PDG expands to Southern California

Phoenix-based Policy Development Group (PDG), a leading bi-partisan public affairs and crisis communications firm, is expanding its services across the desert to Southern California. Since 1991, PDG has specialized in lobbying and advocacy, public outreach, communications and procurement, providing clients in Arizona, Washington, D.C., California and Nevada with innovative strategies and cutting edge solutions.

Longtime California political strategist Paul Worlie will lead PDG’s San Diego office. Worlie has extensive experience working in national and local politics, renewable energy, transportation, procurement and environmental issues.

“I’m excited to bring a new vantage point to an already-successful company,” Worlie said. “PDG has a history of getting results for clients and bringing progress to Arizona communities. Now, we can do the same for California.”

Prior to joining PDG, Worlie was an executive with Liquid Environmental Solutions, a national environmental services company based in San Diego. He also served as President of The Worlie Group, a Government Affairs and Political Consulting firm representing corporate, non-profit and political campaigns. Worlie has worked for U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and served as Deputy Executive Director of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) in Washington, D.C.

“Some of our clients already do business in California and we see a great opportunity for expansion in this market. San Diego is a natural fit with a diverse business community,” said PDG’s co-founder Ron Ober. “Paul’s experience will allow both PDG and our clients to transition to a regional perspective when it’s needed.”

About Policy Development Group, Inc.
Since its beginning in 1991, Policy Development Group, Inc. has established itself as a leader in providing thoughtful and cutting edge solutions to complex problems. PDG provides public and private sector clients the very best creative and inventive thinking when developing public affairs and public relations strategies to address their challenges.

In October of 2000, PDG founded Critical Public Relations (CPR) as a full service strategic public relations firm. CPR provides media relations and crisis communications counsel, creates and produces media events, develops and wages grassroots community-based campaigns, and creates online public relations and video opportunities for clients.

Some of PDG’s current clients include Motorola, Toyota, Resolution Copper, American Lung Association and Bombardier.