CGCN Group Names New Partner, Adds Two to Strategic Communications Practice

WASHINGTON, May 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — CGCN Group, an integrated advocacy and public-affairs firm, on Monday announced the addition of Mike Freeman as partner. The firm also announced the additions of Greg Blair and Juan Mejia to the Strategic Communications practice.

Mike Freeman comes to CGCN from the House Committee on Natural Resources, where he served as Counsel for the past two and a half years, advising members of the Committee on energy and mining issues. Previously, he served as the Energy and Natural Resources Counsel to Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT). Prior to his work on Capitol Hill, Freeman served as Attorney-Advisor at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) where he provided legal counsel concerning the regulation of oil, natural gas and electricity. He earned a B.A. in English Literature, Philosophy from Christendom College and a J.D. from Washington and Lee University School of Law. He is a member of the Virginia Bar Association.

“As we continue to grow and diversify, we are pleased to bring more talented people into the firm,” said Steve Clark, founder of CGCN Group. “Mike brings a rare combination of legal and legislative experience that spans across the House, Senate, and regulatory space making him a standout amongst his peers. He’s a triple threat.”

CGCN Group also announced the addition of two more staff to its Strategic Communications division that launched in 2016. The group added Greg Blair as Senior Director, and Juan Mejia as Associate.

“The addition of Greg and Juan further strengthens our rapidly expanding strategic communications division,” added Clark. “Greg’s extensive communications background working on behalf of national political organizations and some of the country’s most high-profile elected officials brings a valuable perspective that will be an asset to our clients.”

Greg Blair most recently he served as Deputy Communications Director for the National Republican Senatorial Committee. Prior to that, he was a spokesman for Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s re-election campaign, Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina, New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez, and the National Republican Congressional Committee. He was also an aide to then-Rep. Tom Price and the Republican Study Committee. Blair earned a B.A. in Government from Claremont McKenna College and an M.A. in American Government from Georgetown University.

Prior to CGCN, Juan Mejia served as Associate for Business Development for Politico Pro. He has also served as a legislative intern for Congressman Ken Calvert (R-CA). He received a Bachelors in Business Administration with a Major in Economics and Minor in Business Law from Lamar University in Texas. He is fluent in Spanish.


CGCN Group is an integrated advocacy and strategic communications firm that specializes in helping corporations, non-profits and industry groups navigate complex legislative and regulatory issues. The firm provides outreach to key policymakers, gathers strategic intelligence and offers a full suite of tools for media and grassroots communication. CGCN represents more than 70 clients from a wide range of industries, including non-profits, Fortune 500 companies and prominent trade associations.

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