Kevin Ivers is Vice President at DCI Group where he provides international public affairs counsel to a range of DCI Group’s clients, drawing on 25 years of experience in public policy and strategic communications at the national and international level.
Before joining DCI Group full-time in 2016, Kevin was the founder and principal of Center Strategies, a consulting firm that supported NGO and corporate clients with public and political affairs strategies in Latin America, the Caribbean, and Southern Africa. After launching the company in 2002, Kevin built a global practice with a network of consulting professionals in the United States, Brazil, Argentina and Mexico, supporting clients with public affairs strategies on sovereign debt, trade disputes, intellectual property rights, corruption, health policy, gender, environmental regulations, poverty reduction and promotion of democratic institutions. For more than a decade, Kevin has played a key role in DCI client campaigns in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Kevin started his public affairs career as a co-founder of the national D.C. office of Log Cabin Republicans in 1993. He went on to serve as LCR’s Director of Public Affairs, leading the communications strategy for the organization while managing relations with national and state GOP organizations and running the organization’s national political action committee (LCR PAC). From 1994 to 2002, Kevin provided leadership in LCR’s federal legislative strategies, a highlight of which was the Congressional drafting of legislation to create the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).
Kevin earned his bachelor’s degree in literature from American University in Washington, D.C. A native of Long Island, New York, he is also a permanent resident of Brazil, a dual national of the United States and the Republic of Ireland, and speaks fluent Spanish and Portuguese.