We Changed Our Name!

On behalf of Jim Hussey and Lon Chapman, it is with excitement and pride that we announce that Jenny Allen has been made a name partner and moving forward our firm will be called Chapman Cubine Allen + Hussey!

Jenny has been an integral part of the growth and success of CCAH these past several years.  She has helped drive the diversification of our client base as well as the expansion of our digital, analytical, and database services.  Jenny is known as a creative powerhouse. 

Jenny is as passionate a person as you will find.  She is devoted to the missions of the organizations that CCAH represents, and her clients consider her a friend in addition to a trusted counselor.  Her ethics are unimpeachable, and her sense of humor and salty vernacular make working with her fun.  

She is a true leader at our company and has earned her place on the masthead.

Please join me and the rest of the CCAH family in celebrating our newest name partner, Jenny Allen.

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We pledge to fight on

A note from CCAH President, Kim Cubine:

We are living through the stress of a pandemic and have had a first-row seat to the growing “normalization” of white supremacy and systemic racism.  

To all of my black colleagues and client-partners, many of you I consider very dear friends, I am sure you must be exhausted, enraged, destroyed, and terrified. Not only are your friends and families at a higher risk of getting COVID-19, your communities are facing higher death rates than white communities. I can’t even imagine the stress you must be under when the news keeps reporting over and over again how this disease is wreaking havoc on the people you care about. 

And it seems like every week black people like George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and countless others are murdered by white people. I can’t imagine your trauma and pain. You must be bone weary from it all. And yet you come to work, do the job as if nothing is happening … all the while your world is falling apart. 

I want to acknowledge that I’m sure you are not OK. I want you to know that I can’t fathom the depth of anger and pain that you are dealing with and rightly so. That the wheels on the bus keep rolling ahead as we come to work every day, yet it all seems so unimportant compared to what you must be going through.

I wish I could help lift this heavy burden from you and take it away. I can’t. But I can tell you that I will be there if you need a shoulder to lean on and that at CCAH we are re-examining our own workplace to ensure diversity, inclusivity, and antiracism at all levels. Today we are also making a donation to the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund

And I want to be clear: Black Lives Matter. And we will keep on fighting for racial justice and equality both personally, professionally, and through our incredible client-partners. It will not happen overnight, but it will happen. I’ll leave you with one of my favorite quotes that I reflect on from time to time. 

“Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.” Robert F. Kennedy

Welcoming New Partners to the Fold

This Women’s History Month, we want to take a moment to celebrate some truly outstanding women making history here at CCAH.

When it comes to the question of whom I surround myself with, people often tout the benefits of surrounding yourself with those who are smarter than you, and while I think that is one key ingredient to success … I think it is more important, as the President of this company, that I am not only surrounded by smart people, but that I’m surrounded by individuals that share our collective vision for this company — a vision of where we want to go and what we want to accomplish this next decade. 

It’s critical that I surround myself with individuals that not only share our company’s vision, but those individuals who have been instrumental in getting us to where we are today — and in the continued success of this company. 

For many years, I have had the pleasure of working with the best there is.  Individuals that I consider trusted confidants, valuable sounding boards, innovative leaders, and — very importantly — friends.

So, it is my sincere honor to announce that we have four new Principals at CCAH!  Join me in congratulating the incredible women who have truly dedicated themselves to making a difference:

Chrissy Hyre, Susie DeCarlo, Brenna Holmes, and Lynn Waller.

Check out their bios on our Who We Are page to learn a bit more about each of these impressive ladies!

COVID-19

CCAH Status Update for COVID-19

I hope that you and the team remain healthy and safe in the current climate. I wanted to update you on the status of CCAH staff during these uncertain times.

Like you, we will diligently monitor the progress of COVID- 19. We are relieved to report that to date, none of our CCAH employees have developed symptoms. Prior to any government recommendations we took precautions as company to protect our staff and clients. At the beginning of the week, any employees who may have been in contact with or exposed to someone with the virus in the past two weeks have self-quarantined. Any team members who have traveled internationally in the previous two weeks will self-quarantine for two weeks upon their return. 

The safety of our employees, their families and our clients is our top concern. Therefore, we are implementing the following guidelines and proactive measures, effective immediately. These guidelines represent our best judgment, at this moment, regarding practical steps we can all take to reduce risk for ourselves and for each other.

