Washington, DC – S-3 Group today announced that Howard Opinsky, a seasoned corporate, reputational, and political strategist will join the firm as Managing Director and leader of the firm’s rapidly growing public affairs business.
S-3 takes a holistic approach to public affairs, bringing together the best bi-partisan policy, media, political, and digital minds to stay ahead of the curve and deliver measurable wins for its clients. Opinsky’s addition will strengthen the firm’s offering and expand its work deeper into the rapidly evolving strategic communication opportunities. He will be expanding the operation and hiring additional team members to meet increasing client demand.
“We’re excited to welcome Howard to our team,” said firm partner Rob Collins. “He’s a stand-up guy with a great reputation guiding C-Suite executives through complicated communications challenges, and I know his insights will be a great add for our clients. Howard’s extensive background with large scale, corporate clients will bring a unique perspective to our boutique shop. He is well-suited to guide and grow our public affairs business and will bring immediate value to our clients.”
Opinsky is a veteran communication strategist who has spent his career at the intersection of reputation, regulation, and public opinion. Throughout his career he has worked on many types of political and policy campaigns, corporate and personal reputation matters, and special situations including activist campaigns, regulatory investigations, corporate litigation, and cyber breaches.
Opinsky has decades of experience as a senior consultant and agency leader at Hill+Knowlton Strategies and Powell Tate, where he worked with clients to create, build and defend their reputations and public policy priorities. Opinsky was previously a Managing Director of Corporate Communications at JPMorgan Chase and President of Five Blocks, a digital reputation management firm.
Opinsky spent over a decade in politics, serving as a presidential campaign aid and strategic advisor to the late U.S. Senator John McCain, and he continues to advise The McCain Institute for International Leadership.
About S-3 Group
S-3 Group brings together the best in government and public relations to develop and execute comprehensive and cohesive strategies for our clients. Recognizing the changing landscape and playbook in DC, the firm is anchored by the best policy, media, and political minds. Working as an integrated team, we stay ahead of the game in a quickly moving environment, delivering the best insights, strategies, and ultimately wins for our clients.