King Public Strategies and DW Franklin Merge to Form Crux Strategies

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DW Franklin Consulting Group is pleased to announce that DW Franklin Consulting Group has merged with King Public Strategies and has become Crux Strategies.

DW Franklin Consulting Group is pleased to announce that DW Franklin Consulting Group has merged with King Public Strategies and has become Crux Strategies. The rebrand comes at an exciting time and accurately describe the full breadth of services provided by the group.

Since its formation, in conjunction with the international law firm of Dickinson Wright PLLC in 2015, DW Franklin, now Crux Strategies, has become a leading global strategy firm specializing in government relations, healthcare consulting, business and legal expertise. Crux Strategies provides clients with government relations and legal assistance, including lobbying, issue management, business development, false claims act defense, healthcare-related business mergers and acquisitions, outside general counsel and much more.

C. Timothy Gary, CEO of Crux Strategies, said: “We are delighted to announce our new brand and product offerings and believe that the industry will be pleased with our innovative and comprehensive services. We help organizations and corporations navigate and avoid crisis, influence public policy discussions and resolve disputes. Backed by a depth of lobbying, corporate and legal experience, our team provides unmatched knowledge and insights to craft solutions and solve complex issues.”

A key addition to Crux Strategies is the addition of Matt King, formerly of King Public Strategies. Matt King, Member and Senior Vice President of Crux Strategies said: “We are excited about Crux Strategies being at the strategic crossroads for organizations and business. Our proven track record of demonstrating success in lobbying, issue management and business development for companies and associations that engage in policy discussions in all arenas of government will now be offered to a more diverse client base.”

Mr. King is the former Vice President of Government Affairs at United Healthcare for Tennessee, Arkansas, Virginia and North Carolina. Before joining United Healthcare, he served as Majority Leader Ron Ramsey’s Senior Policy Advisor, and eventually, Chief of Staff for Lieutenant Governor and Speaker of the Senate, Ron Ramsey. Among his other accomplishments, Mr. King headed the Tennessee Republican Party as Executive Director, and served as Tennessee State Director of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB).

Mr. King joins Crux Strategies CEO, Tim Gary, who is a nationally recognized health care and government relations attorney and successful healthcare executive. His previous positions include Assistant Attorney General for the state of Tennessee, Vice President and General Counsel for Volunteer State Health Plan, one of the first managed Medicaid MCOs in the United States, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for a national health and wellness company, and Equity Member and Chair of the healthcare practice of a 250-member regional law firm. He holds his J.D. from Samford University and his MBA from Vanderbilt.

About Crux Strategies
Crux Strategies is a leading global strategy firm specializing in government relations, healthcare consulting, business and legal expertise, helping organizations and corporations to navigate and avoid crisis, influence public policy discussions and resolve disputes. Backed by a depth of lobbying, corporate and legal experience, the team at Crux Strategies provides unmatched knowledge and insights to craft solutions, transform operations, and solve complex issues. To learn more, please visit http://www.cruxstrategies.com.

About Dickinson Wright PLLC
Dickinson Wright PLLC is a general practice business law firm with more than 450 attorneys among more than 40 practice areas. Headquartered in Detroit and founded in 1878, the firm has 18 offices, including Nashville and Music Row, Tennessee; six in Michigan (Detroit, Troy, Ann Arbor, Lansing, Grand Rapids and Saginaw) and 10 in other domestic offices in Austin and El Paso, Texas; Columbus, Ohio; Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; Las Vegas and Reno, Nevada; Lexington, Kentucky; Phoenix, Arizona; and Washington, D.C. The firm’s Canadian office is located in Toronto. The firm has two affiliate companies, including Crux Strategies and Information Navigators.

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