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 nearly two decades of experience in public policy and strategic communications at the national and international level.
Before joining DCI Group 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 with a focus on supporting client-focused strategies on a range of issues, including sovereign debt, trade disputes, intellectual property rights, anti-corruption, health policy, gender, poverty reduction and promotion of democratic institutions. He also led partnership teams for global NGO clients that implemented contracts with USAID, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, DFID, UNICEF, the World Bank and other donor organizations.
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 Director of Public Affairs on LCR’s national staff through 2002, leading the communications strategy for the organization along with day-to-day liaison with national and state GOP organizations and managing the 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 in 2001 to 2003 to create the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).
Kevin earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Literature from The 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.