Five New Hires Expand the Firm’s Public Affairs and Public Opinion Research Practices

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Omari Hardy

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Paige Rusher

Senior Director

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Samuel Smith

Manager

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Eunice Yau

Director – Research

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09.27.22

Seven Letter, a full-service strategic communications firm with offices in Washington and Boston, today announced the addition of Paige Rusher, Omari Hardy, Imani Hudson, Sam Smith and Eunice Yau to its growing team. These additions are to the firm’s Washington and Seven Letter Insight teams.

“One of the most rewarding aspects of being part of Seven Letter is the opportunity to work with some of the brightest, most passionate, and highly talented professionals in our business,” said Seven Letter founding partner David Di Martino. “We’ve seen tremendous growth this year in Washington and in Boston and today we announce 5 new team members, each a talented leader and skilled communicator, joining our public affairs and opinion research practices and enhancing the high-quality client service that has become a Seven Letter trademark. We’re thrilled to welcome all of them.” 

Paige Rusher joins the firm as a director. Previously Press Secretary for Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) and the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), Rusher defined key communication strategies for significant policy proposals, nomination hearings, and press conferences, including developing a long-term messaging strategy for the Senate’s COVID-19 pandemic oversight and response and the 2022 reauthorization of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) user fee agreements.

Also joining the firm as a director is Omari Hardy. Hardy formerly held elected office in Florida, having served in the Florida House of Representatives and, before that, as a City Commissioner in Lake Worth Beach, where he was just the second African American in the city’s history to have served on the City Commission. Prior to serving in elected office, Omari was a public school educator.

Coming on as a manager is Eunice Yau, who joins the firm’s expanding messaging and opinion research practice, Seven Letter Insight. Yau came to the firm from MEF Associates, where she specialized in research and evaluation to inform social services programs delivered by government agencies and other community-based organizations.

Sam Smith, who recently completed a fellowship with Seven Letter, and Imani Hudson, who recently completed a fellowship with Public Policy Holding Company, Inc. (PPHC), join as content specialists. 

Rusher, Hardy, Hudson, Smith and Yau will all work in Seven Letter’s Washington office.