Pramana Collective hires former Chelsea Clinton spokesperson Erika Gudmundson

Gudmundson was most recently director of comms for Zumper, an apartment rental website.

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SAN FRANCISCO: Erika Gudmundson, a senior communications aide on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, has joined Pramana Collective as principal.

Gudmundson is working with healthcare and financial clients and reporting to cofounder Brian O’Shaughnessy.

"It’s a competitive market in San Francisco, and we hire top talent there that can go to the Ubers and Slacks," said agency cofounder Sean Garrett.

Gudmundson was most recently director of communications at Zumper, an apartment rental website that has been valued at more than $100 million, according to TechCrunch. Previously, she was press secretary for Chelsea Clinton on the Hillary for America campaign. Gudmundson’s predecessor in that role, Kamyl Bazbaz, also joined Pramana in late 2015, taking a role in its New York office.

This year, Pramana has hired Mashable’s Paul Cafiero as principal in its New York office, Yahoo’s Ana Braskamp as principal in San Francisco, and Obama administration veteran Abdullah Hasan as an associate.

Fellow former Obama administration aide Clay Dumas exited Pramana in September after a half-year stint to join venture capital firm Lowercase Capital, according to his Twitter bio.

This story was updated on November 14 with quotes from Garrett.

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