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OPR Communications Acquires Danziger Public Relations

Derek Danziger will serve as President of OPR’s San Diego office to grow and support land use, life sciences, energy, higher education, and community infrastructure clients

San Diego, CA — OPR Communications, a leading California public relations firm specializing in strategic communications, government affairs, and brand management, today announced the acquisition of Danziger Public Relations, a San Diego-based public relations consulting firm led by Derek Danziger, APR. The acquisition marks a significant milestone in OPR’s commitment to further strengthen its presence in the San Diego community.

With this acquisition, OPR will elevate its position in the San Diego communications and government affairs market and enhance its ability to address the unique challenges and opportunities in the region’s development, public affairs, energy, life sciences, higher education, and civic sectors. By combining the established strengths and resources of both agencies, OPR aims to provide enhanced strategic communications and public engagement offerings.
“Derek’s extensive relationships, trusted reputation, nearly three decades of expertise in San Diego’s development, energy, education and nonprofit sectors, and his history working on major civic issues and activities align perfectly with our long-term vision,” said Patrick O’Reilly, OPR’s CEO. “This acquisition allows us to expand our capabilities and better serve our clients’ needs in these critical areas.”

Danziger, a well-known leader in the San Diego business and economic development community, has spent nearly 30 years working at prominent San Diego PR firms, public agencies and tourism-focused organizations, including Katz & Associates, Nuffer, Smith, Tucker, and Centre City Development Corporation. He established Danziger PR in 2022
with clients including Civic Communities, Longfellow Real Estate Partners, San Diego County Crimestoppers, and AIGA San Diego Tijuana, among others.

“I’m honored to join the OPR team and look forward to expanding the firm’s focus in San Diego and growing the team to support meaningful community projects and programs,” said Danziger. “Together, we will work on impactful activities that shape the future of San Diego and drive positive change,” he said.

Effective immediately, the two agencies will begin the process of integrating operations and aligning their teams. Clients of both firms can expect a seamless transition, with uninterrupted access to the expertise and services they have come to rely on. Danziger will join the existing team at OPR’s San Diego office located in downtown San Diego.

About OPR Communications

For over 20 years — in one of the nation’s most challenging regulatory environments — OPR has helped clients achieve success by aligning goals with sound public policies to create winning scenarios for them, local communities and the state.

We provide our clients with an unrivaled combination of professional experience, diverse skill sets and deep relationships with elected and government officials, local and national journalists, and state-wide thought leaders that benefit their organizations and projects. Local clients include Centene, Rainbow Municipal Water District and Joe LaCava for San Diego City Council.