Knoxville News Sentinel: Carly Harrington: SRW adds a male affiliate to its ranks

Eight years ago, a half-dozen women in public relations joined forces to launch SRW & Associates, an association of independent professionals working together. While the faces over the years have changed, its affiliates have always been female. Until now. Clay Crownover recently moved to Knoxville with his family from Washington D.C., where he spent the last decade working in the political, nonprofit and government relations arena. “We liked him, but more importantly we thought he was a good fit with what we do,” said Susan Williams of SRW, touting Crownover’s experience on Congressional Hill and his background in clean energy. “We’re continuously looking for people who complement us and who don’t compete against us.” Crownover, an Auburn University graduate who describes himself as a moderate Democrat, aims to provide strategic communications and political consulting through his business, CFC Strategies. The 33-year-old hopes to focus his work on energy efficiency and education as well as obesity and physical fitness in Tennessee. “I knew there was a connection in the way we saw things despite the gender and political affiliations,” he said. This is Crownover’s second time around in Knoxville. Read the full...

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Knoxville News Sentinel: Carly Harrington: SRW adds a male affiliate to its ranks

Eight years ago, a half-dozen women in public relations joined forces to launch SRW & Associates, an association of independent professionals working together. While the faces over the years have changed, its affiliates have always been female. Until now. Clay Crownover recently moved to Knoxville with his family from Washington D.C., where he spent the last decade working in the political, nonprofit and government relations arena. “We liked him, but more importantly we thought he was a good fit with what we do,” said Susan Williams of SRW, touting Crownover’s experience on Congressional Hill and his background in clean energy. “We’re continuously looking for people who complement us and who don’t compete against us.” Crownover, an Auburn University graduate who describes himself as a moderate Democrat, aims to provide strategic communications and political consulting through his business, CFC Strategies. The 33-year-old hopes to focus his work on energy efficiency and education as well as obesity and physical fitness in Tennessee. “I knew there was a connection in the way we saw things despite the gender and political affiliations,” he said. This is Crownover’s second time around in Knoxville. Read the full...

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Crownover Joins SRW

Crownover Joins SRW

Knoxville, TN, June 12, 2012- SRW & Associates – an association of independent public affairs, government, and media relations professionals today announced that Clayton Crownover, owner of CFC Strategies, had joined the firm as an affiliate. Clayton comes to SRW & Associates from the Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance and the Alliance to Save Energy in Washington, DC, where he served as the Policy Manager and Government Relations Specialist. During his time at the Alliance, Clayton provided consultation on messaging efforts surrounding federal energy efficiency legislation and successfully advocated before the Legislative and Executive branches on energy efficiency issues, as well as led multiple coalitions. Prior, Clayton served as a Legislative Aide for the then Chairmen of the House Natural Resources Committee, Rep. Nick Rahall (D-W.V.), as well as for Senator John D. Rockefeller IV. During this time, he was responsible for a variety of public policy issues, most notably, energy, telecommunications, transportation, and housing issues. “We at SRW are ecstatic that Clayton has joined SRW & Associates,” said Susan Richardson Williams, founder of SRW & Associates.  “Not only is he the first male to join our ranks, but a Democrat who brings a wealth of national experience to the table that will allow us to serve an even more diverse and bipartisan group of clients.” “When my family and I moved back to Knoxville last year, we did so because we felt like it was home for us,” said Clayton Crownover.  “I never expected to be given this type of opportunity once I left Washington, but I knew immediately that SRW was a place that would give me the ability to make not only the city better, but the state as well.” ## SRW & Associates is an association of independent public affairs, government and media relations professionals. We provide consultation and services in a variety of capacities from image management to awareness campaigns, government and community relations to strategic planning, media relations to crisis communications and more. Find more information online (www.srw-associates.com), Facebook (www.facebook.com/pages/SRW-Associates/147485238655719?ref=ts), and Twitter...

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