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Vice President
“By any means necessary.”
— Malcolm X, 1965

An experienced advocate and communications professional, LEVICK Vice President Philip Elwood has led high-profile branding and crisis management campaigns in the fields of financial services, aerospace, healthcare, telecommunications, international relations, and public policy development. Throughout his career, Mr. Elwood has led media outreach efforts for countries, national coalitions, non-profits, small businesses, and a host of major corporations.


Mr. Elwood’s work with global companies has enhanced their brands in some of the world’s most challenging regions, including Turkey, Chile, Qatar, and other nations in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. He has executed and provided support for initiatives and events on every continent (with the exception Antarctica).

Additionally, Mr. Elwood has worked with NGOs such as Autism Speaks, the ONE Campaign, the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition, the Open Hands Initiative, the Qatar Foundation, AARP’s Global Network, and other global nonprofit/advocacy organizations. In late 2010, Mr. Elwood was part of the team which successfully orchestrated the nation of Qatar’s winning bid to host the FIFA World Cup in 2022.

Mr. Elwood has also advised executives of the largest healthcare and pharmaceutical companies in the world. In this capacity he coordinated efforts with a number of health advocacy organizations for local, national, and international campaigns focused on early childhood health and nutrition.

Mr. Elwood’s government experience was honed on the staff of Senator Carl Levin (D-MI), Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, where he worked on campaign finance, ethics, government affairs, and a host of other issues. Early in his career he worked for the late Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan (D-NY). His time in government resulted in invaluable relationships on Capitol Hill, in Executive Branch departments and agencies, and in foreign embassies and consulates throughout the nation.

Bachelor of Arts in Government
Georgetown University
Masters of Social and Public Communication
London School of Economics

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