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.
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