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PR Week Names Thomas Collamore One of America's Top 25 Communications Power Players

Wednesday, June 30, 2010 - 8:00pm

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today congratulated its Senior Vice President of Communications and Strategy and Counselor to the President, Thomas J. Collamore, for being named to PR Week Magazine’s PR Power List 2010 (subscription) as one of the nation’s top 25 communications power players.

“Tom has effectively navigated the U.S. Chamber through some of the largest communications challenges this institution has ever seen,” said Thomas J. Donohue, president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber. “He put together the best communications team in the business, successfully launched the Campaign for Free Enterprise, has ardently protected the Chamber’s brand in the face of anti-business attacks, and all the while focused the many facets of the Chamber on one core message: creating jobs.”

Collamore is responsible for overseeing all Chamber communications, including media outreach, Web strategy, paid media, advertising, editorial publications, and branding. In addition, he advises senior management on long-term strategy and political engagement.

The PR Power List 2010 is a ranking of the top 25 leaders in the public relations industry, chosen using different criteria and is heavily dependent on current events and business trends.

Before joining the Chamber in October 2007, Collamore spent 14 years with Altria Group, Inc., as vice president of Corporate Public Affairs. There he was responsible for the strategy, direction, and management of the company’s public policy, public affairs, charitable and political giving programs, and outreach to important external stakeholders. Before this, Collamore served as chief of staff and assistant secretary of Commerce in the George H.W. Bush Administration and as a member of Vice President Bush’s senior staff during the Reagan Administration.

For Collamore’s full bio, please click here: http://www.uschamber.com/about/management/collamore.htm

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations.

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