Kevin Lewis, Partner

  • Attended the same Brooklyn High School as the Notorious RBG and Chuck Schumer
  • Stevie Wonder once sang him happy birthday
  • Climbed Table Mountain in South Africa

Kevin Lewis has over a decade of experience in high stakes leadership roles in government, public affairs, political campaigns and corporate communications.

At Seven Letter, Kevin specializes in counseling corporate, nonprofit, and issue advocacy clients on media relations, brand elevation, reputation management, regulatory challenges and executing complex media strategies. Previously, Kevin served as a Partner at Blue Engine Message & Media, which merged with JDA Frontline in 2018 to form Seven Letter.

Prior to joining Blue Engine, Kevin most notably served as chief spokesman and senior advisor to former President Barack Obama, communication director at the U.S. Department of Justice and spokesman in the Obama White House.

During the course of two-terms in the Obama Administration, Kevin held several roles where he managed national and regional press roll-outs on signature priority issues including criminal justice reform, civil rights, community-police relations, LGBT rights, defending Americans against hate crimes, combatting opioid abuse, strengthening national security, and advancing anti-corruption efforts. Kevin provided hands-on crisis response support following high-profile tragedies including mass shootings in Charleston and Orlando, and terrorist attacks in Paris and San Bernardino. Prior to his time at the Justice Department, Kevin served as a White House spokesman in the Office of Media affairs and press aid in the Office of the Press Secretary.

As one of the first Obama Campaign staffers in Chicago, Kevin served as a press aide on the exploratory committee just five days before then-Senator Obama announced his historic run for president. He went on to serve as deputy press secretary on the Obama Campaign’s staff in Michigan for the 2008 General Election and later a spokesman on the 2009 Inaugural Committee before ultimately joining the Obama Administration.