Steve Drake (continued)

Steve Drake

Previously, Steve held senior executive positions in the corporate and public relations agency sectors. As vice president, communications with Laureate Education, Inc., formerly Sylvan Learning Systems, Inc., Drake built and managed the first comprehensive corporate communications function for the $1 billion, then-publicly traded global provider of education services.

Before that, Steve held positions of increasing responsibility with Fleishman-Hillard, Inc. There, over a 12-year span, he served the marketing and public affairs needs of clients in many sectors, including telecommunications, financial services, consumer products, transportation and retail. In the mid- to late-1990s, he launched and managed the firm’s presence in China, opening offices and serving clients in Beijing, Shanghai, and throughout Asia. Upon his return to Washington, DC, Drake directed Fleishman-Hillard’s international practice.
Drake holds both a Master’s and Bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Maryland, where he currently serves as an adjunct professor in the Department of Communication and in the executive MBA program at University of Maryland University College.  He teaches, speaks and writes on a range of communications topics, including public relations in China, international public relations, and strategic thinking.


Robert Udowitz (continued)

Robert Udowitz

Previously, he worked in the Washington offices of global public relations agency Fleishman-Hillard, Inc. and the public affairs firm Powell Tate. His client work ranged in scope from crisis, foreign trade, M&A support, defense, anti-trust, social marketing, transportation, and the environment.


Robert began his career in New York City.  He has a BA in Communications from the State University of New York College at Buffalo.

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