Sunday, March 29, 2015

PR Job Shift: From District Attorney To State Senator

PhillyClout considers Philadelphia the smallest town of 1.5 million people in the world. Take for example, Cathie Abookire, who spent more than a decade handling public relations for District Attorney Lynne Abraham. Abraham didn't run for re-election and just joined the law firm of Archer & Greiner. She will work out of the Haddonfield, N.J.- based firm's Philadelphia office, which hired state Sen. Larry Farnese a year ago.

PR Job Shift: From District Attorney To State Senator

PhillyClout considers Philadelphia the smallest town of 1.5 million people in the world.  Take for example, Cathie Abookire, who spent more than a decade handling public relations for District Attorney Lynne Abraham.  Abraham didn't run for re-election and just joined the law firm of Archer & Greiner. She will work out of the Haddonfield, N.J.- based firm's Philadelphia office, which hired state Sen. Larry Farnese a year ago.

And Farnese just hired Abookire to handle public relations for his state senate office.  She replaces Sheryl Linton Jones, who left Farnese's office seven weeks ago.  We caught up to Abookire as she was settling into Farnese's Philadelphia office today.

"I'm just thrilled to be here," she told us. "It's a great opportunity."  It's also a serious change of pace.  "It’s a big change," Abookire noted. "In the DA’s office my mandate of course was to avoid politics. And this job is completely the opposite.”

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