WASHINGTON, DC (November 18, 2021) – Mercury, a leading global, bipartisan public strategy firm, announced the addition of policy communications expert Eric Hersey as managing director to its New York office. Having most recently served as communications director for the U.S. House Committee on Financial Services under Chairwoman Maxine Waters, Hersey brings years of experience developing media relations strategy across key financial issues, policies and initiatives.
“Eric’s track record of success in navigating high-level policy and communications challenges is exactly what our clients around the country are seeking, and we are pleased to announce him as the newest member of our team,” said Mercury Partner Charlie King. “His expertise and skillset are a major boost to our media relations practice. We are proud to welcome Eric to the Mercury family.”
Hersey has over a decade of experience in government and advocacy. Prior to joining Mercury, Hersey spent over four years as communications director for the U.S. House Committee on Financial Services, where he led press outreach, messaging and digital activities. In that capacity, he developed communications strategies for Chairwoman Maxine Waters’ key committee initiatives on issues such as consumer protection, banking, housing availability and affordability, diversity and inclusion, financial technology, and pandemic response.
Previously, he served as communications director for the National Community Reinvestment Coalition, where he spearheaded communications on the organization’s advocacy and organizing efforts involving the Community Reinvestment Act, fair lending, housing finance reform, and the implementation of Dodd-Frank. Earlier in his career, Hersey served as deputy director of constituent affairs for U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and as a constituent liaison for U.S. Senator Hillary Clinton.
“I am thrilled to join Mercury’s outstanding team of experts, who work to provide strategic guidance and solutions to some of society’s biggest challenges,” said Hersey. “I look forward to applying my skills and expertise within the world of public affairs and am excited for the new opportunities that come with working for an unmatched firm like Mercury.”
Hersey holds a master’s degree in public administration from New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service and a bachelor’s degree from Vassar College.
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, D.C., New York, California, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Florida, Montana, Texas, Iowa, South Carolina and Tennessee, as well as international offices in London and Mexico City. Mercury is a part of the Omnicom Public Relations Group.
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