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WASHINGTON--Chicago native Kathleen Strand is back in the city, after working for Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign and a string of other political jobs. Strand is joining the Chicago office of the Dover Group as a Senior Vice President of Strategic Communications.

below, release from Dover...

Dover Group Hires Kathleen Strand as Senior Vice President of Strategic Communications

Former Communications Director for Hillary Clinton, Presidential Campaign Veteran Joins Full-Service Firm

The Dover Group ( announced today that Kathleen Strand, former Senior Communications Advisor to presidential candidate and United States Senator Hillary Clinton, will join the firm as Senior Vice President of Strategic Communications working out of the Dover Group's Chicago office.

"We are thrilled to have Kathleen on board," said Dover Group partner Mark Nevins. "While working with her in Pennsylvania during the presidential primaries, it became obvious to me that she is one of the most talented communications professionals in the industry. She'll make an excellent addition to the team."

Having served on presidential campaigns for former Minority Leader Richard A. Gephardt in 2003, Senator John Kerry in 2004 and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in 2007 and 2008, Strand brings with her strategic communications experience in 12 states, including key early and battleground states IA, NH, PA, OH, and IN, as well as IL and SD.

During Hillary Clinton's 2008 presidential campaign, Strand oversaw the communications operation in New Hampshire, which led to one of the most stunning comebacks in modern political history. She also oversaw Hillary Clinton's communications during the Democratic National Convention in 2008.

The Dover Group has offices in Kansas City, Chicago, Boston and Philadelphia. It's four principal partners, Kelly Dietrich, Chris Esposito, Larry Jacob, and Mark Nevins, bring over 40-years combined of strategic communications, fundraising, and campaign management experience. In the 2008 election cycle, the Dover Group provided services to Presidential, Senatorial and Congressional candidates across the country.

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