Craig Stevens is a vice president at DCI Group where he provides strategic communications and public relations counsel to a number of DCI Group’s clients, drawing on his nearly two decades of experience in consulting, government, campaigns, and politics. He is also a leader in the firm’s crisis management practice, offering message development, media training, and often serving as an on-the-record spokesperson for clients. As a seasoned writer, Craig drafts executive communications including speeches, statements, testimony and op-eds for principals. And he is an expert in health policy and energy policy, regularly providing insight as a guest on television and radio programs.
Since joining DCI Group, Craig has worked on some of the firm’s highest profile campaigns, developing relevant communications content and leveraging that content through earned media and social media channels including Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.
Craig also provides corporate branding and positioning services to DCI clients and has helped produce a number of branded television commercials that have aired nationally.
Prior to joining DCI Group, Craig served in the Bush Administration for seven years, on two presidential campaigns, and on Capitol Hill.
In the Bush Administration he began in the Department of Health and Human Services under Secretary Tommy G. Thompson, eventually rising to become a spokesman and the communications director for Surgeon General Richard H. Carmona. During his tenure at the HHS, Craig was deployed to the White House’s Coalition Information Center to help coordinate the administration’s communications response to the 9/11 attacks and the threat of bioterrorism, including the anthrax attacks of 2001.
After HHS, Craig moved to the Department of Energy where he served as the department’s chief spokesman under Secretary Sam Bodman. At DOE, Craig was the agency’s day-to-day spokesman and led the organization’s communications response to several crises including Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
Craig has also worked on the presidential campaigns of Governor George W. Bush (2000) and former Governor Mitt Romney (2008). And, in other work in Washington, D.C., he was the vice president of communications for the American Beverage Association – the national trade group representing the non-alcoholic beverage industry, and the press secretary for Congressman Dave Weldon (FL-15).
Craig did his undergraduate work at Houghton College in Western New York and holds a master’s degree from Regent University in Virginia Beach, Virginia.