For the last 15 years, Neal Urwitz has advised companies, state and federal government entities, experts, congressional candidates, universities, non-profits, and luminaries, helping them use public relations strategies to impact the policy process. Neal has represented clients in the defense, education, technology, communications, transportation, energy, and ecommerce industries, always with a laser focus on his clients’ objectives.
Neal came to kglobal from Edelman, where he served as a Vice President focusing on policy communications, third party engagement, and op-ed writing across dozens of major clients. Before joining Edelman, he served as Director of External Relations at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), a large defense and national security think tank, where he was responsible for the organization’s media and congressional relations, digital communications, and events. He quintupled the size of CNAS’ media footprint while hosting events with then-Vice President Joseph Biden, then-Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter, and a host of Senators and military leaders.
Neal is an active commentator on politics, policy, and current events, both for himself and for his clients. His op-eds have appeared in The USA Today, Politico, FoxNews.com, The Houston Chronicle, and CNN.com among many others. He has placed op-eds for clients in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, and dozens of other critical outlets.
Neal received his B.A. in Government and Religion from Bowdoin College.
One last thing. Neal’s hero is Bruce Springsteen. Neal has been to over 20 Springsteen concerts, including “Springsteen on Broadway,” and dreams of writing something Springsteen likes.