Keva Silversmith Resume

Last updated: February 15, 2013

Starmark International
Director of Public Relations

2013 – Present

Established agency’s public relations practice, including media relations, crisis communications, writing services, and integrated social strategies that maximized the interaction of web, social media and traditional news outlets.

United States Federal Service
Public Affairs Officer

2009 – 2013

DOMESTIC NUCLEAR DETECTION OFFICE/DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Led rebranding of $330 million DHS division, under heavy Congressional criticism, as a responsible, cutting-edge component delivering critical national security leadership. Drove new themes and messaging through every communication channel. Conducted media training for executives prior to high profile media interviews and Congressional hearings. Wrote executives speeches for a variety of stakeholders.

UNITED STATES CENSUS BUREAU

Powered success of the 2010 Census Integrated Communications Campaign, the promotional engine of the most massive participation movement ever witnessed in the United States. Managed events for senior leaders of the Department of Commerce, engaged media at all levels, and revolutionized the Census Bureau’s social media outreach. Keva Silversmith Census Bureau

Burger King Corporation
Communications Executive

2007 – 2008

Drove executive team vision for robust media relations and crisis communications that enhanced and protected the company’s reputation. Began as Edelman on-site consultant and then hired as in-house communications director. Keva Silversmith Burger King

Perry Ellis International
Director of Corporate Communication

2003 – 2006

Transformed communications department during critical period of acquisition and growth by leading investor relations effort, instituting media relations methodology, serving as internal and external communications contact, establishing internal communications program, and building position into company information hub to ensure consistency of message in press releases, annual reports, investor presentations, corporate websites and executive communication.

Florida Hillel Council
Director of Communications and Development

2000 – 2003

Created and executed integrated statewide development and communications plan for Florida’s seven independent foundations. Performed all functions of communications department to ensure frequent and effective contact with target audiences.

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Keva Silversmith is a licensed attorney and holds an M.A. in Speech Communication from Emerson College.

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