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Laquan Austion

Vice President, Public Affairs

Bringing with him over 12 years of experience in the field, Laquan Austion excels at creating and implementing fully integrated, high-impact advocacy and public affairs campaigns. Laquan has worked on some of the most politically charged issues at both the state and federal levels.

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Prior to joining The Clyde Group, Laquan worked for Everest Communications, a digital marketing and communications agency, where he helped lead the public affairs practice. His work included leading strategy and design for the company’s portfolio of advocacy clients, private sector companies, and candidates. From positioning and digital content development to implementing targeted paid campaigns and influencer engagement, Laquan is skilled at weaving together the most effective mix of strategies and tactics to move the needle on pressing public issues.

He also led public affairs efforts and helped fight for legislation for one of the world’s largest rideshare companies and has significant experience with big data after serving as Vice President for the world’s largest political communications firm.

Laquan brings his extensive experiences to bear by helping clients succeed in reaching their goals and by finding innovative, highly customized solutions in often overlooked places. Laquan lives in Virginia with his wife Alicia and their two daughters Emory and Iris.

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