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The former Polish MEP & chairman of the European Conservatives & Reformists Group and former secretary of State will lead the firm’s activities in Brussels & Warsaw

European political and public affairs firm Prism Group welcomes Michael Kaminski, the former Chairman of the European Conservatives and Reformists group and member of European Parliament as Vice President. In this capacity, Michael will lead client activities at the European Union level and the broader Central European region. The addition expands Prism Group’s reach to include offices in Prague, Warsaw, Berlin, Brussels, and Washington.

“Over the past decade Poland has proven to be a stable country, ally to the west, and regional leader in energy and technology, and we are thrilled Michal has joined our firm,” Prism Group Managing Partner Barbara Fiala said. “His extensive experience in Polish politics will serve as a valuable asset to our clients, while his deep knowledge of the E.U. will help us to increase the scope of services we provide in Brussels.”

Between 2007 and 2009, Michal was the Secretary of State in the Chancellery of the President of the Republic of Poland. In 2004, Michal was nominated to be a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) in Brussels and was the first elected Polish MEP to speak during the plenary session, and the first Pole to become leader of a political group. As a MEP he was a member of the Committees on Development and Petitions, while on the Delegations for relations with Mercosur countries, and the Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly. Michał is the recipient of several awards and medals including the Cross of Merit of the Lithuania, Portugal, Hungary, and Ukraine.

“I’ve know of Prism Group for some time and appreciate their understanding of the connectivity between politics, business, and policy,” Prism Group Vice President Michał Kamiński said. “I know first hand the importance of communicating with elected and appointed officials in parallel with outreach to the community and interest groups. In both Brussels and throughout the CEE region I look forward to providing the strategic council clients need to succeed in this policy and regulation heavy environment.”

Recently Prism Group launched Prism Tech with the aim to assist enterprises in the technology sector navigate the various issues and competing interests in the European technology and policy environment. The firm also announced a strategic partnership with Curzon PR, a London-based public relations agency focusing on growth markets, and an Advisory Council that includes Jan Fischer, former Czech Republic Prime Minister; R. Becki Donatelli, founder of Campaign Solutions; and John Green, CEO and co-founder Washington, D.C. based of Crossroads Strategies.

“Over the last six months we have expanded strategically to growth markets and aligned ourselves with leaders in the industry in Europe and in the U.S,”according toPrism Group Managing Partner Garrett Marquis. “Along with continuing to advise political parties and leaders in Europe, we are focused on our corporate practice of supporting international and regional corporations with advocacy, grassroots, coalition building, and stakeholder engagement.”