McCarthy Center — Public Affairs
Larry  Kamer

Larry Kamer

Lecturer

Larry began his career as a political campaign manager and consultant, working for former U.S. Senator Paul Simon and Reps. Abner Mikva and Lane Evans of Illinois, and former California Lt. Governor Leo T. McCarthy. Today, he is a veteran public affairs strategist and an expert in the management of difficult, public-facing challenges that determine the future of reputations, brands, and careers. His skills come from more than 30 years' work as a communications consultant, an executive in international marketing and communications firms, a political advisor, and an entrepreneur. He has worked with boards of directors, senior executives, and law firms in the management of high-profile investigations, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, land use issues, product recalls, media exposes and other controversies. Mr. Kamer specializes in the development of scenario and readiness plans, real-time crisis and media management, and in the implementation of post-crisis improvements. Mr. Kamer has been honored as a "PR All-Star" (Holmes Report), and as one of "America's Top 10 Crisis Busters" (PR Week). According to Corporate Legal Times, "Larry Kamer can stop any rumor." He won a Silver Anvil award, the PR industry's highest honor, for his work on a national product recall for Castleberry's Food Company in 2007.

Courses Offered
  • Critical Thinking and Crisis Management