Monday, March 16, 2009

VoteComm Acquires International Political Consulting Firm Nordlinger Associates, Inc.

Voter Communications, Inc. (VoteComm) and Nordlinger Associates jointly announced today that both companies have signed a letter of intent, making Nordlinger Associates the first political consulting firm to become a subsidiary of VoteComm. The purchase price is a combination of cash, notes and VoteComm stock.

Nordlinger Associates President Gary Nordlinger, who founded the firm in 1976, was named Chairman of VoteComm's Advisory Board. He succeeds Nancy Todd Tyner, who has just finished her two year term as Chairman. He will also join the senior management of Chicago-based VoteComm as its Chief Media Officer upon the closing of the transaction.

Nordlinger has appeared on broadcast media outlets worldwide for decades, including ABC, CNN, C-SPAN, FOX, NBC, NPR, the Australian, British and Canadian Broadcasting Corporations as well as been extensively quoted by the Associated Press and major newspapers globally. He has a Masters in political science from Georgetown University and law degree from George Washington University.

Newly installed Chairman Nordlinger stated: "From the first instant I heard of VoteComm's plan to find the best of the industry in political and public affairs consulting, I knew I wanted to be part of this unique new organization and be the voice of VoteComm here in the nation's capital."

VoteComm CEO Stephen Denari welcomed Nordlinger in his new roles at the company noting: "Gary's career spans political, public affairs and most recently international consulting in some 28 countries. This, in combination with his extensive media experience, makes him the perfect fit to join our seasoned senior management team already in place."

During the team's previous tenure of some three years at Navigant Consulting, Inc., VoteComm founder Denari and its senior executive team succeeded in acquiring some two dozen management consulting firms, thrusting Navigant into the ranks of Kennedy Information's GLOBAL 50(TM) Consulting Firms, as well as receiving the award for the fastest growing firm among that group.

Denari asserted that VoteComm will use this same successful financial model to "confederate" the political and public affairs consulting sector, this time teaming with its nationally known private equity funding partner. Both Denari and Nordlinger confirmed they are currently in discussions or letter of intent status with over a dozen additional leading firms in the industry.

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