Kevin Lewis is a senior communications professional with over a decade of experience in high stakes leadership roles, most notably serving as spokesman for the Obama White House and U.S Department of Justice. Drawing on his experience managing crisis communications, fostering media relations, and executing complex media strategies in the national spotlight, Kevin’s work as a member of Blue Engine’s senior management team includes counseling corporate and nonprofit clients on issues related to legislative advocacy, regulatory change and reputation management.
Kevin most recently served as chief spokesperson for former President Barack Obama. As a “key member of the team determining how Obama communicates with the public,” according to the Washington Post, he helped develop Obama’s post-presidency public profile, message events, and establish a brand management process for the office.
During the course of two-terms in the Obama Administration, Kevin held several roles in the White House and under Attorneys General Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch, including acting-communications director, principal deputy communications director, senior advisor for strategic communications and press secretary. He managed national and regional press roll-outs on signature priority issues including criminal justice reform, civil rights, community-police relations, LGBT rights, defending Americans against hate crimes, combatting opioid abuse, strengthening national security, and advancing anti-corruption efforts. Kevin provided hands-on crisis response support following high-profile tragedies including mass shootings in Charleston and Orlando, and terrorist attacks in Paris and San Bernardino. Prior to his time at the Justice Department, Kevin served as a White House spokesman in the Office of Media affairs and press aid in the Office of the Press Secretary.
As one of the first Obama Campaign staffers in Chicago, Kevin served as a press aide on the exploratory committee just five days before then-Senator Obama announced his historic run for president. He went on to serve as deputy press secretary on the Obama Campaign’s staff in Michigan for the 2008 General Election and later a spokesman on the 2009 Inaugural Committee before ultimately joining the Obama Administration.
A proud native of Brooklyn, NY and an NYU alum, Kevin currently resides in Arlington, VA with his wife and young son.