WASHINGTON, D.C.—Qorvis Communications has added Don Goldberg, former special assistant in the Clinton White House, as managing director. Goldberg brings more than 20 years experience in communications, public affairs and crisis management, mostly recently at Navigant Consulting.
Goldberg’s background ranges in many areas of public relations and related arenas, including stints as a professional journalist and senior positions in both the legislative and executive branches of government. As a special assistant to President Clinton, he was charged with developing strategic responses to investigations and helped pioneer the integration of communications and legal strategy.
Prior to his two years at the White House, Goldberg spent 10 years on Capitol Hill rising from the investigator to deputy chief of staff of the House Government Operations Committee, the primary investigative committee in Congress. He was an advisor to Commerce Secretary Ron Brown, Senators John Glenn and Charles Schumer and nearly a dozen members of the House of Representatives.
Also joining Qorvis, at the director level, are Brian Lustig and Carrie Blewitt. Lustig, who also joins from Navigant Consulting where he was director of strategic communications, previously managed a team of 20 for a public relations program at the 1996 Democratic National Convention and led a team of 25 for a public relations campaign at the President’s Summit for America’s Future.
Blewitt comes to Qorvis after managing consumer education campaigns and executing national media events for AAA, the Rubber Manufacturers Association and Household Finance Corporation for Dittus Communications in Washington.
Qorvis also announced the addition of three associates to the firm: Beth Gautier, Charles Martin and Mollie Turner.