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Members of the Patriot Strategies team have years of previous involvement in public relations and public affairs involving the corporate, political, media, and philanthropic sectors. A glance through our executive biographies will reveal a team of highly experienced individuals from diverse political and professional backgrounds.

  Our collective background includes:
  Successful state and federal campaign managers
  Television network communications department head
  News program director of operations
  Health care PR specialist
  Clean energy PR specialist
  Crisis communications specialist
  Gubernatorial spokesperson
  Issues campaign veteran

Few industries are more competitive than communications and marketing. Patriot Strategies brings a unique combination of talent and tenacity into the arena. We understand that guarantees come only with persistence and hard work.

Our size and experience enable us to combine personal attention with access to our vast network of skills and resources. Any member of our staff is available to work for a client at any time as the need arises. We tailor the correct team with the proper balance of skills and experience for each client, no matter what the requirement.

Patriot Strategies Public Relations is comprised of some of the most capable communications professionals in the field. We built our reputation on uncompromising principles, our commitment to our clients, and our dedication to the highest standards. We stand by that record of achievement.
  our leadership  

George Seymore, President & CEO


George H. Seymore, a nationally and internationally recognized Democratic political strategist & corporate public relations executive has built Patriot Strategies into one of the country's fastest growing public relations consulting firms.

George Seymore has nearly 15 years communications experience in both agency and client side environments where he has successfully created and managed public relations, media relations and marketing communications campaigns for a wide range of clients from start-ups to Fortune 500 firms. His areas of specialization include marketing and branding with an emphasis on business-to-business, consumer marketing, technology and clean energy.

Seymore has developed and managed successful national media relations and public affairs campaigns for clients in energy, health care, telecommunications, transportation, finance, aviation and education, among others. He has advised clients facing intense public relations challenges in aviation, labor/management relations and finance. Seymore has also led several coalitions through successful campaigns involving a combination of legislative and regulatory outreach, earned and paid media and grassroots efforts.

Seymore has secured favorable client coverage in an array of media outlets, including ABC News, AP, BBC, Bloomberg News, Business 2.0, BusinessWeek, CNBC, CNN, Dow Jones, Financial Times, Forbes, Fortune, Fox News Channel, Investor's Business Daily, Money, NPR, Popular Science, Reuters, The Boston Globe, The Economist, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today and many others.      

Prior to starting Patriot Strategies, Seymore previously worked for a leading Washington, D.C. PR agency where he successfully managed a portfolio of Fortune 500 clients that spanned the energy, health care, telecommunications, education, Technology and consumer products industries.

Seymore was Senior Policy Advisor & Legislative Director to United States Representative Jesse L. Jackson, Jr. (D-IL). He managed a range of public policy issues for the Congressman, from foreign trade and homeland security to clean energy and government ethics. Seymore has extensive political campaign experience at all levels of government. Throughout his career, Seymore has consulted over 100 campaigns on fundraising, campaign operations, and voter turnout. He also has managed and served as senior staff on legislative, congressional, gubernatorial and presidential campaigns.     

Seymore obtained his B.S. in Government & Politics from the University of Maryland at College Park. Seymore is active in the American Association of Political Consultants, Public Relations Society of America, the Greater Washington Board of Trade, the Prince George's County Chamber of Commerce and the Washington Government Relations Group. He and his family are proud members of the First Baptist Church of Glenarden, Maryland.



Frank Watkins, Sr. Vice President of Communications, Partner


Frank Watkins is a communications expert with extensive experience in corporate, financial, policy and political messaging. As a veteran of Presidential Campaigns and Capitol Hill, Frank Watkins has handled some of the most complex and high profile communications challenges.

Frank Watkins is the former campaign manager and press secretary/communications director for Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr.  In addition, he worked with Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr. for over 27 years.  Mr. Watkins attended Anderson School of Divinity where he was active in the civil rights movement.  Mr. Watkins was press secretary and communications director with Operation Push and served as Rev. Jackson's press secretary during the 1984 presidential campaign and national political director during the 1988 presidential campaign for Rev. Jackson.

As Sr. Vice President & Partner of Patriot Strategies, Frank Watkins is responsible for the strategic development, supervision and evaluation of multi-faceted public relations and political campaigns designed to meet his clients' particular objectives.



Kevan Abrahams, Vice President & Managing Director, New York.

Kevan Abrahams, Vice President and Managing Director, New York - Abrahams manages the day-to-day operations of the firm's New York office. He plays an integral role with several of the agency's consumer, public opinion research, polling, industrial and professional services clients, specifically in the areas of strategic planning, brand positioning, program design and issues management. His diverse, 15-year background of agency, corporate, financial and legislative experience brings clients a fresh perspective on their business with an eye toward fully integrated marketing and communications programs with results that resonate in the boardroom.

