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Addendum #2 to Lucas Public Affairs’ Profile of Donna Lucas (TLR Note: Donna Lucas fails to mention she is also part of Porter Novelli; Prima Facie, Donna’s operation appears fraudulent on behalf of herself, AARP, Blue Shield, utilities)

Profile of Donna Lucas as presently found @ http://www.lucaspublicaffairs.com/lpa/index.cfm/team/donna-lucas/

“Donna Lucas is founder and principal of Lucas Public Affairs, a California-based strategic consulting, public affairs, and communications firm. 

One of the nation’s foremost public affairs strategists and a widely recognized expert in media relations and political affairs, Lucas has provided strategic counsel to large corporate clients, labor unions, non-profits, initiative campaigns, and political candidates. She also has worked on several statewide initiative campaigns on a variety of policy issues including gaming, housing, education, local government, campaign finance, and energy.

Prior to forming Lucas Public Affairs in 2006, Lucas served as a deputy chief of staff for strategic planning and initiatives for Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and chief of staff to First Lady Maria Shriver. Previously, Lucas was the global and public affairs practice leader for Porter Novelli, an international PR firm, after Porter Novelli acquired Nelson Communications Group, where she served as president and CEO for several years.

Lucas also served as deputy press secretary for Governor George Deukmejian, deputy treasurer for Tom Hayes, and California press secretary for President George H.W. Bush.

Currently Lucas serves on the Boards of Directors for California Forward, the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC), the California Chamber of Commerce, Venoco, Inc. (NYSE:VQ), the College Access Foundation, the Scripps Institute of Oceanography; and is a faculty member of the Rutgers Center for American Women and Politics 2012 Project.

Previously Lucas was the chairperson of the American Association of Political Consultants, a member of the California Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, and a board member of the California Musical Theater Company. She also received the 2009 Crystals Lifetime Achievement Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Communications Profession from the Sacramento chapter of International Association of Business Communicators (IABC).

Donna was named one of Sacramento’s 100 most powerful people by Sacramento Magazine and distinguished as one of the most powerful political strategists by Capitol Weekly.

Donna is a graduate of the University of Southern California’s School of Journalism. She and her husband, political satirist and former Bureau Chief of the San Francisco Chronicle, Greg Lucas, live in Sacramento with their teenage daughter, Katie.”

Source: http://www.lucaspublicaffairs.com/lpa/index.cfm/team/donna-lucas/

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Top Public Affairs Strategist Donna Lucas Joins Forces with Porter Novelli
SACRAMENTO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–April 19, 2006–Donna Lucas, one of the nation’s foremost public affairs strategists, is joining forces with Porter Novelli, a top global public relations firm.

Lucas joins Porter Novelli in an “of counsel” capacity, providing strategic counsel on key Porter Novelli accounts and helping to identify and secure major new clients. The agency has a wide range of clients globally, from consumer and health care to corporate and public affairs. At the same time, Lucas is launching the Lucas Public Affairs Group, a California-based strategic consulting, public affairs and communications firm. ( emphasis added)

“Donna is renowned as a public affairs and issues management expert of the highest order. We at Porter Novelli, and the clients we serve, will benefit enormously from her talents.”

Her newly announced alliance with Porter Novelli is a homecoming for Lucas. She was the global public affairs practice leader for the firm from 2002-2004. Prior to that she was CEO and president of Nelson Communications Group, a California public affairs agency acquired by Porter Novelli in 2000.

“We are delighted to have Donna associated once again with Porter Novelli,” said Helen Ostrowski, CEO, Porter Novelli. “Donna is renowned as a public affairs and issues management expert of the highest order. We at Porter Novelli, and the clients we serve, will benefit enormously from her talents.”

“Donna has no equal in California in public affairs,” said Bill Schreiber, managing director of the agency’s Sacramento office. “We are excited about this new relationship and look forward to working together with her on important projects.”

Until recently, Lucas was a high-level staff member and adviser in Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s administration. She served as deputy chief of staff for strategic planning and initiatives for Governor Schwarzenegger and chief of staff to First Lady Maria Shriver.

Lucas served previously as deputy press secretary for Governor George Deukmejian, deputy treasurer for Tom Hayes and as California press secretary for President George H. W. Bush. She was the chairperson of the American Association of Political Consultants and a member of the California Chamber of Commerce board of directors. Lucas currently is an advisor to the California Public Policy Institute of California, The Children’s Partnership and a member of the board of directors for the California Musical Theater Company and the Governor and First Lady’s Conference on Women and Families.

Over the course of her distinguished career, Lucas has provided strategic counsel to large corporate clients, labor unions, non-profits and political candidates. She also has worked on several statewide initiative campaigns on a variety of policy issues including gaming, housing, education, local government, campaign finance, energy, and business.

Porter Novelli is one of the world’s leading public relations agencies and is represented in all major markets. With a focus on effective stakeholder communications and adopting a holistic, media-neutral approach, Porter Novelli develops public relations programs that deliver value and impact to its clients’ business. Porter Novelli was founded in Washington, D.C., in 1972 and is a part of Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE:OMC), a leading global advertising, marketing and corporate communications company. For more information, please visit www.porternovelli.com.

Contacts

Porter Novelli
Bill Schreiber, 916-443-3354
bill.schreiber@porternovelli.com

Source:

http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20060419005768/en/Top-Public-Affairs-St…

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