Chris Byrne Joins Prosek Partners as Vice President

Chris ByrneNEW YORK – May 10, 2017 - Prosek Partners, a leading independent public relations and financial communications firm has announced that political communications strategist Chris Byrne has joined the firm as Vice President.

Most recently, Byrne served as Communications Advisor to both the Presidential Transition Team and the Donald J. Trump presidential campaign, working closely with the candidate, campaign manager and other senior members of the staff.

Prior to the election, Byrne served as Partner of Capitol Media Partners, an international communications, public affairs, and digital services firm, opening the firm’s New York Office. Before that, Byrne was at Fox News Channel working as a Senior Producer of “Hannity.”

Byrne was also the Special Assistant to the White House Press Secretary, working as the principal aide to President George W. Bush’s chief spokesperson, Dana Perino. Byrne started his career in the Office of Presidential Personnel, where he identified, recruited and vetted potential candidates for government appointments. He also coordinated a series of sensitive, high-level media events, including the nomination announcements for Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, Attorney General Michael Mukasey and other senior administration officials.

“Chris’ recent experience inside the federal government and in the cable news industry gives him a unique understanding of how the press operates as well as what the public is interested in,” said Jen Prosek, Founder and Managing Partner at Prosek. “His ability to share insight and perspective on Washington today will be of great value to our clients. In addition to expanding our offering in the public affairs space, Chris will add to our media training capabilities. We couldn’t be more excited to have him join the Prosek family.”

Added Byrne: “Prosek Partners’ reputation in the industry is truly impressive, and I’m excited to join and work alongside an incredibly talented group of people. I am looking forward to helping build out the firm’s public affairs offering, leveraging my experience for a roster of world-class clients.”

Byrne will be based in Prosek’s New York office. He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Delaware.

About Prosek Partners
Prosek Partners is among the largest independent public relations firms in the U.S. and one of the few domestic, mid-size firms that offers global capabilities through its London office and international network. Specializing in providing a full range of communications solutions to financial and professional services companies, the firm delivers an unexpected level of passion, creativity and marketing savvy. Prosek Partners’ “Unboxed Communications” approach brings breakthrough ideas to every client engagement. Services include digital and traditional media relations, financial communications, investor relations, transaction services, crisis communications and issues management, digital marketing, design and creative services, content creation, publishing, media training and branded entertainment. The firm has been named an Inc. 5000 Fastest-Growing Company for the seventh consecutive year, a “Top Place to Work in PR” by PR News, A New York Observer Power PR firm, and a Holmes Report Agency of the Year. Prosek Partners is a certified Woman-Owned Business. For more information about Prosek Partners visit www.prosek.com or follow the agency on Twitter at www.twitter.com/prosekpr

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