Eric Bovim is the CEO and co-founder. He leads several of the firm’s Fortune 500 accounts and was named by PR Week as one of the top “40 under 40” PR professionals in the country in 2008.
Eric specializes in developing winning strategies for major companies, helping clients use social media tools and innovative approaches to achieve public relations success. His work for the Pool Safety Council, which he led in 2009, won numerous industry awards – including an Honorable Mention for Public Affairs Campaign of the Year at the PR Week awards as well as a Bronze Mercury Award for Outstanding Achievement in corporate communications.
During Eric’s tenure, GA has grown from a two-man start-up into one of the top 60 privately-held firms in the country.
Eric began his career as a foreign correspondent, reporting for Dow Jones Newswires in Madrid. He appeared as an on-air analyst for CNBC Europe, covering telecommunications and Internet stocks for the network, and his articles were published frequently in the Wall Street Journal. He later joined the Reuters Madrid bureau, focusing on European equities, terrorism and interviewing visiting Heads of State.
After leaving journalism in 2001, Eric served as communications director for U.S. Sen. Conrad Burns (R-Montana). In 2002 he joined DCI Group, one of the nation's largest privately owned public affairs firms. As vice president of client services, he managed to grow the firm’s corporate communications practice substantially, leading account teams for clients such as Google, Merck, Gilead Sciences, Pfizer, PhRMA, NASDAQ Stock Market, Dole Food Company, and Amgen as well as private equity interests.
Eric has deep issue experience in global health, international trade policy, sovereign debt and corporate social responsibility (CSR). In 2003, he was part of a delegation of business leaders, consultants and health experts that traveled to sub-Saharan Africa, led by then-Secretary of Health Tommy Thompson, to evaluate the impact of HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis in local communities.
Eric is married and has three children. A Washington, D.C., native, he is a graduate of Phillips Exeter Academy and holds a B.A. in English from College of the Holy Cross.
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