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August 2017

TRIAD STRATEGIES ANNOUNCES DOUG ROHANNA JOINS FIRM AS VICE PRESIDENT, PUBLIC AFFAIRS

HARRISBURG, Pa.— Triad Strategies is proud to announce that Doug Rohanna has joined the firm as the Vice President of Public Affairs. Rohanna will direct an integrated team of public relations, strategic communications and crisis planning and management professionals to address client needs from ranging from media services to government relations and business development.  Doug_Web

In his more than 20 years of public policy experience serving in a wide variety of roles in the Legislative and Executive branches of government, as well as the private sector, Doug has established and maintained an impeccable reputation which has earned the respect of Leaders from both political parties. Doug has achieved his success in cultivating such relationships while serving as Director of Communications for Governor Edward G. Rendell, as Deputy State Treasurer, as Chief of Staff to the Pennsylvania House Minority Leader, and as Vice President of Government Relations for a Harrisburg public affairs firm.    

He has successfully managed public affairs campaigns and advocated for clients, both corporate and non-profits, at the local, state, and federal levels. And has demonstrated an ability to build expertise in new areas, develop and maintain relationships with individuals and groups, and build consensus among those with diverse interests.

“We at Triad Strategies are fortunate to have Doug join our team. He brings a rare skill set that will provide the glue for our strategic communications clients as well as the ability to integrate public affairs with solid government relations,” said Roy Wells, President and Managing Partner. “He is an asset for team Triad, and will be a key asset to our existing and new clients, as well.”

“Having worked with several members of the Triad Strategies team in the past, the decision to join the firm was an easy one. The core mission combined with the culture of the firm is one I’m proud to represent, and I look forward to bringing all of my skills to the table for the team, clients, and friends of the firm,” said Rohanna.

Rohanna is a graduate of Waynesburg University, having earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.

Triad Strategies, LLC is a bipartisan lobbying, public affairs, strategic communications, grassroots advocacy, issue management consulting firm located in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, with offices in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.

Media Contact:  Kirstin Snow  ksnow@triadstrategies.com 215.510.9336

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Friday Happy Hour: Spam Edition

Millions of Americans (along with a half-dozen Triad staffers) looked to the skies Monday (although hopefully not directly) as the sun partially disappeared for a few minutes.  Spam This “once-in-a-lifetime” event will happen again in 2024, and it looks like Erie will be the place to be!

As the nation’s ability to spend money bumps up against the debt ceiling, President Trump is taking a new approach to getting Congress to act: poking the Speaker of the House and Senate Majority Leader right in their respective eyes.  Honey didn’t always work for Obama, let’s see if the vinegar approach works better.

Oh, and it looks like our nation’s troops are not leaving Afghanistan anytime soon.  As the President announced a new troop buildup, our own U.S. Senators reacted with caution.  Seems like yesterday George W. Bush sent the first round of post-9/11 troops there.  It was, however, 16 years ago, which is hard to fathom.  

Word on the street is that Pennsylvania GOP super-operative and all-around good guy David Urban may be in line to become the next U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia.  Urban is widely credited for helping Trump carry Pennsylvania in 2016, and this job would be quite the plum.  We say go for it, Mr. President.

And with a new poll released this week showing that 63% of Pennsylvania voters are less than thrilled with Trump’s performance thus far, any little victory he can get will make a difference.

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Friday Happy Hour: Werewolf Edition

Barcelona this week joined the growing fraternity of cities that has seen its citizens senselessly and brutally attacked by terrorists.  We send our thoughts and prayers to that city and Moon Werewolf fervently hope justice will prevail.  Un abrazo. 

This the part of the weekly wrap-up where we typically take a whimsical run through the current state of national politics.  Heck, we might even make you laugh from time to time.  So, it is with sadness that we must report that there was nothing – NOTHING – funny about national politics this week.  Moving right along…

We will note, however, that Pennsylvania ranks 5th in the nation in the number of “hate groups” according to a new report.  Get your crap together, Pennsylvania.  If there was ever a time we’d like to be ranked 50th in something, this would be that time.

The State Treasurer this week again warned Pennsylvania lawmakers that he isn’t about to give out another loan until the state makes good on a revenue package that is now 48 days late.  Money doesn’t grow on trees, young man!  And clean up your room!

Supporters of the legalization of video gaming terminals in bars and restaurants have obviously decided the best way to move elected officials to their position is to run negative radio ads in their hometowns.   This is a really, um, interesting strategy.  Try not to blow your toes off with that shotgun. 

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Friday Happy Hour: Dead Gecko Edition

Sure, the revenue plan in Harrisburg is two months late.  Yes, Congress is paralyzed by dysfunction and the President is Tweeting non-stop.  But take heart, friends: football is backGecko

In this week’s version of “My dad can beat up your dad!” we give you the ongoing escalation in tensions between the U.S. and North Korea, with Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump playing the roles of schoolyard combatants. The thing we found most odd about the entire ordeal is that everything jumped up a notch only when we discovered that North Korean missiles COULD, MAYBE, POSSIBLY hit the mainland United States.  I guess up to this point, Hawaii and Guam were kinda on their own? 

Early this week, Senate Majority leader and quintessential southern gentleman Mitch McConnell mused that perhaps the problem Congress faces is that the President has, in his words, “excessive expectations.”  We are gonna give you a few minutes to guess how President Trump responded to that theory.  Go ahead, we will wait.

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Friday Happy Hour: Dead Gecko Edition

Sure, the revenue plan in Harrisburg is two months late.  Yes, Congress is paralyzed by dysfunction and the President is Tweeting non-stop.  But take heart, friends: football is backGecko

In this week’s version of “My dad can beat up your dad!” we give you the ongoing escalation in tensions between the U.S. and North Korea, with Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump playing the roles of schoolyard combatants. The thing we found most odd about the entire ordeal is that everything jumped up a notch only when we discovered that North Korean missiles COULD, MAYBE, POSSIBLY hit the mainland United States.  I guess up to this point, Hawaii and Guam were kinda on their own? 

Early this week, Senate Majority leader and quintessential southern gentleman Mitch McConnell mused that perhaps the problem Congress faces is that the President has, in his words, “excessive expectations.”  We are gonna give you a few minutes to guess how President Trump responded to that theory.  Go ahead, we will wait.

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Friday Happy Hour: Dead Zone Edition

It was yet another dizzying week in the nation’s capital, but before we jump into that quagmire we point you to the newest jobs report released this morning showing the economy Gulf of mexico added 209,000 jobs in July.  The report comes a day after the Dow once again surpassed its historic high-water mark.  We are starting to think the economy is just totally ignoring Washington dysfunction, which is good for all of us.  

Congress left town this week (some might say not a moment too soon) for its summer break after passing a litany of bills designed to Make America Great Again.  Here is our Top Five list of Congressional accomplishments:

  1. Confirmed Neal Gorsuch to a spot on the Supreme Court
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  5. Left town for the summer

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