Markstein today announced that Jack Deschauer, a seasoned crisis communications and corporate affairs executive, has joined its Washington, D.C. office as strategic consultant.
“Jack’s extensive experience working on complex communications issues for large entities complements the areas of Markstein that are experiencing the most rapid growth today,” said Eileen Jaffe Markstein, chief executive officer. “We are thrilled for Jack to become part of our expanding team in Washington, D.C.”
Deschauer joins Markstein from LEVICK, where he spent seven years as a senior vice president, co-managing the corporate affairs practice and leading crisis teams. He has worked across numerous industries with high-level clients including CITGO Petroleum Corporation, Pratt & Whitney, the United States Olympic Committee, World TeamTennis, Carnival Cruise Lines, several subsidiaries of Ericsson and a variety of allied foreign nations of the United States. He previously spent 12 years with Qorvis Communications, where he worked on national communications programs for defense contractors; nutritional, health and wellness groups; as well as GQ and Scientific American magazines. Deschauer also has deep experience in sports PR and marketing.
“Markstein is performing at an elevated level of excellence, which is driving its continued growth,” said Deschauer. “I am honored to join this high-caliber agency – it is a rising force in the industry.”
Markstein offers a full suite of integrated communications services including crisis communications, digital influence, public relations, public affairs, social impact, sports marketing, creative development and media planning and buying. The woman-owned firm has experienced double digit growth each of the last seven years and was named a Best Place to Work in 2016 and 2017 by The Birmingham Business Journal. Representative clients include Walmart, Encompass Health, Colonial Pipeline, Diversified Gas & Oil, the International Women’s Media Foundation, Aviation Works 4U, Tenet Healthcare, Royal Cup Coffee & Tea, Thompson Tractor Company and The World Games 2021 Birmingham.