the U.S. Department of Energy in the Clinton Administration, and a communications and legislative staffer for two Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives (Tim Valentine of North Carolina and Bill Richardson of New Mexico).
“We are excited that Ben joins the team to help us advance a clean energy and innovation policy agenda through strategy development, messaging review and creation, media outreach and engagement, and partnership development and management, “ said Patrick Von Bargen, a principal at 38 North Solutions.
With offices in Washington, DC, Denver, Colorado, and Oakland, California, 38 North Solutions is a boutique consulting firm that provides a suite of business strategy, public policy and communications services to innovative businesses and organizations. Based on the firm’s expertise and deep experience in clean energy, entrepreneurship, environment, sustainability, technology, and venture capital fields, the 38 North team helps clients navigate and communicate about market and policy challenges and opportunities.