Fenton Hires Former ACLU, Knight Institute Strategist Ujala Sehgal
NEW YORK (Jan. 28, 2019) — Fenton, the Social Change Agency, announced in January that Ujala Sehgal, a senior social justice strategist, attorney, and former journalist, has joined the firm’s growing team of leading progressive communications strategists. As a Vice President in the New York office, Sehgal will partner with Fenton’s clients to maximize their impact and drive successful campaigns that will change the world.
“Ujala is a big hire for Fenton,” said Ben Wyskida, Fenton’s CEO. “She knows civil rights, human rights, social justice and politics, and is a huge asset to our clients fighting for progressive social change. A former attorney and journalist, Ujala is one of the most talented communicators working in New York City today. We’re so proud to have her join the Fenton family.”
Seghal is a former Communications Director at the New York Civil Liberties Union, the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University and the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund. She has led a number of high-profile media and public engagement strategies, including the NYCLU’s response to President Trump’s Muslim ban. Her track record of successful campaigns spans areas including criminal justice reform, immigration, education, labor rights and economic justice, voting rights, women’s rights and reproductive justice, LGBTQ rights, First Amendment freedoms and digital-era privacy.
Fenton develops and executes media and advocacy campaign strategies for foundations, nonprofits and brands that tackle challenges in human rights, social and economic justice, environment, education and public health.
“Few firms understand how to bring about social change quite like Fenton. I’m thrilled to join Fenton’s team and partner with its clients to advance today’s most urgent and important causes,” said Sehgal.
Fenton also has offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, DC.