The Fearey Group Adds Veteran PR Strategist Laura Ray

Laura Ray joins the company as vice president

Seattle – Sept.12, 2012 – The Fearey Group, one of the leading independent public relations and public affairs firms in the Pacific Northwest, today announced it has hired Laura Ray as vice president. The Fearey Group specializes in managing communications programs and developing public relations campaigns for many of the region’s most well-respected organizations and businesses. Ray brings with her more than a decade of experience in the real estate and consumer sectors.

“Laura’s extensive experience and background make her a perfect fit for The Fearey Group and its plans for the future,” said Aaron Blank, president of the company. “Her depth of experience and her knowledge of the digital media landscape position her well within our firm.”

Prior to joining The Fearey Group, Ray served as interim public relations director for retail design specialists Callison and senior public relations manager for leading global architecture firm NBBJ where she worked with healthcare, biotech, science, higher education, corporate and commercial clients from around the world.  She also served as communications lead for the Yesler Terrace Redevelopment at the Seattle Housing Authority during the project’s environmental review process. While at NBBJ, Ray developed her passion for and focus on sustainable design with leading “green” projects such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Alley24 and the Seattle Center Garage.

“I am thrilled to be working with such a talented, passionate and fun group of people,” Ray said. “I’m honored to join a team with such a long history and superb client roster.”

In addition to her real estate expertise, Ray has worked with many of the area’s leading brands -- including Microsoft, Starbucks, REI, Brooks Running, Adidas and Paul Allen’s Experience Music Project – during her tenure at Edelman.

About The Fearey Group
The Fearey Group is one of the leading independent public relations and public affairs firms in the Pacific Northwest. For more than 30 years, the full-service agency has provided communications services for some of the region’s leading public, private and non-profit organizations and has strong practices in the areas of healthcare, biotechnology, real estate and land use, finance, transportation, nonprofit, consumer marketing and crisis communications. The firm is also a founding member of the Public Relations Global Network, an international organization of leading independent, owner-operated public relations agencies. PRGN has extraordinary global reach and includes more than 40 member agencies hailing from the United States, Central and South America, Europe, Canada, the Pacific Rim, South Asia and the Caribbean.