WASHINGTON – Nahigian Strategies, LLC, a strategic communications and public relations firm, today announced the addition of healthcare advisor Marcus James Barlow as Vice President of Communications.

Barlow is a communications professional with more than 10 years of experience as a spokesperson, strategist, speechwriter and consultant in both the public and private sectors. Barlow’s communications experience includes U.S. House and Senate campaigns, state government and Capitol Hill. Additionally, Barlow has extensive experience in healthcare, helping states message reforms to their Medicaid waiver programs.
“Marcus’s experience as a communicator at the state, federal and municipal levels of government is especially relevant in today’s ever-changing media environment,” said Keith Nahigian, Nahigian Strategies president and founder. “Healthcare is undergoing a major transformation on all levels. Finding communicators who understand the complexity of healthcare, while maintaining the patient perspective, is vital for effective messaging. Marcus’s skillset is rare, and we are happy to have him join our team.”

Barlow began his public relations career on Capitol Hill as press secretary for Deputy Whip and House Ways and Means Member Chris Chocola from Indiana. He then returned to his home state to serve as the director of communications and media for Indiana’s Family and Social Services Administration, the state’s largest agency, under Governor Mitch Daniels. Barlow also served as press secretary for Indianapolis Mayor Gregg Ballard before joining the private sector as public relations counsel for various corporate clients, municipal agencies, and state governments. Barlow has extensive experience in healthcare, utilities, and crisis management communications and has appeared on FOX NEWS, CNN, ABC NEWS, and NPR, among others, as a contributor and spokesperson.

About Nahigian Strategies
Founded in 2000, Nahigian Strategies, LLC is an award-winning, full-service strategic communications and public relations firm, serving Fortune 100 companies, non-profit organizations and public and private sectors. N/S specializes in providing world-class communications services, crisis management, earned media programming, and traditional, social and new media strategies. To learn more, visit www.nahigianstrategies.com.

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