"Doug is the guy everyone wants on their team – for his expert ability to navigate challenging environments, solid executive counsel and fresh ideas." - Kesinee Angkustsiri Yip, Kaiser Permanente
Lawyer, journalist, communications strategist Doug Levy has spent more than 20 years at the intersection of technology, science, health, policy and ethics and now is a consultant to corporations, academic institutions, and other organizations on crisis communications and reputation management. He leverages social media for early warnings of potential issues and as a tool to prevent and mediate risks, including communications during emergencies, and helps craft communication strategies to build brands and protect reputations, communicate scientific discoveries, and engage with influencers to advance business goals.
New! Read Doug's commentary on public health communications on NPR.
"A go-to guy who can be counted on to get things done." - Pam Roskowski, Chief of Police and UC Systemwide Police Coordinator University of California (Retired)
Doug studied food and drug law at the University of Maryland, where he earned his J.D., and he was chief of staff to former FDA Commissioner David Kessler when Kessler was dean of medicine at UCSF. As a reporter, Doug covered health, science and technology for USA Today. His investigative reporting garnered many awards, including a Peabody.
"Doug is an incredible partner. I always enjoyed working ... with him, often under tense and challenging circumstances." - Sandra Chu, Senior Director, Global Public Affairs and Issues Management, Visa Inc.
As a public relations strategist, Doug is adept at guiding executive communications, crisis preparation and management, and establishing and protecting corporate reputations. He has prepared scientists, academic and corporate leaders for challenging media interactions, ranging from live network interviews to Wall Street Journal editorial board meetings.
"Doug produced outstanding thinking accompanied by equally strong deliverables when my company was under attack...." - Dan Parker, Vice President, Strategic Sales Communication, Pharmacy Services at CVS Health
For more on Doug's background, visit his profile on LinkedIn. To contact Doug, use the contact form below or call 415-347-LEVY (415-347-5389).