A Unique Communications & Public Affairs Firm

Sugerman Communications Group is a communications and public affairs firm built on best practices learned in politics, public relations and news media. We work with clients to achieve their specific objectives, such as securing a government approval, driving business growth, enhancing a brand image or demonstrating leadership in the public policy arena. With an approach that is part newsroom, part campaign war room and part corporate communications office, we create and activate strategic communications programs to achieve these objectives for a wide range of clients— locally and nationally. At every step, we adhere to the high standards established when we opened our doors in 2002: providing unparalleled client service, delivering outstanding results and exceeding all expectations.

 

 

Steve Sugerman

For more than two decades, Steve has managed high-profile communications issues at the local and national levels. Prior to founding SCG in 2002, Steve served as Deputy Mayor to former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan and was a senior executive at two of the world’s largest public relations firms. As president of SCG, Steve takes a hands-on role in helping clients navigate the intersection of business, media and government. He is also involved in several civic ventures. He serves on the boards of Wilshire Boulevard Temple and JVS-LA, and formerly co-chaired the advisory board of the Pediatric Surgical Services Group at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Steve holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Michigan, and completed the Coro Foundation Public Affairs Fellows Program.

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Randy James

With more than 10 years of experience in print, broadcast and online journalism, Randy brings a unique perspective on media relations to the SCG team. Most recently he reported for Time magazine and played a key role in Time.com’s coverage of the 2008 presidential race. Earlier, he reported for a Connecticut newspaper and served as a writer/producer at WCBS news radio in New York. Randy holds an M.S.J. from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and a B.A. in Government from Georgetown University.

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Molly Hogin

Molly joined SCG after returning home to L.A. from Washington, DC. She brings a unique perspective from her experience in both politics and journalism. Most recently, she worked in the press office of United States Senator Mark Warner’s re-election campaign in Virginia and has spent time at the Huffington Post bureaus in both Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. At SCG, she coordinates communications campaigns for several of the firm’s real estate clients and land use entitlement efforts. She holds a B.A. in Political Communication from The George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs.

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Jason Greenwald

Jason was SCG’s first hire. During his time with the firm, he has served as a strategist, media spokesman and award-winning writer. Prior to joining the firm, he served in the administration of Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan; provided counsel to members of the Los Angeles school board; and worked on KCRW’s award-winning talk show, “Which Way, L.A.?”. Jason graduated from Duke University with a B.A. in English, and edited Duke’s daily student newspaper, The Chronicle.

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Malina Brown

Malina is a seasoned communications strategist with a rich background in public relations, advertising, journalism, social media/digital strategy, and event marketing. She is a former journalist and writer skilled at establishing an organization’s voice, producing engaging content and communicating across a range of media platforms. Prior to joining SCG, Malina led all marketing and communications efforts to the non-profit City Year Los Angeles. Previously, she held senior roles at L.A.-based public relations and advertising agencies overseeing an award-winning early education campaign for First 5 California, among other accounts. Malina began her career as a reporter in Washington, DC, and was awarded the Congressional Fellowship for Journalism from the American Political Science Association. She earned a B.A. in Comparative Literature from Brown University. 

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Katie Sinclair 

Katie’s background in technology and science writing give her an edge in breaking down complex issues for a wide audience. She has experience running social media and communications campaigns for nonprofits, including the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center and Climate Resolve. An LA-area native, Katie is excited to return home after working as a project manager at Epic, a top healthcare-software company based in Wisconsin. She graduated with a B.A. in Biology and English from Dartmouth College, where she was a Senior Columnist for The Dartmouth, America’s oldest college newspaper

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