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Graham Williams Group

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The Graham Williams Group was founded by conservative media commentator Armstrong Williams with Stedman Graham in 1991. [1]

According to one promotional brochure, cited by the University of Southern Carolina, "Williams offers clients the knowledge of a Washington insider who understands both the workings of Congress and the concerns of corporations." [2]

William's biographical note describes the company as "an international public relations and media firm based in Washington, D.C., with clients in entertainment, politics, business, and charitable organizations." [3].

While Williams biographical notes describes it as an "international public relations and media firm" it does not rate a listing in the databases or archives of the major PR trade publications, O'Dwyers PR Daily, the Holmes Report or PR Week.

In September 2003 the Graham Williams Group sponsored a reception for Bush administration's African-American appointees, co-inciding with the Democrats Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's annual convention. Williams denied that the timing was deliberate. "It just happens to fall at the time of the CBC. And everybody is coming to our event to celebrate the president's appointments and his continuing contributions to black America." [4]

The current role of Stedman in the company is unclear. Stedman, who is the boyfriend of Oprah Winfrey, was referred to in September 2003 article as Armstrong's "partner" in the Graham Williams Group.[5] An undated biogrpahical note on Armstrong Williams desrcibing a collection of papers held by the University of Southern California stated that among the photographs in the collection "are two inscribed to Williams by Oprah Winfrey, who was the fiancee of his one-time business partner Stedman Graham". [6]

Graham is also Chairman and CEO of S. Graham & Associates, a "management and marketing consulting company that specializes in the corporate and educational markets." [7]

Clients

According to a biographical note on Williams some clients of GWG include "Century 21, Computerland executive Terry Giles and poet laureate Maya Angelou".[8]

Personnel

Contact details

201 Massachusetts Avenue, NE
Suite C-3
Washington, DC 20002-4957
PHONE: (202) 546-5400
Fax: (202) 546-1218

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