Catie Sheehan Joins Mac Strategies Group to Magnify Statehouse Presence

Former Statehouse reporter taking lead on statewide public relations efforts

SPRINGFIELD, Ill.--()--Mac Strategies Group, a seventeen-time award winning public affairs and public relations firm with offices in Chicago and Springfield, is pleased to announce the addition of Catie Sheehan as the director of Statehouse media for the firm.

In this newly created role, Sheehan will be helping clients navigate the Statehouse pressroom along with media outlets statewide. She is the third experienced journalist to join Mac Strategies Group offering the firm a unique knowledge of the media industry and a clear understanding of what reporters are seeking when communicating a story. Sheehan’s expertise is a great value for the firm’s clients who want to impact public policy. This is a comfortable role for Sheehan, having served as the Statehouse reporter for WICS-TV and general assignment reporter for WCIA/WCFN-TV in the last decade.

“Our clients will benefit from having somebody as widely respected and liked as Catie Sheehan advocating for them with media in Springfield and across Illinois,” said Ryan McLaughlin, president of Mac Strategies Group. “Catie will bring a lens to statewide issues that furthers our ability to communicate subjects. She has a clear understanding of what types of information reporters are seeking and she knows the means for connecting clients to reporters in a seamless way that will be appreciated by those covering the news, and those who want their important stories told.”

“This is an exciting next chapter in my career, and I could not be more excited to start working with the wonderful team at Mac Strategies Group,” said Catie Sheehan, the new director of Statehouse media for Mac Strategies Group. “I have extensive knowledge of working in the media and with the media from the other side. I understand what elements are necessary to write a solid news story, broadcast or print. I greatly respect what journalists do and want to help them do a better job.”

Mac Strategies Group continues its growth with the addition of Catie Sheehan. Over the last year and a half, the firm has bolstered its team with the hiring Matt Butterfield who is a Peabody Award-winning Chicago broadcast journalist, Tom Bowen who served as one of Mayor Emanuel’s political strategists in the city of Chicago, and David Vite, one of the most respected lobbyists in Illinois. The firm was started by veteran media and political operative Ryan McLaughlin in 2008 and has quickly become one of the “go to” Chicago-based firms in executing public relations and public affairs campaigns for clients at the city, state and federal levels. Mac Strategies Group represents dozens of clients including the Illinois Retail Merchants Association (IRMA), Illinois Manufacturers’ Association (IMA), Satellite Broadcasting and Communications Association (SBCA), Wrigleyville Rooftops Association, GROW-IL coalition, 7-Eleven, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Quality Float Works, Village of Rosemont, Monterrey Security, Pharmacy Choice and Access Now (PCAN) and the Unlock Our Jobs coalition.

About Mac Strategies Group

Mac Strategies Group is an award-winning public relations, public affairs, government affairs and crisis communications firm with offices in Chicago and Springfield, Illinois. We thrive on waging aggressive, creative and effective campaigns for clients in the corporate and public policy arenas. Our clients include Fortune 100 companies, issue-advocacy coalitions, trade associations, units of government, public policy organizations, non-profits and charitable organizations. For more information about our firm, visit www.macstrategiesgroup.com.

Contacts

Mac Strategies Group
Ryan McLaughlin, 312-588-4102
ryan@macstrategiesgroup.com
or
Catie Sheehan, 217-220-1717
catie@macstrategiesgroup.com

Release Summary

Mac Strategies Group, an award winning public affairs and public relations firm with offices in Chicago and Springfield, announces the addition of Catie Sheehan as its director of Statehouse media.

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Contacts

Mac Strategies Group
Ryan McLaughlin, 312-588-4102
ryan@macstrategiesgroup.com
or
Catie Sheehan, 217-220-1717
catie@macstrategiesgroup.com