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The Impact of COVID-19 on the United States

June 25, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

Online Presentation and Discussion with Andrew Frank, Founder & President, KARV Communications; and Eric Andrus, Executive Vice President, KARV Communications.

Andrew Frank and Eric Andrus of KARV Communications will present an overview of the present situation in the United States as the business sector and all of the nation grapple with the pandemic’s enormous global economic and societal impact. They will discuss the complex communications challenges companies doing business in the U.S. may face as the economy begins to reopen – amidst an enduring pandemic and civil rights activism.

KARV Communications has examined public health and economic realities in the U.S., assistance and regulatory initiatives by government and private sector entities, and the potential business and political ramifications of these developments – and will provide insights of interest to companies doing business in the U.S. as well as enterprises around the world.

ACG Young Leader alumnus Andrew Frank brings a wealth of experience in a number of areas, including crisis communications, public affairs and media skills. Prior to founding KARV Communications, he served for 15 years in various positions at Strategy XXI Partners and Kreab Gavin Anderson, including Managing Partner. From 1992-1997 he was a political appointee in the Clinton Administration, including Managing Director of the United States Information Agency’s New York Foreign Press Center, and Senior Advisor for Communications to the Director of U.S.I.A. beginning in January 1993. Andrew graduated from The George Washington University in Washington D.C., and studied at Syracuse University’s London Centre. He is a former Adjunct Professor of Crisis Communications at Fordham University Graduate School of Business, a guest lecturer at Columbia University, American University and others.

Eric Andrus is a senior strategic communications strategist with more than three decades of experience advising corporate, government, and non-profit leaders on a range of critical reputational, financial communications, and positioning issues. Before joining KARV, Eric served as a partner at Finsbury, where he helped the firm’s Fortune 500 clients advance their business goals while facing complex changes and challenges. He received two political appointments during the Clinton Administration: Director of Communications for the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service, and Director of the U.S. Information Agency’s New York Foreign Press Center. Eric previously held senior media strategist and spokesperson positions with two New York City economic development agencies, and served as an account executive with Geto & de Milly, Inc., a New York City-based firm specializing in public and government relations. Earlier in his career, Eric served in communications-related positions for a number of presidential, congressional, and state-wide political campaigns. A long-standing member of the Board of United Neighborhood Houses, Eric graduated from Emerson College with a B.S. degree in Mass Communication.



June 25, 2020
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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