Management Team

Richard Dukas
Chairman & CEO
Richard Dukas plays an active role on many of the firm’s marquee asset management and financial clients. He has 28 years of public relations experience, and launched DLPR in 2003. Read more »

Seth Linden
Seth Linden directs DLPR’s financial services group and manages a group of clients comprised of investment banks, national credit union organizations and professional services firms. He also provides personalized media coaching and counseling to DLPR’s clients. Read more »

Zach Leibowitz
Executive Vice President
Zach Leibowitz, executive vice president of media relations & broadcast interviews, manages the broadcast efforts across all three of the agency’s practice groups and also runs the print and online media efforts for a number of the agency’s largest accounts, including Raymond James and JMP Group. Read more »

Stephanie Dressler
Senior Vice President
Stephanie Dressler is the day-to-day account manager for several of DLPR’s largest accounts. She plays a hands-on role in developing and advising on media relations, brand development and strategic positioning for several of the firm’s marquee asset management accounts. Read more »

Edward Nebb
Senior Managing Director

Ed Nebb is a corporate & financial communicator and investor relations advisor with extensive experience in helping clients effectively convey their vision, values and investment approaches. Read more »

Sean Dougherty
Senior Vice President, Media Relations

Sean Dougherty manages the agency’s professional services clients, including accounting and law firms, housing and mortgage companies, investment banks and various B2B consultancies. Read more »

Zach Kouwe
Senior Vice President, Special Situations
Zach helps lead DLPR’s asset management practice group while assisting across the
agency in crisis communications and content development. He is also a key member of DLPR’s institutional and alternatives practice group. He works closely with the firm’s highest profile clients, including hedge funds, private equity firms and activist investors, to devise and execute their strategic communications plans. Read more »

Ted Smith
Vice President, Institutional and Alternatives Practice Group
Ted Smith co-manages the institutional and alternatives practice group at DLPR, where he specializes in leading comprehensive public relations programs focused on strategic communications, media relations and brand management. He plays the lead role on a range of diversified asset manager and hedge fund accounts, and works with large institutional and retail firms, including Eaton Vance and Neuberger Berman. Read more »

Shree Dhond
Shree co-manages DLPR’s institutional and alternatives practice group, focusing on the private equity and hedge fund spaces. He specializes in developing and implementing media engagement and thought leadership campaigns that are aligned with asset managers’ investment strategies and business development goals. Read more »

Gail Katz Dukas
Chief Operating Officer
Gail Katz Dukas is active “behind-the-scenes” at DLPR, managing the firm’s accounting and human resources departments, as well as its website. Read more »