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Top Hits of February-March



The shortest month of the year has come to a close and everyone here at Butler Associates hopes that you had a wonderful February.


Our Butler Associates family has added some key communication leaders since the start of 2022.


This includes former MSN Money Editing Producer Bryan Joiner, veteran journalist and Sunday Washington Post columnist Christopher Byrd, and Michael Clendenin, who led communications at ConEd for two decades!


Collectively and individually, they make our team and its client service focus even stronger than before.

Bryan Joiner

Bryan Joiner has more than two decades of journalism experience and is an expert on how and why news consumers are attracted to specific stories.


Before joining Butler Associates, Bryan was the lead daytime Editing Producer for MSN Money's news desk, the globe's #3 news site (think 600 million views a month)! He has also worked as a freelance writer and columnist for Vice, Deadspin, Salon, SB Nation, and the New York Observer, among other popular outlets.


Originally hailing from Martha's Vineyard, he is a loyal Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots fan.

Christopher Byrd

Christopher Byrd is a longtime media professional with extensive portfolio of writing and editing experience. His long and impressive body of journalistic work includes regular appearances as a columnist in The Washington Post, as well as a featured writer and columnist in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Barnes & Noble Book Review, and many other top tier publications.

Mike Clendenin

ConEd is a brand name across all of New York. For some 20 years prior to joining the Butler Associates Team, Mike Clendenin was Chief Spokesperson for Consolidated Edison Co. of New York, and before that he was Chief Spokesperson for the New York City Council.


Mike Clendenin is a public communications specialist with 40+ years of experience in news, government, and the energy industry. He offers strategic communications guidance to aid Butler Associates clients in addressing internal or external communication needs. He helps bring clarity to any crisis while absolutely understanding how to navigate the media landscape with confidence and strengthen stakeholder relationships.


In the News


The media world moves at a fast pace so, we've collected some exceptionally interesting pieces from the news which include our clients.How do top executives handle the growing combative political climate?

Butler Associates President, Tom Butler discusses this with Senior Executive Magazine.

Congratulations to Siebert Williams Shank, recent Winner of the International Finance Review's US Diversity and Inclusion Firm of the Year Award.


Beyond this, the firm had an exceptionally busy February in the news. This top tier financial firm recently celebrated 25 successful years on Wall Street, which you can read more about in a feature by Bond Buyer.


CEO Suzanne Shank also made appearances in significant news features published by CBS News Detroit, Crain's Detroit Business, and the Savannah Morning News.The attorneys and regulatory experts at Davidoff Hutcher and Citron had a busy month. Nick Antenucci, who has expertise in the gaming industry, was extensively quoted in Forbes Magazine about the growing number of casino licenses to be awarded in New York.

Jonathan McCollum, Chair of the firm's Inside the Beltway regulatory practice, was quoted in Reuters about the growing shift to a central Digital Currency and what to expect next from the US Treasury.


Our congratulations also go out to Keith Wright, Manhattan Country Democratic Chair and DHC Legal's Chairman Director of Strategic Planning, for being honored in Crain's New York as one of the most Notable Black Leaders of 2022!

Barasch & McGarry’s Barry Salzman has been making a large impression with journalists in the Newsweek newsroom. First, discussing the likelihood of a Ghislaine Maxwell retrial and again commenting on the recent legal settlement by England's Prince Andrew. On the same topic, Mr. Salzman was also quoted in the Financial Times.


Also Senior Partner, Michael Barasch spoke to Breitbart for an extensive story how $3.5 billion in seized Afghan funds could be used by the White House to benefit all 9/11 Victims.

The Mortgage Note interviews Brett Bivenour, Chief Technology Officer at FinTech company, FasterFi, a platform that streamlines the mortgage process for borrowers.

To-Go alcohol is a hot topic across New York, but what are the unintended consequences for mom & pop liquor stores across the state? The Metropolitan Package Store Association's Executive Director Michael Correra discusses this in stories with 1010Wins, Crain's New York Business, and the New York Post.

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