Jack Deschauer has nearly two decades of experience in high-level public relations, media outreach, corporate reputation management, crisis communications and public affairs. His clients have included international energy companies, Fortune 500 defense-related organizations, sports franchises, allied foreign nations and both corporations and individuals who find themselves in public perception crises.
Prior to joining Markstein, Jack spent seven years at LEVICK, a full-service, international public relations agency, where he co-managed the corporate affairs practice and helped lead crisis communications teams. He led full-scale communication programs for health care technology and energy companies, telecom-related entities, one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical corporations and transportation companies.
Jack began his career at Qorvis Communications, where he spent 12 years working on national communications programs for defense contractors; nutritional, health and wellness groups; as well as GQ and Scientific American magazines. Jack also represented the family of Chandra Levy, NBA player Jayson Williams, Run-DMC and the United Nations.
Jack has served as the media relations director of the Washington Kastles of World TeamTennis since the franchise’s founding in 2008, working side-by-side with Billie Jean King to promote opportunity and diversity in sports.
He has appeared as a crisis communications expert in The Washington Post, The New York Times, Boston Globe, U.S. News & World Report, PR Week, US Weekly and CBS Marketwatch. He has been honored with Bulldog PR and Holmes Report awards for his work.
Jack earned his B.A. in communications from the University of Maryland, College Park.