Social Change Firm Names Ryan Cunningham and Eric Raymond as Senior Vice Presidents in Washington, D.C. and San Francisco

New York, July 13, 2015 – Fenton, the social change communications firm, is expanding its environment, energy and sustainability expertise to meet growing demand for a cleaner, healthier economy. Sustainability veterans Ryan Cunningham and Eric Raymond have joined as Senior Vice Presidents in Washington, D.C. and San Francisco.

Ryan Cunningham has led global and domestic campaigns on renewable electricity, national and state energy policy, energy efficiency, sustainable building, energy finance, advanced transportation technologies, wholesale electric market competition, and reducing CO2 emissions. Ryan comes to Fenton after launching Cunningham Strategic Communications in 2013, where he worked with the US Green Building Council, Ceres, the Business Council for Sustainable Energy, Wind Energy Foundation, Climate Nexus and the Electric Drive Transportation Association. Ryan previously co-created and built the Energy & Sustainability practice at The Glover Park Group in D.C.

For over 15 years, Eric Raymond has created imaginative ways to drive change and issue-awareness using integrated PR, social media and digital marketing. His diverse background includes working with Fortune 500 companies, most recently Google, where he managed global communications for energy and sustainability and Edelman, where he founded the west coast digital CSR group and worked with The North Face, Adobe, HP, Best Buy, Clorox and others. He has an MBA in sustainable business and a passion for helping forward-thinking organizations thrive and empower a better world.

“We’re at a critical point in a world-wide climate and clean energy transformation,” said Bill Werde, president and CEO of Fenton. “The world is making progress but needs to go faster. With the additions of Ryan and Eric, we are building out Fenton’s climate, energy and sustainability practice to help clients change the world for the better.”

“Our firm has been expert in this field for over three decades. Plus we have no conflicts of interest in this space. We only work for companies, NGOs, governments and foundations working to sincerely advance clean energy and authentic sustainability,” said Chairman and Founder David Fenton.

Current and recent clients in this field include The Sierra Club, geothermal energy company GeoScart, Just Water, The Corporation for Battery Recycling, The Wallace Global Fund, The Rockefeller Brothers Fund, the upcoming climate film by Academy Award winner Charles Ferguson, The Years of Living Dangerously on Showtime, Gasland on HBO, Sungevity, Earth Day Network, the Environmental Defense Fund and Upworthy.

In December 2014, Fenton, the nation’s first and best known social change communications firm, was sold to new owners and named a new CEO. Since then, Fenton is growing its staff in all four offices, expanding into new areas by providing integrated services to companies and organizations advancing public health, the environment and human rights.

Fenton opened its doors in 1982 to create issue campaigns in the public interest. We have been part of some of the defining movements of the past three decades, from ending apartheid to gay marriage to curbing global warming. Today, Fenton is one of the largest public interest communications firms in the United States with offices in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. We combine decades of expertise with creativity and innovation to accelerate progress on today’s most pressing global and national issues. For more information, visit