Former Senior Policy Manager to Bronx Borough President Joins Mercury

Addition of Ray Sanchez deepens ties across City, State

New York, NY – Mercury, a leading global, bipartisan public strategy firm, today announced the addition of General Counsel and Senior Policy Manager to Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr., Ray Sanchez. Sanchez joins the firm as a Managing Director.

“In the seven years Ray has been in my office, he has been an invaluable asset to our team. As General Counsel and Senior Policy Manager, I relied on him for advice on all legal and policy matters,” said Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. “Although our office will miss him, I am proud to have the opportunity to watch him grow in the private sector.”

Sanchez joins Mercury after over seven years with the Bronx Borough President’s office. During that time, he oversaw all legal related matters and the implementation of an agency policy agenda. He also served as a trustee to the New York City Retirement System (NYCRS), sat on the board of the New York City Regional Economic Development Council, and served on the New York City Franchise and Concession Review Committee, on behalf of the Borough President.

“We are excited to welcome Ray Sanchez to Mercury,” said Mercury Partner Michael McKeon. “His diverse background in both political campaigns and government will be a great asset to our team.”

Prior to joining the Borough President in 2011, Sanchez was at New York Life Insurance Company; where he was one of the first Senior Community Relations Field Associates in their Hispanic Market group. Ray’s career began as a fundraiser on the 2001 mayoral campaign of then-Bronx Borough President Fernando Ferrer. After graduating Rutgers Law School, Ray joined the General Counsel division at Brown Brothers Harriman (BBH), where he spent three years at BBH covering compliance issues with banking, securities and currency exchange business units.

The addition of Ray Sanchez further expands Mercury’s footprint as a leading public affairs and government relations firm in the State.

About Mercury
Mercury is a high-stakes, bipartisan public strategy firm. The firm provides a comprehensive suite of services that includes federal government relations, international affairs, digital influence, public opinion research, media strategy and a bipartisan grassroots mobilization network in all 50 states. Our firm is not just led by top talent — we distinguish ourselves by having senior talent deeply engaged in each project from start to finish, a promise we keep to clients. The firm has an established global presence, with U.S. offices in Washington, DC, New York, California, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Florida, and Tennessee, as well as international offices in London and Mexico City.  Mercury is a part of the Omnicom Public Relations Group.

About Omnicom Public Relations Group
Omnicom Public Relations Group is a global collective of three of the top global public relations agencies worldwide and specialist agencies in areas including public affairs, marketing to women, fashion, public health and corporate social responsibility. It encompasses more than 6,000 public relations professionals in more than 330 offices worldwide who provide their expertise to companies, government agencies, NGOs and nonprofits across a wide range of industries. Omnicom Public Relations Group delivers for clients through a relentless focus on talent, continuous pursuit of innovation and a culture steeped in collaboration. Omnicom Public Relations Group is part of the DAS Group of Companies, a division of Omnicom Group Inc. that includes more than 200 companies in a wide range of marketing disciplines including advertising, public relations, healthcare, customer relationship management, events, promotional marketing, branding and research.

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