Abrahams (D-Hempstead) is also a part-time County Legislator in Nassau County, NY. Abrahams is serving his fourth term as a Nassau County Legislator in the 1st Legislative District. He was elected as the youngest legislator ever elected to the Nassau County Legislature at age 27.

Legislator Abrahams' priorities for his district, which is comprised of parts of Baldwin, Freeport, Hempstead, South Hempstead, Roosevelt, and Uniondale, include forming an economic community task force to address the need for business growth in many of the economically challenged areas and addressing the growing problem of gangs. Since taking office in 2002, Legislator Abrahams has been a strong advocate for the Counties poor, middle class, and working families. Abrahams has also put a priority on lowering property taxes, enhancing the quality of life for residents of his district, and creating jobs and strengthen downtown communities.

Abrahams, a life-long resident of Hempstead, joined the County Legislature staff as Deputy Finance Director in 2000, eventually moving up to the position of Finance Director. He brings with him a wealth of government experience and has served as a legislative assistant and Deputy District Director for Congressman Floyd H. Flake and as a District Representative for Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy. Abrahams also worked in the private sector as a Financial Analyst for Astoria Federal Savings Bank. He holds a Bachelors degree in Political Science from Queens College. 

He has also been recognized as the 2004 Citizen of the Year by the National Association of Social Workers among other achievements. In addition, Legislator Abrahams has also appeared on several network programs to discuss gang prevention, medicaid, economic and job development, and education.



Daryl Toor, Managing Director, Atlanta.

Daryl Toor, Managing Director, Atlanta - manages the day-to-day operations of the firm's Atlanta office. A former CBS journalist, Toor - is the author of "Get The Word Out! —Marketing to Attract New Business", and is a recognized expert on marketing, Public Relations, Investor Relations, e-mail marketing, search engine optimization and sales lead management.

A frequent contributor to ABC News, CNN Headline News, Forbes, Fox News, NBC News, The Atlanta Journal Constitution, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, People, Rolling Stone, TIME, USA Today, and Wired magazine, Toor brings more than 20 years of experience to help companies get the word out.

As Sony/Ericsson's marketing director, Toor increased market share 28% and created the global telecommunication giant's first e-commerce initiative on the Web. While directing healthcare marketing for Trion —the leader in healthcare, industrial and residential indoor air quality technology applications —Toor designed revenue generating marketing programs for Honeywell, Sunbeam, Kenmore and Oreck.

As vice president of public relations for one of Atlanta's largest agencies he was responsible for building its $1.2 million PR division. Toor was also the principal spokespeople for Atlanta leading up to both SuperBowl XXVIII and the 1996 Olympic Games and co-founded the Southern International Press Center. A recipient of an Emmy as well as both PRSA Silver and Bronze Anvil Awards, IABC Golden Quill communication awards, his work was nationally recognized for building what is today the nation's largest cruise line -- Carnival Cruise Lines -- and his promotion of the Miami Beach's Art Deco Festival attracted national attention that led to the production of the popular TV show, "Miami Vice." In addition, he launched the Internet's most popular online lotto with a marketing campaign that innovatively used one of the first reality show stars.

In addition, he designed marketing programs for clients such as Macintosh, WebMD,, Wolff System Technology, the Port of Miami, the City of Miami Beach, City of Miami, Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau, The Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau, Precyse Solutions, Fitability Systems, VistaScape Technology,, Call Center Technologies,,, CIMTEK Commerce, HIDAHELP, DistributORDER, Avio, MonsterMillions, The Viva Group, Fiberworks, Thoughtmill, Recoverdebt,, and Safedepositbox.


Ned Barnett, Managing Director, West Coast Operations.


Ned Barnett, Managing Director of West Coast Operations, an honors graduate of the University of Georgia's Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communications (home of the prestigious Peabody Awards), has been a leader in the PR/Marketing Communications (Marcom) field since 1973. 

He has done extensive work in helping new firms successfully launch their operations - whether this involves entering the highly-distinctive Las Vegas market or launching a new high-tech hardware/software product line for an emerging Silicon Valley giant.

Ned's primary client focus includes the following areas of specialization:

   High-tech software developers and resellers

   Accounting software and accounting-related software resellers

   High-tech hardware and on-demand service providers

   Provider-based healthcare and healthcare product/service providers

   Publishers and authors

   Insurance (workers comp)

   New (start-up) businesses and new (launch) products and services


Primarily, Ned focuses on delivering exceptional services for a wide range of clients.  These services include:

   Public and Media Relations

   Marketing and strategic planning - a key core competency

   Market Research


Other client-based services include:

   Advocacy and Grass-Roots Lobbying and Issues Management

   Investor Relations

   Crisis Management PR

   Non-Profit Fund-raising


Over more than two decades as a PR counsel, Ned has served a growing array of high-end software developers and resellers, high-technology innovators, advocacy groups, transportation service corporations, healthcare facilities, practitioners and businesses, as well as new-business and new-product start-ups, and IPO-bound high-tech clients. 

