WASHINGTON, DC—Alex Slater, who has held senior roles with Glover Park Group and most recently SKDKnickerbocker, has launched Clyde Group, a new communications and public affairs firm. It will provide counsel on corporate communications, public affairs, and issues and advocacy campaigns, integrating digital and social media and data driven analysis.

The firm launches with a portfolio of clients including Sallie Mae, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Charities Aid Foundation, Novo Nordisk, the DiaTribe Foundation and The Iron Yard.

The team includes director Caleb Ward, an expert in the energy space and a director of the United States Nuclear Infrastructure Council; senior associates Justin Warren (formerly of Dewey Square Group) and Cory Combs (previously with CLS Strategies); and senior advisors Alexander Dresner and Nicholas Sykes (both formerly of Bridgewater Associates).