Business Travel & Conferences: Out of an abundance of caution, we have asked our employees to refrain from business travel at least through the end of the March. We will instead use video conference technology or look at options to reschedule any critical face-to-face meetings in the coming weeks.

After a successful test run of a mandatory remote work day on Thursday March 12, and carefully monitoring our network and servers during such times, we believe it only prudent to continue this practice. Therefore, CCAH is implementing a mandatory remote working policy for all staff effective Friday March 13 through Friday, March 20.

We will continue to monitor the situation daily, and we look forward to getting back to the office in the near future. In the meantime, we will make any short-term adjustments as needed, but continue to operate business as usual on your behalf. Several of our clients have also published great resources and we encourage you to visit them, and the CDC’s site.

We thank you for your partnership. We hope that you and your families continue to be safe and stay healthy.

Please feel free to reach out to me or any of the other partners directly with any questions or concerns. 

Very best,
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Kim Cubine
President

Kim Cubine

Looking Forward. Thinking Back.

I can hardly believe it’s February … it feels like only yesterday that we were ringing in the new year and the beginning of the new decade! As I look forward, I have so much confidence in what we will accomplish together in the years ahead. But I also think it’s a good time to reflect on the success we have shared with our clients. 

And I want to take the time to remember how what we do matters.

Every single person at CCAH plays an important role in helping our clients achieve their goals. This is the kind of job where you get up every day and know that your work makes a difference. 

Whether its filing lawsuits in states to fight voter suppress suppression, furthering research that will one day cure cancer, fighting against Antisemitism, or protecting our Parks and wild lands against over development so they will be around for the next generation … and even possibly helping to elect the next President of the United States. 

And let me tell you, our work has made a difference these past 35 years … did you know:

  • Our supporter mobilization and the money we raised in the fight against oil and gas companies helped save the great Sequoia trees in Yosemite National Park
  • CCAH built the membership programs for several AIDS prevention groups—and I mean built from the ground up—and the money we raised helped fund medical advancements so that an AIDS diagnosis is no longer a death sentence
  • It was the money we raised through direct mail that helped Hillary Clinton become the first woman nominee of a major political party
  • Our work fighting voter suppression during the Obama Administration helped fund the legal challenges to gerrymandering and voter ID laws in states like North Carolina and Wisconsin
  • And our work with Alley Cat Allies has helped them help save so many cats across the country after natural disasters like hurricanes and wildfires

This is just a short list of the many, many success stories where CCAH staff have played a significant role in helping make the world around us a better place. Talking about our company and the work of our clients is one of my favorite things to do.

At CCAH, we look for integrity, we want grit, we demand team-first mentality, folks who want to learn, and, most importantly, we hire people who care about what we do, who are proud of the success that we share with our clients. 

And frankly, we are starting 2020 on great footing—with some the most talented staff ever.  

CCAH has diversified the services that we offer, we have diversified our client portfolio, we have expanded our “CCAH Roof” to encompass staff working from Oregon to Connecticut and to several states in between. And as a result of these changes our staff has grown by 43%. 

So, we are going to do some NEW things in 2020 and continue to be the disruptors of our industry!

I think this new decade is going to be our best year ever, and I cannot wait to see the incredible changes we will be able to accomplish together. So, I thank you, our staff, our CCAH family, for your continued commitment to excellence and to your clients’ missions.

And for those reading this who aren’t part of our family just yet, but are inspired by what you’ve read, please check out our open positions, and think about coming to Work With Us.

Announcing the Bill Goldstein Legacy Award

It is with pride that I announce the Bill Goldstein Legacy Award recognizing CCAH staff members celebrating their 20th year anniversary at the company.

This award recognizes excellence in service and a commitment to outstanding loyalty to CCAH, our clients, and their missions. Twenty years symbolizes a remarkable achievement in one’s career and demonstrates fortitude, grit, and perseverance. 

This week marks what would have been  Bill Goldstein’s 24th year at CCAH.

Bill’s work over the years has had profound impact on some of the most critical issues facing our country and people around the globe. His accomplishments for animal rights, Democratic principles, and international children’s medical care is unmatched. And I would be remiss if I didn’t mention his dedication to the fight against Antisemitism and preservation of Jewish heritage.

Even though Bill lost a valiant battle against cancer this year, his contributions through his work and life leave a lasting legacy on society. It is only fitting that this award be named in his honor.