In a 35-year career, Ned has been the C-level PR/Marcom and Strategic Planning executive for hospitals and billion-dollar for-profit hospital companies, trade associations and publishers.

In addition to his work on behalf of for-profit clients, on behalf of public sector and non-profit clients, Ned has worked within the fields of: 

   Economic development (South Carolina and Nevada)

   Transportation (South Carolina, /Las Vegas Transit System, and the LA/Vegas High Speed Train)

   Advocacy (public hospitals, colleges, Citizens for a Sound Economy, non-profit drug prevention groups, and the US  Drug Czar among others)

   As a speechwriter for two sitting governors (South Carolina)

   Fund-raising for non-profits (since 1977, probably two dozen NPOs)


In addition, as a Managing Director, he has worked with hundreds of clients in fields ranging from software to resorts, from healthcare to Hollywood, as well as from a rocket fuel manufacturer trying to switch production to auto airbag propellant to start-up websites.  He has worked extensively in the areas of Internet website PR/Marcom, investor relations, market research and strategic/tactical planning, grass roots lobbying, as well as solid, results-oriented PR. 

A distinctive sub-specialization has been Ned's involvement with publishing and film/video production.  Ned has developed launch plans for commercial independent Hollywood films and documentary video productions.  He's served as VP/Marketing for three small publishers, and has had nine of his own books published - leading to the development of a Literary services division that provides everything from ghost-writing to literary agent work.  He has co-scripted a Hollywood screenplay currently in development, and has won national awards for non-fiction documentary-style corporate and association films and videos.

Ned was, in 1978, the youngest person ever to earn the coveted APR status from the Public Relations Society of America; and in 1984, he became the first person to earn a Fellowship in PR and Marketing from the American Hospital Association.  He has won two ADDYs, PRSA's coveted Silver Anvil and many other industry awards - and is the only person to ever win four consecutive MacEachern awards for excellence in healthcare PR/Marcom. 

Ned has written nine royalty-published books on PR and marketing, and has taught as Adjunct Professor at University of Nevada - Las Vegas and three other colleges and universities. Currently, Ned serves on the Editorial Advisory Board for the leading trade journal, PR News, and served on the 2004-2005 Advisory Board for the Experiential Marketing Forum. 

But primarily, Ned Barnett focuses on generating measurable, bottom-line results for Patriot Strategies clients.                 


Alec J. Rosen, Managing Director, Miami


Alec J. Rosen has nearly 15 years communications experience in both agency and client side environments where he has successfully created and managed public relations, media relations and marketing communications campaigns for a wide range of clients from start-ups to Fortune 500 firms.  His areas of specialization include marketing and branding with an emphasis on business-to-business, consumer marketing and technology.

Prior to joining Patriot Strategies, Alec managed public relations and advertising for Microsoft throughout Latin America. Alec has also held senior executive positions with Edelman Public Relations and Burson-Marsteller.

Alec obtained his BBA in International Management and Marketing from Pace University in New York and speaks Spanish and Portuguese. He has earned a Masters in Arts Certificate in Media Management from the New School University in New York. Alec served in the U.S Navy from 1979-1983, which included two tours of duty in the Persian Gulf region. 



Chachi Camejo Director, Technical & Creative Services


Chachi Camejo, inspired by his father; a renowned Creative/Art Director, transitioned from building furniture to building online media. With over 8 years experience, Chachi is proficient in several developmental languages including: PHP, XHTML, CSS, Actionscript, AJAX & Javascript. Over the years, Chachi has also acquired the understanding of search engine optimization earning some of his past projects over 1000 visits a day. In a everchanging industry, Chachi stays abreast of new technologies; providing his clients the resources to offer a unique and user-friendly experience to their patrons. Chachi brings his knowledge, experience and drive together with some of his industry's top-notch resources; delivering effective, usable and quality-tested products to his clients under one umbrella.

The Patriot Strategies Design Team

The design team develops and executes marketing and communications programs including, but not limited to: print, interactive, audio, broadcast and environmental projects.

Patriot Strategies differentiates itself by creating work that is conceptually innovative, fresh and aesthetically impacting in an all-in-one seamless approach to image building and branding.

In every project they aim at identifying the specific actions and steps clients must take to achieve their growth objectives. Clients interface directly with the design team's senior staff in a teamwork approach to problem solving and image development.

A keen understanding of marketing and the trends that influence demand is what makes the design team unusually qualified to formulate and deliver winning strategies. Every client receives the benefit of our proven expertise.

The design team has an extensive record of working with some of America's largest and most demanding corporations such as: AARP, Bravo, Comcast, HBO, JPMorgan Chase, Kraft Foods, Nike, Procter & Gamble, Showtime and the US Army.


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