Doug Curry is an experienced communications strategist and executive speechwriter skilled at positioning individuals and organizations as global thought leaders. He has shaped message for members of Congress, cabinet members, and multinational C-suites, as well as nonprofit and academic leadership and a number of figures in entertainment.
Before founding Curry+Butler, Doug was an Obama administration appointee, serving as Senior Speechwriter to the Secretary at the U.S. Department of the Treasury. In that role, his writing focused on a range of domestic and international issues including economic development, trade and economic sanctions, financial services reform, and financial inclusion, among others.
Prior to public service, he led executive communications for the president and CEO of United Way Worldwide. His work helped support critical human investment strategies around the world, often focusing on the importance of innovative public-private partnerships in driving more inclusive and sustainable economic growth.
He has helped advance advocacy and public awareness efforts throughout his career, including representing the U.S. recorded music industry as Director of Communications for the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) during the internationally covered Napster litigation.
Doug began his career serving as an aide to U.S. Senator Bob Kerrey of Nebraska, where he worked in both his policy and political offices.
Meghan E. Butler is a writer and a communications strategist. Her journalistic curiosity, combined with close to 20 years of communications consulting, corporate PR, and agency experience, guide her clients to identify and answer the right questions, not the most obvious ones. She uses her time with world-class organizations to help clients dig deep to find the truth and use it to meet their business objectives.
Meghan’s award-winning PR and writing work have supported Seventh Generation, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, Brown-Forman, Dell, RadioShack, and Nike, to name a few. Her recent thought leadership work with “Brand Under Fire” earned coverage in the Wall Street Journal, NPR and The Atlantic.
As a leadership coach and a published writer, Meghan is on a mission to create a more emotionally intelligent world by helping people make real-time connections that matter. Her “Emotional Intelligence @ Work” editorial platform is designed in service of emerging leaders, established leaders, and the people who coach them. She currently contributes to Fast Company and Thrive Global. Her leadership commentary can also be found at Inc. Magazine and The Muse. She’s also written for Rolling Stone Magazine.
Most recently, Meghan spoke at and moderated a panel on workplace culture and employee engagement for Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network summit in Singapore. And she presented to Austin Independent School District administrators re emotional intelligence at work. She’s been invited to lecture on PR at Texas State, UVM, and to Harvard Business School students, and on emotional intelligence at University of Texas at Austin.
In addition to Curry+Butler: Writing to Influence, Meghan is a co-founder and partner at Frame+Function, a strategic communications and branding consultancy. She was recently recognized by the 2019 Austin Under 40 Awards, and was selected as a finalist for Austin Business Journal’s 2019 Profiles in Power.