Clyde Group Managing Director, Alex Slater, Named to PRWeek’s 2016 “40 Under 40” List
Washington, D.C., Aug. 3, 2016 — Washington-based public affairs and communications firm Clyde Group today announced that Alex Slater, founder and managing director, has been named to PRWeek’s 2016 “40 Under 40” List. The prestigious award from PRWeek, a market-leading specialist magazine published by Haymarket Media, honors 40 professionals under age 40 who are making outstanding contributions to the communications industry and are viewed as emerging leaders.
“The Washington, DC, strategist and public affairs guru doesn’t just talk, he builds, be it forging an alliance between a citizen group and a corporation, building up the reputation of a client in crisis, or starting his own agency from scratch,” PRWeek said in recognition of Slater’s accomplishments.
This announcement comes as Clyde Group prepares to celebrate its two-year anniversary. Under Slater’s leadership, the firm has quickly become a major player in the education, technology, finance and healthcare sectors. Most recently, Clyde Group was selected as a public relations partner for President Obama’s Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) Cohort Program at the National Institutes of Health—building on the firm’s previous work for powerhouses like the American Diabetes Association and The diaTribe Foundation. Clyde Group will also expand its financial services practice with the addition of USA Funds, Sallie Mae and Navy Federal Credit Union.
PRWeek acknowledged that Slater bridges “the political and corporate worlds, being as comfortable working an IPO as a union picket line.”
Slater started his career as the first employee of the now wildly respected Glover Park Group, leaving a decade later as Managing Director of Public Affairs. In 2011, he was tapped to grow a public affairs practice at SKDKnickerbocker. In those roles, he advised clients on some of the most complex communications challenges of the past decades.
About Clyde Group
Clyde Group is a Washington-based communications and public affairs agency advising global corporations, major non-profits, advocacy groups and exciting start-ups. For more information, visit clydegroup.com.