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Paul Werth Associates Welcomes Dan Williamson

January 7, 2015

Mayor Coleman’s Former Deputy Chief of Staff for Communications to join Columbus-based communications firm.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Paul Werth Associates announced today the addition of Dan Williamson to its executive team.

Williamson, who joins the independent, full-service communications firm as a Senior Vice President, came to Werth from the City of Columbus, where he served as Mayor Michael B. Coleman’s Deputy Chief of Staff for Communications. At Werth, Williamson will lead client work focusing on strategic public relations, public affairs, writing and media training.

“Dan’s distinguished communications experience and deep-rooted connection to the city of Columbus will help us continue to surpass our clients’ needs,” said Sandra W. Harbrecht, Werth’s president and CEO. “His breadth and depth of experience with education and economic development issues will undoubtedly benefit our clients.”

During his time in the mayor’s office, Williamson oversaw communications, media relations and messaging. He served as a senior policy advisor to Mayor Coleman and as the mayor’s primary media spokesperson and speechwriter.

Williamson also served as Mayor Coleman’s liaison to the Columbus Recreation and Parks Department and the Central Ohio Workforce Investment Corporation (COWIC). As a mayoral appointee, Williamson serves on the Experience Columbus board of directors.

Before joining the City of Columbus in June 2008, Williamson was a journalist best known for his work for Columbus Monthly and The Other Paper. He holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Guilford College in Greensboro, North Carolina.