Adam Clampitt, founder and president of DCG, is a seasoned executive and manager with vast experience in strategic communications, corporate and government public affairs, internal communications, digital media, and community relations. In his role, he develops and implements the firm’s business development strategy, providing integrated communications strategies for clients, and overseeing long-range initiatives to improve organizational reputation. Prior to founding DCG, Adam spent four years at WPP sister companies Burson Cohen & Wolfe and H&K Strategies where he held the position of vice president and managed several of the firms’ largest clients.
With 20 years as a public affairs officer in the Navy Reserve, Adam worked for Gen. Stanley McChrystal as the director of public affairs planning and social media for the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Kabul, Afghanistan. In this position, he was responsible for building public affairs capacity during the much-publicized troop surge and developed the command’s groundbreaking social media strategy, internationally recognized as the most successful military digital campaign to date. As the first person to hold that title, he built the social media network to communicate the mission in Afghanistan to service members and the general public. Adam has received numerous professional awards such as the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, three Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals, NATO Medal for Service with ISAF, and the Afghanistan Campaign Medal.
In his downtime, Adam enjoys spending time with his eight-year-old twins and his wife, Caitlin, going on hikes in Asheville, N.C., and relaxing on the beaches of Fort Lauderdale.
Bachelor’s in Political Science, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Master’s in Public Policy, University of California, Los Angeles