Rokk Solutions Expands Public Affairs Team With Hiring of Two New Account Managers and Senior Counselor

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 8, 2016

ROKK SOLUTIONS EXPANDS PUBLIC AFFAIRS TEAM WITH THE HIRING OF TWO NEW ACCOUNT MANAGERS AND SENIOR COUNSELOR;
KATY SUMMERLIN, RYAN HUGHES AND CARRIE GIDDINS PERGRAM JOIN TEAM

 (Washington, D.C.) – ROKK Solutions today welcomed the newest members of its public affairs team – Katy Summerlin, Ryan Hughes and Carrie Giddins Pergram. The three hires will strengthen the bipartisan firm’s strategic communications capabilities and help support ROKK’s growing roster of corporate, associations, coalitions, and non-profit clients.

Summerlin and Hughes will serve as Account Managers while Pergram will serve as a Senior Counselor to the firm.

“We are proud to have Katy, Ryan and Carrie join our team as we continue to grow,” said Ron Bonjean, partner at ROKK Solutions. “Our firm is building on its success, and bringing these strategic hires on board will increase the high level of communications services we currently provide our clients.”

Katy Summerlin comes to ROKK Solutions from the office of Congressman Doug Collins (GA-09), where she served as Communications Director.  Summerlin previously served on the press team of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and also worked in the office of Congressman Frank Wolf (VA-10).  Summerlin graduated from James Madison University with an undergraduate degree in Journalism.

Ryan Hughes joins ROKK Solutions from Shirley & Banister Public Affairs, managing the accounts of authors and political leaders.  In this capacity, Hughes coordinated conservative media relations for Governor Scott Walker’s campaign for President, and later handled key aspects of the surrogate booking operation for Governor John Kasich’s campaign for President.

Before coming to Washington, DC, Hughes worked on the Illinois State Treasurer campaign for Governor and was the External Relations Coordinator to Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker.  Hughes received his undergraduate degree in Political Science from Loyola University Chicago.

Carrie Giddins Pergram joins ROKK Solutions as a Senior Counselor focused on messaging and media training. She is also currently an Adjunct Professor at American University teaching political communications undergraduate and graduate students.  A seasoned political operative, Pergram is a former Communications Director for the Iowa Democratic Party and played a major role in the 2008 Iowa Caucus, helping run the most successful and most widely attended presidential caucus in history. Pergram graduated from Skidmore College in upstate New York, has an M.A. from the Graduate School of Political Management at The George Washington University, and an M.S. from Columbia University’s School of Journalism.

About Rokk Solutions

Founded by veteran political and public affairs strategist Ron Bonjean, Rodell Mollineau, and Brian Walsh, ROKK Solutions is a full-service, bipartisan public affairs firm based in Washington, D.C. that provides its clients with winning communications strategies designed to influence policy and sway opinion.  To learn more, please visit www.rokksolutions.com.

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