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July 8, 2015

Aileen Kim joining Civitas Public Affairs Group

CHICAGO – Civitas Public Affairs Group announced today that Aileen Kim is joining the firm as an associate in the Chicago office. An experienced operative in Illinois politics, Aileen has worked extensively with the Illinois legislature and was a producer for ABC News in Chicago where she covered politics, national economic issues, and breaking news.

Aileen most recently served as district director for Illinois State Representative John D’Amico. In this role, Aileen was responsible for providing quality constituent services to a district of over 100,000 residents and furthering the Representative’s legislative agenda. Aileen also served as campaign treasurer, where she managed the campaign’s budget and oversaw fundraising. In addiiton, she served as a policy research consultant for the American Academy of Pediatrics.

“Aileen has worked on a broad range of issues and has impressive experience with constituency outreach, media, government agencies, legislators, advocates, and campaigns,” said Dave Horwich, principal and manager of Civitas Public Affairs Group’s Chicago office. “Those experiences and skills will be tremendous assets for our clients.”

“I have seen first-hand the positive impact smart public policy can have on everyday lives. I am excited to join the team at Civitas and help our clients tackle big issues that have the potential to impact countless lives in Illinois and across the country,” Aileen said.

“Aileen’s hands-on experience working with elected officials, combined with her media background, will be a great addition to our Chicago office,” said Patrick Guerriero, founding partner of Civitas Public Affairs Group. “We are thrilled to have her join the Civitas team.”

Aileen earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication and East Asian studies from New York University, and her master’s degree in public policy and administration from Northwestern University. She is fluent in Korean and is an avid surfer.

Civitas Public Affairs Group is a national public affairs firm with offices in Boston, Chicago, New York, and Washington, DC. Civitas delivers winning advocacy and public affairs campaigns for its clients and the people they serve. The firm enlists experts, leverages relationships, and builds coalitions to address some of the most pressing political and societal challenges of our day. This includes building bipartisan support for environmental protection, reducing the influence of money in politics, supporting LGBT equality, protecting consumer rights, increasing civic engagement among young Americans, and ensuring that families affected by autism have access to quality, affordable healthcare.