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Douglas Kiker

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Senior Advisor

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Strategic Counselor

Douglas is a Senior Advisor for Indelable, where he leads the communications practice in Washington, D.C. He is experienced in multiple facets of communications, including as a journalist at CBS News and 60 Minutes, a Managing Director at Kekst and Company, and as strategic counselor to some of the world’s leading companies, including leading global banks and alternative investment firms.

Communications Leadership

Douglas was a member of the Management Committee at Kekst and Company, where he served clients in a wide range of diverse situations requiring strategic communications counsel. His assignments included public affairs communications during complex legislative and regulatory challenges, crisis management, media and investor relations and stakeholder communications during transactions, bankruptcies and restructurings, complex financial disclosures and other special situations.

Douglas led media and message training for executives and corporate directors in preparation for media interviews and significant announcements, presentation training in advance of specific speeches, meetings or events, and preparation for public hearings before policymakers and regulators.

High-level Journalism

At CBS News, Douglas covered the 2002 and 2004 national elections, in addition to an extensive range of national news while based in the CBS News Washington Bureau. From 2004 to 2007, he was an Associate Producer at 60 Minutes for correspondents Scott Pelley, Lesley Stahl and Dan Rather. For his work at 60 Minutes, Douglas was nominated for two Emmy Awards for Business and Financial Reporting and The Gerald Loeb Award for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism.

At the Associated Press, Douglas was based in Washington, where he covered national politics, including the 1998 midterm elections, the Clinton impeachment and the 2000 national election. He was a member of the Associated Press political team that was a finalist for the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for the team’s coverage of the 2000 presidential election.

Team Management

Most recently, Douglas was Chief Strategic Communications Officer for the Credit Union National Association, where he was a member of the Executive Leadership Team of the leading national trade association for America’s 5,500 credit unions and 115 million members. He led all internal and external communications for the 250-person national organization and managed staff of 26 in both Washington and Madison, Wisconsin with total annual budget of $7.2 million.

Personal

Douglas is a graduate of the University of Virginia and holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Henry Clay Center for Statesmanship and is a former trustee for the Landon School. He and his family live in Washington D.C.