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Glenn Gritzner

Managing Director
 
Mercury Public Affairs

90039, United States

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As a Managing Director for the Los Angeles office of Mercury Public Affairs, Glenn Gritzner provides communications and political consulting for this strategic firm with offices in Washington, D.C.; California; New York; Florida; Illinois; New Jersey; and Pennsylvania. There, Glenn Gritzner aids corporate and nonprofit companies, as well as prominent figures, in learning about and navigating the complex systems of government to reach out with messages that persuade the most difficult audiences. With clients in a range of sectors, Glenn Gritzner’s firm advises individuals involved in health care, food and beverage, finance and insurance, education, defense and aerospace, travel and tourism, and other industries. Glenn Gritzner’s company provides clients with services, including crisis communications, public affairs campaigns, political consulting, lobbying, and market research.

 

Glenn Gritzner focuses his talents on communication and media strategy, urban planning and development, political outreach, and policy analysis, and has become a well-known name in the Southern California political arena. Prior to joining Mercury Public Affairs, Glenn Gritzner acted as Managing Director in the Public Law & Policy Strategies Practice Group of Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLC, an international law firm. There, Glenn Gritzner became the first employee who was not an attorney outside of the Washington office. Later, as Special Assistant to the Superintendent and Director of External Affairs for the Los Angeles Unified School District, Glenn Gritzner served a superintendent who was a former chair of the Democratic National Committee and former governor of Colorado.

 

Glenn Gritzner managed his boss’ political dealings and acted as a trusted advisor. He interacted with the press and managed public relations and political crises, and was instrumental in raising more $20 billion to benefit the school system. Glenn Gritzner participates in a number of charities, including serving as a Board Member for Heart of Los Angeles Youth, an organization that provides inner city children with programs in academics, athletics, and arts at a community campus in Lafayette Park. Glenn Gritzner also acts as a Board Member for City Year Los Angeles, which consists of a group of mentors and tutors who provide assistance to underserved communities through school-based services, youth leadership programs, and transformation initiatives.

 

Professional Experience:

Mercury Public Affairs
Managing Director
Public Affairs Consulting
Los Angeles, CA
2009 - Present
Public affairs and political consulting. Help private sector and nonprofit clients understand and navigate governmental complexities.
Help private sector and nonprofit clients understand and navigate governmental complexities. I run the Los Angeles Office.
Hired by former Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez to open and run the LA office. Started with 2 employees, now total 5.

Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal
Managing Director
Public Affairs Consulting
Los Angeles, CA
2006 - 2009
Political and public affairs consulting arm within large, multinational law firm.
Largely similar to above.
Was the first non-lawyer hired by the firm outside of the Washington DC office.

Education:

Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government
Political Advocacy and Leadership
Masters in Public Policy (MPP)
Cambridge, MA
1996 - 1998

 

Charities:

Board Member, City Year Los Angeles Board Member, Heart of Los Angeles Youth


Groups / Organizations:

Chair, Downtown LA Network, UCLA Alumni Association (Downtown Bruins)

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