How long have you been in your job? I landed with BWF about a
year-and-a-half ago, after working on Capitol Hill with a public affairs
firm and then for Sen. Kohl (D-WI).
Describe the space you work in: My desk is an organized mess, my window
faces an alley and the back of ABC News. I've seen Cokie Roberts hanging
out back there.
How often do you see the boss? All the time. If I don't see him, I can
definitely hear him.
Who is the smartest person you work with? Kenny Fried, our EVP. He has
that Ben Stein sort of mind.
How comfortable are your offices? Our office has a sports theme. Our
chairman's floor is Astroturf (for putting), the copy/fax room is a
basketball court and our president's office is a hockey rink. My office
has a sort of political theme with a couple of old Democratic National
Convention posters hanging up - doesn't really fit with the rest of the
office - but I wasn't interested in decorating it as a boxing ring. We
also have an entire hallway filled with pictures of staffers with
celebrities - people like Alan Greenspan and Ricardo Montalban (Mr.
Roarke from Fantasy Island).
What is the best thing about working there? My clients and the people I
work with. Our clients range from sports teams to a start-up fiber
optics company, so we have a really interesting and diverse client base.
Everyone here likes that dynamic where one morning you may be helping a
colleague out at a tennis tournament and that afternoon you are
participating in a board meeting for the DC Chamber of Commerce.
What is the biggest thing to hit your office in the past year? Probably
when our chairman, Charlie Brotman, was the voice of the Inaugural
Parade down Pennsylvania Avenue - he has been doing it since Eisenhower.
We had CNN and NPR in the office asking him about all the different
Sneak us a good piece of gossip from your office Our president, Steve
Winter, went to something like 100 Grateful Dead shows and still hasn't
fully recovered - and I mean that in the best possible way.
Address: 1150 17th Street, NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (202) 296-7200
Senior manager: Charlie Brotman, chairman; Steve Winter, president;
Kenny Fried, EVP
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