NCSS Position: Chairman, Communications Sub-committee
Title: Executive Vice President
Company: Conover + Gould Strategy Group
Kevin is a communications strategist with 20 years of experience in both corporate and agency environments. He is an expert at helping organizations design and carry out campaigns that enhance corporate reputation and help drive business results.
Kevin is a trusted advisor to clients at global corporations, non-profits, technology start--ups, NGOs, trade associations and business coalitions. He provides senior level counsel in the areas of strategy and message development, crisis communications, public affairs and issue advocacy, media and community relations, corporate social responsibility and marketing communications.
His industry experience includes healthcare and health IT, insurance and employee benefits, corporate and consumer. He is passionate about helping clients increase brand awareness and reputation through effective corporate storytelling and meaningful engagement activities that deliver value for all stakeholders.
Kevin has held positions as National Director of Public Relations for the American Health Information Management Association, a professional association with more than 60,000 members and 50 affiliates; Managing Director for a New England-based public affairs firm; Regional Account Executive for the Channing L. Bete Company, a provider of nationally acclaimed communication programs and materials; and Regional Director for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, a national voluntary health agency.
He has an M.S. in Integrated Marketing Communications from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, a M.S. in Mass Communication from the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University and a B.A. in English from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. He is a member of the board of directors of HMEA in Franklin, MA.