Working It: Mary Bell Named Senior Strategist at Mach 1 Group

Austin-based public affairs and strategic communications firm, Mach 1 Group, has announced the addition of Mary Bell as a new senior strategist. Bell formerly served as the Director of Public Affairs and Special Projects for the Chairman of the Texas Railroad Commission (RRC).

While looking for my next step, I was drawn to Mach 1 because I knew I’d be on the ground floor of a rising-star company in one of America’s most dynamic markets,” said Bell. “I love being part of something great and could not be more excited to work with such incredibly talented and experienced professionals.
— Mary Bell

Mach 1, founded in 2013, is the brainchild of Katherine McLane, an award-winning media, crisis and public affairs expert with nearly two decades of Texas and national communications experience. “Mary’s experience in Texas government, campaigns, and public affairs is a tremendous asset to our growing firm,” Mach 1 CEO McLane said. “She will be an excellent strategist for Mach 1’s clients and we are thrilled to have her on board.” Bell joins a team that possesses decades of combined experience in government, political campaigns, public affairs, media relations, and crisis communication.


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