New Roles Drive Public Relations, Public Affairs and Political Practices
SACRAMENTO – Randle Communications, the leading public relations and public affairs firm in Sacramento, has announced major promotions of its executive team to drive the firm’s continued expansion, growth and innovation. Julie Phillips has been elevated to President and Partner of the firm, and Lindsey Goodwin, Erin Dunlay and Nanette Farag have been named to Senior Vice President roles in Public Affairs, Public Relations and Political Affairs. This marks a significant step for the firm, as its executive team will drive growth and success across dynamic practice areas and continue bringing clients innovative in-house services with the tenacity of a startup and the expertise and resources of a national firm. Jeff Randle remains in the position as Founder and CEO, bringing decades of strategic communications experience working alongside client partners at the highest levels of the private and public sectors.
“Julie, Lindsey, Erin and Nanette are a powerhouse team who bring tremendous value to our client partners based on their unique strengths and expertise, and together, they offer visionary leadership and decades of public relations, public affairs and political expertise,” said Founder and CEO Jeff Randle. “Their talents, passion, and devotion to supporting our team have propelled the firm to its top position in the market and sustained our growth over the past decade.”
The leadership team, including its Chief Financial Officer Jennifer Kifer, has been working together for nearly a decade to deliver results for clients across diverse industries including health care, finance, housing, natural resources, education and utilities. Their innovative approach to communications has solidified the firm’s position as a leading provider of public affairs and public relations services across California.
In her new role as President and Partner of the firm, Julie Phillips will steer firm operations with her dynamic leadership, creativity, and flawless execution of complex projects, and she will play a larger strategic role leading major clients across the organization. Since joining the firm in 2012, Phillips has been a catalyst for company growth, launching the firm’s award-winning digital public affairs program, spurring innovation in services and leading public affairs and public relations projects for major California clients.
Lindsey Goodwin will lead the firm’s public affairs practice and launch a new health care practice, bringing passion and deep public policy experience to enrich client strategy and deliver sophisticated and fully integrated programs to many of California’s largest industries and organizations. Since 2013, Goodwin has propelled Randle’s award-winning public affairs practice, in the process becoming an expert in health care, transportation and housing, while also cultivating the trust and respect of clients and colleagues.
Erin Dunlay specializes in strategic communications and will drive the firm’s growing public relations practice with her vast experience launching large-scale initiatives, building and protecting brands and amplifying client stories using traditional and innovative digital tools. Since 2015, Dunlay has played a central role across diverse client industries, leading project teams that span health care, banking and finance, environmental protection, public pension management, crisis communications and ballot measure campaigns.
Nanette Farag will fuel the expansion of the firm’s political affairs practice. Farag is a skilled public affairs and political strategist with executive experience achieving success and winning ballot measures at the state and local levels. She leads the industry with her strategic thinking and tenacious pursuit of winning. Farag has nearly two decades of experience leading strategic operations, political campaigns and external relations for high-profile candidates and elected officials. Since 2019, Farag has propelled the firm’s in-house political affairs services, cultivating a comprehensive suite of offerings that connect research, data, strategic coalition development, breakthrough content production, earned and paid media and multi-faceted messaging strategies.
“This group’s passion for the industry and their commitment to culture and supporting one another is unmatched,” said Randle. “It’s an extraordinary group of ‘Good to Great’ leaders who make a powerhouse team.”
These promotions will propel continued collaboration across practice and issue areas, bringing greater value and strategic communications support to firm clients.
About Randle Communications:
Jeff Randle created Randle Communications in 2001 to give clients great service from experts who thrive in a team environment. Randle specializes in strategic storytelling, executive positioning, brand building and reputation management, media relations, digital advocacy, breakthrough content generation, ballot initiative campaigns, litigation communications and crisis management. The firm is a two-time Inc. Magazine Best WorkPlace award winner and has been a longstanding receipt of the Sacramento Business Journal’s A+ Employer award.
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