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H/Advisors Abernathy is your partner in engaging with key stakeholders on complex issues.

With strategic communications experts across disciplines and around the world, we work closely with clients to build and preserve value, seize opportunities and solve problems in today’s dynamic and interconnected world.


PE Leaks and What They Mean for You
Private Equity (PE) transactions tend to draw a lot of attention (sometimes even before they are publicly announced), and we have seen scrutiny of the asset class only increase in recent months. H/Advisors Abernathy’s most recent M&A Leaks Report affirms the intensity of the spotlight on PE.
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With Wall Street and Washington essentially frozen, companies that refuse to follow suit will be poised for success into the new year
Uncertainty over the outcome of the elections – in an unprecedented year – is hovering over everything. And while the paralysis in both spheres is temporary, a wait-and-see approach is inadvisable, and companies that sit idly by miss an opportunity to take advantage of the election outcomes in the White House and on Capitol Hill. These are five things companies need to do now.
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The end of the “just trust me” era of crisis management
The end of the “just trust me” era of crisis management
How has corporate crisis management evolved over the past 20 years? From the proliferation of social media to the rise of “stakeholder capitalism” to the increasingly divisive and heated rhetoric about many social and political issues, the communications landscape has shifted substantially – and crisis management has had to shift with it.
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Effectively Navigating the Evolving ESG Landscape
“ESG” (Environmental, Social and Governance) has become a polarizing term and topic. for organizations and policymakers alike. In this article, our ESG Team shares notable trends they have identified in the evolving ESG landscape and make recommendations for leadership teams.
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Tom Johnson

Chief Executive Officer

Tom Johnson is Chief Executive Officer of H/Advisors Abernathy, where he is leading a growth strategy rooted in the firm’s powerful heritage as a trusted partner to leading organizations and executives in their most critical moments.

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Carina Davidson


Carina Davidson serves as H/Advisors Abernathy’s President, based in the firm's New York office. Carina counsels companies of all sizes across a broad range of sectors on complex communications matters. She has significant expertise helping clients manage their reputations and develop strategies to reach their core audiences.

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Peter Lee

Chief Financial Officer

Peter Lee is the Chief Financial Officer of H/Advisors Abernathy, where he is responsible for all of the firm’s financial functions, including accounting, financial planning, forecasting, client accounting and various financial analyses and reporting. He also oversees and manages the firm’s information technology. His career spans more than 25 years of experience in financial management, business leadership and corporate strategy in various industries, including strategic communications, marketing and advertising, manufacturing, banking and logistics.

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Chuck Dohrenwend

Managing Director

Chuck Dohrenwend primarily works with private equity investment professionals and portfolio company leadership teams to optimize their investment and value-creation strategies through strategic communications. He collaborates with executive and communications teams to develop and implement highly effective communications programs for a range of stakeholders, primarily during pivotal events such as mergers and acquisitions, leadership transitions, crises, restructurings, investments and divestments. He also works with publicly traded companies on M&A, crisis management, restructurings and executive transitions. Additionally, Chuck is a member of H/Advisors Abernathy’s Leadership Team and helps ensure that the firm’s operations and teams align with the firm’s client-centric growth strategy.​​

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Sydney Isaacs

Managing Director, Head of Houston Office

Sydney Isaacs provides strategic communications counsel to companies during times of change, including mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, crises and activist shareholder engagements. Sydney’s work supports companies’ valuations and reputations through a combination of financial communications and PR strategies. She has particularly deep experience advising companies across the energy sector, providing support to clients on communications related to their diverse efforts to participate in and respond to the energy transition. ​

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Kate Schneiderman

Managing Director, Chief of Staff

Kate Schneiderman is a member of H/Advisors Abernathy’s Leadership Team and serves as a Managing Director and Chief of Staff to the CEO and President. As Chief of Staff, she plays a leading role in developing and implementing the firm’s growth strategy.

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