Bose Public Affairs Group LLC is pleased to announce Ellen Fern has been named managing director of federal relations. Fern will succeed Craig Piercy as managing director effective immediately.

“Bose Public Affairs Group’s federal relations practice has enjoyed tremendous success in recent years, and I am excited about Ellen’s vision to continue that success,” said Andy Miller, managing principal of Bose Public Affairs Group. “Since her arrival at the firm, Ellen has proven herself to be a capable leader, and her extensive knowledge of the landscape in Washington, D.C. is an invaluable asset to the firm.”

Fern joined Bose Public Affairs Group in 2017 as part of a merger with Washington Partners, LLC, where she served as managing director, bringing with her a robust portfolio of federal relations clients focused primarily on K-12 education issues, children’s issues, juvenile justice and violence against women.

“I am thrilled to take on the challenge of leading the federal relations practice at Bose Public Affairs Group,” Fern said. “The opportunity to lead the Washington, D.C. office is an exciting one. We have a great team of professionals dedicated to a diverse range of clients in the municipal, education, research, health care, social service and transportation sectors. ”

Prior to joining Bose, Fern worked at Washington Partners, LLC, a public affairs firm specializing in education and social welfare policy, for 13 years. Fern also served as director of national and corporate partnerships at the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, where she spearheaded the inception of the National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy. She also ran the Washington, D.C. office of the national consulting firm Martin & Glantz, which specialized in grassroots organizing and communications strategies to affect public policy, and served as a field manager for VSA Arts, a national organization specializing in developing and promoting art programs for people with disabilities. Fern began her career in Washington, D.C. working on Capitol Hill for then-Representative Chuck Schumer (D-NY).

Fern holds a bachelor’s degree in history with honors from Harvard University. She lives in Washington, D.C. with her husband and three children and serves on the board of directors of the Sitar Arts Center.