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 29 years of public relations experience, and has held managerial and executive-level positions at small, mid-sized, and large New York-based agencies, including industry leaders Ruder-Finn and Financial Dynamics. Read more »

Seth Linden
President
Seth Linden’s extensive journalistic and PR agency experience drives results for our clients. President of the firm since 2014, he has a sharp focus on ensuring that the entire DLPR team delivers an exceptional client experience and meaningful business value, which has contributed to the firm’s growth and recognition as a PR industry leader. Read more »

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

Zach Leibowitz
Executive Vice President
Zach Leibowitz, executive vice president, manages the broadcast efforts for the agency’s accounts in both the asset and wealth management and professional services groups. 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 »

Alexa West
Director
Alexa West works with the firm’s financial and professional services clients to create comprehensive programs that include media relations, strategic guidance, and corporate brand development. Read more »

Shree Dhond
Director
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 »

Ben Jaffe
Director
Ben Jaffe has worked with a range of asset management and financial service clients throughout his career, currently focusing on the ETF and investment banking industries. He takes a holistic account management approach to client branding, marketing, and sales needs through the development of comprehensive media and communications campaigns to support those efforts. Read more »

Robert Kline
Creative Director
Robert Kline is an award-winning creative director, art director, designer, and copywriter with significant experience in marketing organizations and their products via branding campaigns, programs, PR and events. Read more »