Dan Rene possesses more than a decade of trusted communications experience in media relations and crisis communications. His background includes political campaign management, legislative advocacy, grassroots initiatives, and corporate communications.
Mr. Rene has specialized in communications, advertising, grassroots, public affairs, and research for numerous corporate clients. He has protected the reputations of athletes accused of using performance-enhancing drugs; entertainers facing tax evasion charges; politicians embroiled in personal and public crises; and corporations dealing with reputational threats.
Mr. Rene has also helped numerous individuals, associations, and corporations define and promote their personal and organizational brands via diverse media, including television and radio appearances, as well as media receptions and news conferences. Mr. Rene has implemented several consumer media relations and corporate branding campaigns for products such as Proctor & Gamble’s Febreze®, Clorox’s Fresh Step Crystals®, and Olestra (Olean).
In 2006, Mr. Rene was responsible for coordinating the media outreach for the funeral of Civil Rights icon, Coretta Scott King. He has also devised communications strategies for clients as diverse as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, The Chandra Levy Family, and the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis.
Mr. Rene has served as Communications Director for the National Legal and Policy Center, a non-profit, nonpartisan foundation dedicated to promoting ethics and accountability in government. Mr. Rene also served as Campaign Manager for Citizens For Reform, where he implemented a nationwide grassroots campaign to bring accountability to legal services organizations. This successful effort led to the Legal Services Accountability Project that today continues to expose and publicize instances of abuse and lawbreaking by attorneys.
Mr. Rene has also served in leadership roles in dozens of political campaigns in the Commonwealth of Virginia and volunteers for many candidates and causes. He is a Member of the National Eagle Scout Association and the Catholic Business Network.