Robert Udowitz is a trusted advisor in crisis communications, public relations, and public affairs who works with private and public companies to grow and protect their brands. Mr. Udowitz has worked with real estate clientele, publicly traded corporations, and on events involving foreign dignitaries and other high-profile individuals. He has also represented foreign and U.S.-based companies embroiled in crises including recalls, predatory pricing, consumer complaints, contract disputes, boardroom battles, and advocacy group protests.
Mr. Udowitz’s experience includes work with one of the largest credit card security companies in the world, which is a pioneer in PCI compliance and emerging tokenization and point-to-point encryption technologies. He has also consulted on issues related to foreign trade, government contracting and travel. His clients have included trade associations, technology companies, a publishing company, and a financial research and investment corporation.
Mr. Udowitz handled what was, at its time, the largest meat recall in U.S. history for the Hudson Beef Corporation. He has also worked with several multinational companies and foreign governments seeking public affairs support. In the earliest days of eco-terrorism concerns, Udowitz worked with a large multinational mining company to prepare its crisis communications strategy.
Mr. Udowitz has helped a major technology firm through layoffs and cutbacks and a shipping company involved with a hostile takeover. He also created the social marketing practice at a leading communications firm when it began working for the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy.
In 2006, Mr. Udowitz was appointed a Board Member of Washington Independent Writers. Since the 1980s, Udowitz has been a member of the Public Relations Society of America and has served on its Board and in various capacities. He was also a founder of the DC Tech Communicators Forum and a former board member of the Independent Public Relations
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