Alan Hermesch Public Relations, LLC, is a public relations firm headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area. It provides strategic communications, marketing communications, issues management, crisis communications and fund-raising services to a variety of clients.

Founded in 2000, the firm focuses on strategic communications that deliver successful solutions to communications, marketing and public affairs issues, goals and objectives.

Its capabilities include media relations, issues and crisis management, publications, marketing communications, speechwriting, and meetings planning and promotion.

Alan Hermesch, president of the firm, has worked for the last 30 years in public relations, fund raising, marketing, advertising and journalism. Prior to starting the firm, he served for three years as vice president at Meharry Medical College, where he managed the college’s institutional advancement and marketing communications strategies as well as its $125-million capital campaign. Previously, he worked at Howard University, where for 18 years he played a leading role in the communications of that university, serving as spokesman for the institution and as director of university communications. Additionally, he has served as an adjunct professor of communications on the faculties of Howard University, Marymount University and Mount Vernon College.

Before coming to Washington, he headed a public relations agency in St. Louis, where clients included political candidates, a major architectural firm, a national association of beer wholesalers, a prestigious college preparatory school, one of the city’s leading real estate developers, an industrial products wholesaler, a suburban municipality, the local public housing authority, the archdiocesan commission on human rights and an auto racetrack.

Alan Hermesch earned the master of arts degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and the bachelor of science degree in journalism from the University of Kansas.



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