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Deanna Leblanc

Vice President, Public Relations and Crisis Communications
The Castle Group, Senior Account Director, Public Relations, Deanna LeBlanc

A veteran of the television news industry, I know what reporters are looking for. I build PR strategies across various sectors with a focus on the energy industry’s community and consumer engagement. I have also worked with clients in professional and financial services and nonprofits to develop and implement strategic public relations programs that deliver timely, consistent, and concise messages to the audiences that matter most.

As a VP within Castle’s crisis communication practice, I bring a reporter’s mindset when advising a range of clients on sensitive issues – I know how to anticipate and manage reporters’ toughest questions. Leaning on my television background, I have also successfully media-trained corporate executives, entrepreneurs, and government officials.

Before making the switch to Public Relations, I worked in the public sector as a law enforcement communications director, building proactive campaigns and managing a range of sensitive issues and crises.

When I’m not working, I’m happily chasing my three young children and our elderly golden retriever, Murphy. I’m a proud Navy spouse and alumna of the University of Maryland.