Byrum & Fisk announces new Mid-Michigan hire

Posted on: May 20, 2020 | By: Rachel Perkins | Blog, Byrum Fisk News

Gabby AbelByrum & Fisk Advocacy Communications is pleased to announce the addition of communications strategist Gabby Abel, a professional with an extensive background in government communications, politics and media relations.

Abel is a former communications manager for the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity. Abel curated content, developed communications strategies and managed media relations for the Prosperity Office – which housed the Michigan Poverty Task Force, Office of Global Michigan and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s post-secondary educational attainment campaign. She also previously worked for former Gov. Rick Snyder as a communications specialist.

“Gabby is an excellent addition to our team and her range of media relations, policy experience and passion will be a true asset for our clients,” said Mark Fisk, partner at Byrum & Fisk.

Abel brings a broad range of experience in the labor and economic development industries as well as policy and government. She has a bachelor’s degree in public relations from Western Michigan University.

“I’m excited to join this team of skilled and talented communicators,” Abel said. “I look forward to working with Byrum & Fisk’s range of clients, using my background to help advocate on important issues and creating positive change across the state of Michigan and beyond.”

Abel is originally from Monroe and now resides in Okemos. She can be contacted at


Byrum & Fisk Advocacy Communications, with offices in East Lansing and Grand Rapids, is a premier communications firm specializing in communications, public relations and campaign strategy. The firm is made up of award-winning communicators experienced in message development, crisis communications, rapid response, media relations, social and digital engagement and beyond. For more information, visit