Narrative Adds Three: Public Affairs Veteran David Pasch Joins as Managing Director

by | Sep 19, 2023

Firm Adds Crisis and Risk Management Expertise As It Marks Its Fourth Anniversary

Washington, D.C.Narrative Strategies announced today the addition of a new senior team member with the hiring of David Pasch as Managing Director. Pasch is a public affairs agency veteran with more than a decade of strategic communications experience, including time in the executive branch, Congress, political advocacy, and presidential politics. Narrative also announced the additions of Keenan Doheny as Senior Manager and Drew Dacey as Strategic Communications Associate.

“David is a seasoned public affairs professional who has successfully built best-in-class campaigns, led teams, and delivered winning results for clients,” said Narrative Strategies Founding Partner Ken Spain. “David has worked across a wide range of industries – including healthcare, financial services, antitrust, technology, aviation, and more – and possesses an unparalleled understanding of the factors shaping public policy debates on Capitol Hill and in state legislatures across the country.

“Keenan’s experience helping Fortune 100 companies anticipate crises and manage their reputations is an immediate value-add as companies navigate a challenging political landscape,” Spain added. “As Narrative celebrates its fourth anniversary this month, the additions of David, Keenan, and Drew will only bolster our ability to deliver premium account management and strategic communications services for our growing roster of clients.”

David Pasch comes to Narrative from Targeted Victory, where he most recently served as Executive Vice President. There, Pasch helped construct the firm’s public affairs practice, specializing in everything from advising clients within the financial services space on mergers and acquisitions to executing full-scale issue advocacy campaigns. Previously, Pasch served as Digital Director at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and as Communications Director for U.S. Representative Peter Roskam (R-IL). He earned bachelor’s degrees in Latin American Studies and Spanish from Vanderbilt University.

Keenan Doheny joins Narrative as a Senior Manager after most recently serving as a Senior Account Supervisor on Edelman’s U.S. crisis and risk team. During his tenure at Edelman, Doheny also functioned as co-leader of the firm’s Business Risk and Intelligence practice, leveraging the team’s collective legal, political, and corporate experience to provide clients with competitive intelligence to inform decision-making. Doheny graduated from Wake Forest University, earning History and Political Science degrees.

Drew Dacey joins the firm as a Strategic Communications Associate after interning for multiple strategic communications shops, including Narrative Strategies. Dacey earned a bachelor’s degree in Media Production and Entrepreneurship with a focus in Social Media Marketing from High Point University.

About Narrative Strategies:

Narrative is a full-service strategic communications firm creatively solving today’s most demanding reputational and public affairs challenges at the convergence of business, media, and politics. Narrative is a premier partner for the world’s most influential brands by building upon our deep experience synthesizing complex issues and executing public affairs, media and public relations, crisis response, and other mission-critical initiatives. Our expertise spans industries and issue sets, including biopharmaceuticals, consumer products, energy, financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, tax, trade, technology, and more. We are powered by an award-winning team of senior strategists, detail-oriented practitioners, and imaginative creators who provide premium-level counsel and integrated service offerings that shape the ever-evolving communications landscape. To learn more, visit narrativedc.com.

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