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.
She is a co-founder of Curry+Butler: Writing to Influence, a strategic writing collaborative and speaker coaching service – the latter for which she was trained by TED; and a co-founder and partner at Frame+Function, a strategic communications and branding consultancy.
Meghan’s award-winning PR, branding and writing work has supported Seventh Generation, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, Dell, RadioShack, and Nike, to name a few. Her recent PR and writing work with “Brand Under Fire” earned coverage in the Wall Street Journal, NPR and The Atlantic.
Meghan is on a mission to create a more emotionally intelligent world. Her “Emotional Intelligence @ Work” editorial platform is designed in service of emerging leaders, established leaders, and the people who coach them. She contributes to Thrive Global and Fast Company, and was a columnist at Inc. Magazine. She has spoken on emotional intelligence at UT-Austin, for the Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network summit in Singapore, and for Austin Independent School District, among others. She is certified by MHS Systems to administer and coach to the EQ-i 2.0 and EQ-i 360 psychometric assessments.
In 2019, Meghan was recognized by Austin Under 40, and was named a finalist for Austin Business Journal’s “Profiles in Power,” for her contributions to communications, journalism and leadership development.