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Phillips & Company Expands Washington, D.C. and Energy/Green-Tech PR Practices

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Francie M. Israeli Joins Firm as Vice President and Managing Director of Phillips’ Washington, D.C. Office

AUSTIN, Texas – January 21, 2015 Phillips & Company, a global communications firm that helps clients create, defend and sustain leadership positions through public relations and market development, announced today that it is expanding its Washington, D.C. practice and has hired PR industry veteran Francie M. Israeli as vice president and managing director to lead the D.C. office.

Israeli joins Phillips & Company from Kellen Communications (formerly KellenAdams Public Affairs) in Washington, where she was vice president for government and public affairs, overseeing a number of energy, green technology and environmental accounts with a focus on strategic communications, media relations and government affairs.

“Phillips & Company sees our expanding Washington, D.C. presence as a major source of client growth and firm success in 2015 and into the future,” said Phillips & Company President Richard Phillips. “Francie brings with her a strong background in energy, environmental and green tech. Her leadership and knowledge of the nation’s capital will be a tremendous benefit to both our domestic and our global clients as they seek to grow their businesses.”

Prior to her time at Kellen Communications, Israeli was senior vice president at John Adams Associates, a PR firm specializing in energy and environment PR and public affairs. Her clients included several major energy and environment-focused trade associations, including the Sustainable Energy Division of the Copper Development Association, the National Waste & Recycling Association and the American Chemistry Council. She also worked on a number of issues management and science communications programs for coalitions and Fortune 500 companies that included 3M and DuPont. Previously, she served on the Americas region and global boards of directors of the Worldcom Public Relations Group. A native of New York City, she holds a bachelor of arts from the University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism.

“Phillips & Company’s focus on leadership and momentum, and its passion for measurable client success, are well-matched with my career goals and continuing interests in the power of technology to solve complex environmental challenges,” Israeli said.

Energy & Green Technology is among Phillips & Company’s six other practice area specialties, which are Space Exploration & Technology, Education Technology & Innovation, Digital Security & Surveillance, Mobile Computing & Wireless Technology, Next-Generation Telecommunications, and Homeland Security & Defense.

Phillips & Company provides leadership positioning, public affairs, market development, media relations and a wide range of PR services for clients across the country and across the globe.

About Phillips & Company

Phillips & Company is a global communications firm that helps clients create, defend and sustain leadership positions through public relations and market development. With a focus on education, space technology, homeland and digital security, mobile computing, telecommunications and energy, we help Fortune 1000 companies, startups and non-profits focus on the opportunities and strategies that accelerate market adoption and success. Ultimately, we help clients create demand for their products, services and ideas by broadening and reinforcing the trust customers, partners and investors have in their organization. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Phillips & Company has operations in Washington, D.C., Atlanta, St. Louis, London and Hong Kong. For more information, please visit www.phillipscompany.com.

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