The DeVilling Group Public Relations Names Sean M. Patrick Senior Counsel

Troy, Mich., July 20, 2015 – The DeVilling Group, a Metro-Detroit based public relations firm, announced the addition of Sean M. Patrick to the team. Patrick brings vast experience in public relations and corporate communications in a variety of industries and will head the firm’s technology and health care practices.

Sean M. Patrick

“Sean’s background in corporate communications planning and managing large scale programs provides an excellent addition to our team,” said Mike DeVilling, president of The DeVilling Group. “He will be a huge asset for our clients and the agency as we continue our rapid growth.”

Patrick has nearly 30 years of experience in the communication field and has worked in a variety of industries including information technology, large-scale development, automotive, health care and non-profits. He is skilled at crisis preparedness and response, targeted media placements, issue management and response, internal communications, special event marketing, corporate social responsibility and much more.

While at Compuware, Patrick placed numerous favorable articles and managed the varied industry analyst interaction and relationships for the mainframe division. While at Pulte Homes, Patrick created a company-wide crisis communication plan including all training material for field offices. Prior to the acquisition of Del Webb by Pulte Homes, he, among other things, was responsible for all the external and internal communications for the introduction of a controversial master-plan development.

Patrick also worked for a government contractor on a controversial Department of Energy project involving local and national media coverage. Early in his career we worked for the American Cancer Society, managing fund raising, internal and external communication and program coordination.

Patrick also serves on the Board of Directors for the International Association of Business communicators as the Career Outreach Chairman. (IABC).

He graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point with a bachelor’s degree in Communication.

About The DeVilling Group

The DeVilling Group, founded in April 2008 and headquartered in Rochester Hills, Mich., provides media relations and social media marketing services to clients in the automotive, high tech, health care and real estate development industries. The agency provides strategy development, media relations, media training, speech writing and copywriting services for a variety of marketing and public relations channels.