Longtime Public Affairs Professional and Author to Provide Strategic Counsel and Thought Leadership Expertise to LEVICK
March 04, 2015—In the latest step in LEVICK’s ongoing growth and rapid expansion, the communications firm announced the hiring of Timothy M. Gay, an expert who has spent decades providing communications counsel and thought leadership expertise to clients across the industry spectrum.
Mr. Gay was most recently Senior Vice President at Grayling and its predecessor firm, Dutko Grayling. He also brings 15 years at other public affairs agencies, including Powell Tate, and nearly a decade of experience as a press secretary on Capitol Hill, where he worked for Representative (now Senator) Tom Carper (D-DE) and now-retired Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-WV).
“Tim Gay is well known throughout Washington and the country as a consummate public affairs professional and a true thought leadership specialist,” said LEVICK President Mark Irion. “The expertise he gleaned from his years of work in energy, environment, and technology policy will undoubtedly prove to be a valuable asset to LEVICK’s existing and future clients.”
In addition to his agency experience, Mr. Gay has published four books on American popular history, including: ASSIGNMENT TO HELL, a book on five great U.S. WWII correspondents that was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in history; SAVAGE WILL, a real life WWII escape adventure; a biography of baseball great Tris Speaker, which was a finalist for the baseball community’s two most prestigious awards; and a history of interracial baseball before Jackie Robinson integrated the big leagues, which won the 2010 Sporting News-SABR Book of the Year.
Mr. Gay has been featured on PBS’s “History Detectives,” and in a PBS documentary about the 50th anniversary of Walter Cronkite’s coverage of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination. He has also contributed to a documentary on President Lyndon Baines Johnson and civil rights that will air later this year on PBS and the BBC. He is a 1976 graduate of Georgetown University.