Austin, TX (PressExposure) November 05, 2008 -- Martin & Salinas Public Affairs, Inc. (MSPA) has new ownership and will soon have a new name. Don Martin and Trey Salinas announced today that effective November 1, 2008, Martin has sold his interest in the firm to Trey Salinas. Originally founded as Don Martin Public Affairs in 1989, the firm became Martin & Salinas in 2001. Martin is now reconstituting his firm again under the name Don Martin Public Affairs.
âTrey is interested in growing Martin & Salinas,â said Martin. âMy interest is to focus on individual clients at a senior level. I also have a few non-public affairs projects I want to pursue.â
Martin will now offer the same services under the name of Don Martin Public Affairs (DMPA), his original company. He will also continue to offer services as senior counsel to Martin & Salinas, and likewise Salinas will offer similar services to DMPA. Martin has been in the public affairs business for more than 19 years, in addition to occasional work in commercial real estate, and several political and referendum campaigns. His offices will continue to be co-located with Martin & Salinas.
Salinas indicated that he will keep the Martin & Salinas Public Affairs name for a few months before transitioning to a new name. Salinas has been in public affairs since 1997 when he left the Mayorâs office as Mayor Bruce Toddâs Chief of Staff.
Martin described the changes as something that has been in the works for some time, and a logical transition. âTrey wants to build a larger on-going firm, and I prefer the virtues of a small shop,â noted Martin. âI am pretty focused on issues management, communications strategy and media relations.â
âOur primary work with the clients will remain the same,â noted Salinas, âbut we also plan to offer additional services as we grow. We help clients deal with specific public issues and government affairs.â Some of the companyâs primary clients include AMD, Tokyo Electron, BFI/Allied Waste, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., Simon Property Group and Williamson County.
âWe complement each other quite well,â said Salinas, âand we look forward to continuing our work together.â