Bose Public Affairs Group LLC is pleased to announce Douglas Brown has been named managing principal for the governmental affairs and strategic communications firm. Brown joined the firm as senior vice president in 2010. He will be succeeding Daniel Seitz as managing principal effective January 1, 2012, as Seitz scales back his work with the firm he helped establish.
“Under the superb leadership of Dan Seitz, Bose Public Affairs Group has become the top public affairs firm in the state,” said Jeffrey Gaither, managing partner of Bose McKinney & Evans LLP. “We thank Dan for his dedication and tenacity to the firm, and we are pleased to see Doug take on this new challenge.”
Seitz joined Bose McKinney & Evans as a partner in January 1, 1988, creating a Public Affairs Law Group, though his ultimate goal of an ancillary public affairs group would not become a reality until 2000. Bose Public Affairs Group now includes governmental affairs, strategic communications, and federal relations.
Creating an incomparable team, Seitz can now pass the baton to Douglas Brown to take the team to the next level.
“Doug’s experience and skills have proven to be an invaluable resource for Bose Public Affairs Group,” said Daniel Seitz, retiring managing principal. “The firm will benefit greatly from his leadership and management style.”
Prior to joining Bose Public Affairs Group, Brown chaired the governmental affairs group at an Indianapolis law firm and was a vice president and principal of a public affairs firm.
Brown is also a partner with Bose McKinney & Evans and an active member of the firm’s Governmental Services Group and Business Services Group. Recently named one of Indianapolis’ leading and most influential lawyers by the Indianapolis Business Journal, Brown has been named one of Indiana’s “Super Lawyers®” by Law & Politics every year since the designation’s inception. Indiana’s late Gov. Frank O’Bannon also named him a Sagamore of the Wabash, the highest state governmental honor bestowed upon a civilian.
Brown has been a longtime member and officer of the Capital Improvement Board of Managers of Marion County, comprised of nine community leaders responsible for the ownership, financing and operation of the City of Indianapolis’ sports, convention and public assembly venues, including the Indiana Convention Center, Lucas Oil Stadium, Conseco Fieldhouse and Victory Field. He also served as the CIB’s designee on the Board of Directors of the Indiana Sports Corporation, a not-for-profit enterprise responsible for promoting sporting events in Central Indiana ranging from U.S. Olympic Trials, Big Ten and NCAA tournaments and the 2012 Super Bowl.
Brown earned his doctor of jurisprudence degree from the Indiana University School of Law –Indianapolis, and completed his undergraduate degree at Vanderbilt University.