WASHINGTON and SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 12, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Washington Media Group (WMG) today announced Crystal Patterson joined the firm as chairman, and Bill Romanelli joined as senior vice president, enhancing the firm’s roster of public affairs experts and providing “next-level” capabilities to the firm’s clients.

“Crystal and Bill bring a world-class background and experience in strategic communications and issue management,” said Gregory Visca, CEO of WMG. “What this means for our clients is an even deeper bench of expertise on their policy, competition, reputation and business development goals.”

Patterson, who joins as president of the company in washington d.c., is the former head of global civic partnerships and head of government and policy outreach at Facebook. At WMG, she will provide clients with expertise in strategic communications, crisis communications, digital strategy, policy development and issues management, while overseeing the direction and growth of the business at WMG.

Patterson’s past experience also includes roles as Director of Communications at the Center for American Progress, Director of Communications for Rep. Tim Ryan (OH-17) and digital strategist for hillary clinton historic 2008 presidential race.

Romanelli joins WMG as senior vice president and managing director in Sacramento, CALIFORNIA. His background includes more than 30 years of experience in public affairs consulting. He specializes in helping clients develop, implement and manage complex political, regulatory and public opinion campaigns. At WMG, he will bring expertise in strategy and ally development, grassroots outreach, crisis communications, public engagement, litigation support, opinion research, digital communications and media relations, where he trains executives on how to work with the press and serves as an on-record media spokesperson. An award-winning copywriter, Mr. Romanelli also specializes in helping clients identify and refine the strongest messages as they relate to each client’s key stakeholders.

About Washington Media Group:

WMG is a trusted advisor to many of the world’s most successful companies, institutions and organizations. Since its inception in 2005, the firm has provided communications consulting of nearly every type and scale on four continents for Fortune 100 companies, multinational corporations, C-Suite executives, start-ups and non-profit organizations. WMG specializes in working with clients to build stories that have helped resolve high-profile crises, help them achieve corporate, legislative and policy goals, and safely enhance their reputation with shareholders, media, elected leaders and other stakeholders in the United States and around the world. world. More information is available at

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