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Trusted Communication Advisers


Launched in 2009, Dale Curtis Communications provides public relations and content services to corporate and nonprofit clients who need expert help in honing their messages, gaining positive visibility and advancing their agendas, particularly in the public affairs sphere.

Founder and CEO Dale Curtis offers more than 25 years of Washington communications experience, including senior positions in government, business and the media. He is supported by a team of communications and policy experts bringing decades of combined experience and well-developed skills in a range of issues and tactics.

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Trusted Communication Advisers


Launched in 2009, Dale Curtis Communications provides public relations and content services to corporate and nonprofit clients who need expert help in honing their messages, gaining positive visibility and advancing their agendas, particularly in the public affairs sphere.

Founder and CEO Dale Curtis offers more than 25 years of Washington communications experience, including senior positions in government, business and the media. He is supported by a team of communications and policy experts bringing decades of combined experience and well-developed skills in a range of issues and tactics.

THE DCC EXPERIENCE
 

DCC works with leading companies, associations, and nonprofits that need additional communications support in public relations, public affairs, and business-to-government (B2G) marketing and positioning.

Each and every one of our clients benefit from a thorough analysis of its unique PR strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats, and we carefully develop the best messaging and communications tactics to advance your agenda.

 

We offer several key advantages over many other PR firms:  

  • Broad experience in government, industry, and the media;
  • An ability to offer both strategic advice and flawless tactical performance across many functions;
  • Deep knowledge of public policy issues;
  • Proactive, senior-level attention; and
  • Excellent value for your investment.
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Meet our team


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Meet our team


DALE CURTIS  FOUNDER & CEO

Dale offers clients more than 30 years of experience in Washington, D.C.-focused communications, including senior positions in industry, government, and the news media. He has developed and led the execution of award-winning communications strategies for organizations of all sizes, with deep experience in technology, telecommunications, national security, public safety, environment, energy, education, and global issues. He has written, edited, produced, and/or published hundreds of articles, reports, ads, and other pieces in print, video, and online venues.

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  • Independent communications consultant and entrepreneur
  • In-house PR chief for a global industry association
  • Senior account leader in two top PR agencies, with clients including the Business Software Alliance (BSA), SAP, Qwest, the High-Tech Digital TV Coalition, and CTIA
  • News editor and business executive at National Journal Group
  • Press secretary and speechwriter in the US House and White House
  • Experience working with dozens of executives in government, business, and nonprofits
  • International experience in Europe, Asia, and Latin America
  • Degrees from Harvard College and The George Washington University
 
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Marsha Smith — director of operations

Marsha worked at the YMCA of Metropolitan Washington for more than 10 years prior to joining DCC in 2014. During her time as Associate Executive Director for the YMCA, she was responsible for leading teams in program management, business, human resources, marketing, special events, volunteering, senior services, and facilities and properties. At DCC, Marsha leads administration, accounting, human resources, and operations planning.

 
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PETER MORSCHECK — SENIOR ACCOUNT SUPERVISOR

Peter is a skilled marketing, public affairs, and communications professional. Peter joined DCC in September 2014, and specializes in account management, media relations, and messaging and materials. He previously spent more than five years at Hill+Knowlton Strategies, assisting the public affairs team on a range of Fortune 500 clients spanning the commercial, financial services, and technology sectors. His prior policy advocacy career includes work for the Japanese Embassy and U.S. Senate. He holds a BA in English from Guilford College and an MBA from the University of Maryland.

 

DAVID MACAIONE — BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANT

David brings years of experience and an extensive professional network in media and entertainment, intellectual property protection and licensing, and consumer products. He started out with Roger Enrico, CEO of Pepsi Cola, writing speeches and shareholder presentations. Later, David launched Country Music Television (CMT) in Europe and went on to build the Odyssey Channel for sale to Crown Media, becoming The Hallmark Channel. David ran several independent film and television companies supplying content to the Canadian Broadcasting Company (CBC), PAX/Ion, Lifetime, NBC and Showtime Networks, and he has been involved in transactions with Lionsgate, MGM, NBC Universal, Paramount, and Sony Pictures. David is a former member of the Television Executives Section of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (ATAS), which awards the Television Emmys as well as the Fred Rogers Foundation Scholarships. He has worked on behalf of musicians and performers’ rights for SESAC as well as The Nashville Songwriters Association.  He acted on behalf of the Film and Creative Industries Division of the Government of Nova Scotia, strategically expanding relationships in Hollywood. He is a published author of articles in the area of IP protection and trans-border satellite broadcasting. David has a B.S. in Marketing from Boston College and a JD/MBA from Vanderbilt University.