All of us at Solomon McCown are proud to announce that veteran government relations and P.R. strategist Daniel F. Cence is joining the firm as Senior Vice President.

In his role, Dan will run Solomon McCown’s newly-established government relations practice, a natural extension of the firm’s public affairs expertise. In addition to government relations, Dan will provide high level strategic P.R. counsel for clients in the firm’s key sectors of real estate, health care, corporate, education and mission-focused organizations.  He will also be a contributor to the firm’s integrated services that include digital P.R. and social media marketing. And, he will be a member of the firm’s crisis management team.

“With his long-standing relationships and strong record of advocacy at the State House and City Hall, Dan will help advance our clients’ business goals by ensuring their voices are heard in shaping public policy,” said Helene Solomon, CEO of Solomon McCown & Company. “We have worked with Dan on a number of engagements over the years and we know he shares our values and commitment to providing clients with sound, senior-level counsel.”

Dan first worked in public relations with Helene and Solomon McCown President Ashley McCown more than twenty years ago. Since then, he has founded and managed two successful political consulting and government affairs firms where he was responsible for community and government relations, political intelligence, lobbying, procurement representation, ballot initiatives and grassroots organizing for clients such as: New Balance, Suffolk Downs, Microsoft, Boston Beer, The Massachusetts Craft Beer Guild and a host of others.

Dan has extensive experience representing these clients’ interests before local, city and state government throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. In addition, he has served a number of high-profile lawmakers including Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley and former City Councilor Tom Keane, and he was a part of Mayor Tom Menino’s reelection team.

“Joining Solomon McCown is a great, natural fit that makes sense on so many levels. Our combined backgrounds and expertise will allow us to increase the depth of services we can offer clients,” said Cence. “We share the same philosophy of fiercely advocating for our clients with a keen eye for detail and a dogged determination to get the job done. It is an exceptional firm and I am truly excited for this next chapter in my career.”