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Collaborative Communications Group Welcomes Cameron Brenchley as Vice President

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Collaborative Communications Group, Inc., the nation’s premier communications firm focused solely on education, welcomed Cameron Brenchley as Vice President today. Brenchley will lead the firm in positioning education organizations as thought leaders in the field and helping them accomplish their goals to improve learning for students.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Cameron to the Collaborative team and network,” said Kris Kurtenbach, Founding Partner of Collaborative Communications Group, Inc. “Cameron will help to expand our footprint in education policy as well as bring new ideas and strategies in digital and strategic communications to ensure our clients’ messages are positioned effectively in ways that help change the dialogue on certain issues.”

In his new role, Cameron will provide strategic communications support to significant national conversations on assessment, time and learning and teacher preparation, including those for such education leaders as Northwest Evaluation Association, The C.S. Mott Foundation and Urban Teachers. Brenchley will focus his attention on creating and implementing new approaches to reach and influence a variety of stakeholder groups in innovative ways.

Before joining Collaborative, Brenchley was Deputy Assistant Secretary for Communications at the U.S. Department of Education, where he oversaw the development and release of all public-facing communications materials for the department and former Secretary Arne Duncan. Brenchley also created high-profile initiatives that received local, regional and national press coverage, and became worldwide trending topics on Twitter.

Brenchley has also served as the Department of Education’s first Director of Digital Strategy, where he conceptualized and implemented the agency’s strategic digital media plan. In this role he launched the Department on Vine, one of the first federal agencies using the digital video platform, and helped the Secretary reach more than 250,000 Twitter followers—becoming one of the most active and engaging cabinet officials on Twitter.

“The Collaborative team is a national leader in serving clients dedicated to education and learning, and I’m excited to build upon that work with my background in policy, politics and digital strategy,” said Brenchley. “This is an exciting time for education across the country, and I look forward to creating and expanding communications strategies that help our clients reach new audiences in a crowded media landscape.”

Brenchley also brings a wealth of political communications experience to the position. He previously worked as a Press Secretary and New Media specialist in the U.S. House of Representatives, and as a Senior Digital Strategist at the White House. He holds a master’s degree in Legislative Affairs from The George Washington University's Graduate School of Political Management. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Valdosta State University and is an Air Force veteran who served four of his six years in the military overseas.

About Collaborative Communications Group
Collaborative Communications Group, Inc., is the nation’s premier communications firm focused solely on education and learning. Collaborative is dedicated to improving learning systems, in and out of school, for students and adults, through better communications, collaboration and engagement.

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