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Damian O'Doherty

Principal, KO Public Affairs


Damian is a media executive who represents Fortune 100 companies, NFL athletes, prominent family offices, trade associations, university presidents, master plan developers, and U.S. Governors and Mayors - all in high stakes and crisis communications.

Growing up in politics between the Washington and Baltimore beltways, Damian’s style of advocacy combines a D.C. politico savvy with gritty, Baltimore storytelling and machine politics follow-through.

Over his career, Damian developed into an “outside fighter” who uses his significant reach and network to marshal a broad mix of media, 3rd party support, and tactical content combinations to every public bout.

CNN’s Jeff Zeleny said Damian’s campaign creative was the one to watch in the 2016 U.S. Presidential Democratic Primary campaign. Damian’s content-centered approach to public affairs allows his clients, working in everything from real estate, tech, transportation, healthcare, and energy - to become the media and not simply react to it.

“There is nothing more rewarding than holding elected officials, stakeholders, and media organizations accountable to the communities they serve.”

– Damian O’Doherty
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