Bill Romanelli

Senior Vice President and Managing Director

Bill Romanelli is a Senior Vice President and Managing Director with Washington Media Group, based out of Sacramento, California. He joins WMG as a seasoned public affairs and strategic communications expert, with more than 30 years’ experience in the field.

Mr. Romanelli specializes in helping clients develop, implement and manage complex political, regulatory and public opinion campaigns. He provides expertise in strategy, ally development, grassroots outreach, crisis communications, public participation, litigation support, opinion research, digital communications, and media relations—where he trains executives on how to work with the press and serves as an on-the record media spokesperson.

His background includes work for clients across a broad spectrum of industries including energy, healthcare, land use, construction, manufacturing, and the not-for-profit world. He has worked on local, regional, statewide, national and international programs on myriad issues and projects, ranging from legal reform and environmental cleanup to public safety, corporate reputation, ballot measures, water and air quality, and public funding.

An award-winning writer, Mr. Romanelli also specializes in in helping clients identify and refine the strongest messages with respect to each client’s key stakeholders. He has written four books, published hundreds of op-eds and bylined articles, and continues to publish articles regularly on people, lifestyle, travel and local business issues.

Outside of work, Mr. Romanelli serves on the Planning Commission for the City of Folsom, on the board of the Folsom Chamber of Commerce, and volunteers for a variety of local nonprofit organizations.

Mr. Romanelli graduated from California State University Sacramento with a degree in Communications Studies, emphasizing in Public Relations.