Bose Public Affairs Group is pleased to announce that Washington Partners will join its D.C.-based government relations and public policy operations effective January 1, 2018.
Washington Partners is a nationally recognized education policy and advocacy firm with more than 30 high-profile federal clients. Bose Public Affairs Group’s education sector practice team in D.C. will be known as Bose Washington Partners.

“This merger will dramatically expand our ability to achieve success for our clients,” said Craig Piercy, managing director of federal relations at Bose Public Affairs Group. “The Washington Partners team is a perfect complement to our D.C. office, and together we will be even stronger in the critical and expanding education sector.”

To accommodate the new growth, Bose Public Affairs Group moved its D.C. office to a more centralized location at 777 6th Street NW, Suite 510. Three new principals and three professionals were added to the firm’s federal relations practice.

Della Cronin brings over 20 years of education, legislative, regulatory, fundraising and public affairs experience to the new venture and leads the firm’s science, technology, engineering and math education and research practice.

Ellen Fern also joins the firm as principal with broad experience in legislation, appropriations, coalitions, public education campaigns and grassroots advocacy. Fern’s areas of expertise centers on K-12 education issues, but also includes juvenile justice, violence against women, foster care, judicial training and teen pregnancy prevention.

Harrison Wadsworth brings more than 30 years of public affairs experience in higher education, finance, communications and trade association management. He is an expert in the federal student financial assistance programs, working with domestic and international colleges and universities as well as with financial institutions.

Also joining Bose Public Affairs Group is Austin Hall as a public policy specialist.