McGuireWoods Consulting (MWC) announced three new additions to its team: two public affairs professionals and a former Georgia state senator. Marty Machowsky joined the MWC Washington team as a senior vice president of Strategic Communications and Joe Jaso as a vice president in the group’s Federal Public Affairs group. Former state senator Eric Johnson (R-Savannah) will consult for the MWC Georgia Government Relations team in Atlanta.
Machowsky, worked for Edelman prior to establishing his own firm – 90Degree Communications. Jaso comes to McGuireWoods Consulting from Dutko Worldwide and will focus on representing McGuireWoods Consulting’s global network of clients and growing the firm’s National Government Relations practice.
“These are great additions to our group. In Washington, I’m very excited about the arrival of Marty and Joe, as they will help us exponentially in our efforts to expand our presence in the Washington area and nationally. Meanwhile, in Atlanta, Senator Johnson is a well-respected leader who enjoyed a reputation of reaching across the aisle to get things done,” said L.F. Payne, president of McGuireWoods Consulting.
Machowsky is a veteran communicator with more than 30 years’ experience in communications, public affairs and consumer affairs firms, and federal and county government where he served as legislative director for Congressman Rick Boucher and chief of staff to Audrey Moore, the chairman of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors.
Jaso brings a wealth of experience to the group’s growing federal practice in Washington, working in the political arena for the past 17 years. At Dutko Worldwide, he was responsible for working with clients at all levels of government, assisting them with procurement, policy, legislation and political activity.
Senator Johnson will join the group as an associated consultant, while still continuing his architecture practice at Hussey, Gay, Bell & DeYoung. He recently resigned his Senate seat after serving for 18 years in the Georgia General Assembly to run for Governor.
McGuireWoods Consulting is a subsidiary of the McGuireWoods law firm, named one of the “most prestigious” firms in the world by the Vault Guide to Top 100 Law Firms, 2008.