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Marc Berger

Marc is an expert communicator, business leader and strategist with a passion for executive communications, crisis management, thought leadership, media relations and international engagement.
Expert communicator
Problem solver
Crisis maven
Husker at heart

As vice president, Marc leads the DH Puget Sound team and provides senior-level counsel to the firm’s diverse clients. He oversees executive communications practice, developing strategies and creating speeches, articles and other leadership communications for executives in a wide range of industries.

Marc also heads crisis communications in the Puget Sound, helping clients prepare for and manage reputation challenges, drawing on his expertise in media relations, crisis messaging and internal communications. Marc is adept at gathering information, analyzing complex situations and synthesizing clear, compelling content.

Marc cares deeply about helping visionary leaders build awareness and support for their work and business goals. He excels at solving problems and bringing together intersecting interests, people and priorities to identify the best path forward. Marc develops powerful community engagement strategies to ensure his clients are connected to the stakeholders that matter most. He has expertise in the health care, technology, transportation, financial services, legal and nonprofit sectors.

Prior to joining the firm in 2013, Marc spent over a decade living in, studying and engaging professionally with China. He previously worked at the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations, the nation’s foremost organization promoting constructive Sino-American relations.

The Puget Sound Business Journal recognized Marc in 2020 as a ‘40 Under 40’ honoree. Marc is a leadership fellow of the Henry M. Jackson Foundation, and former fellow of the World Affairs Council of Seattle. He is the board chair of the Washington State China Relations Council, a board member of the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, a former board member of the Economic Development Council of Seattle and King County, and a member of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations.

Marc received his master’s degree from Columbia University, where he focused on international relations, Chinese foreign policy and media. He is a graduate of Wesleyan University in Connecticut.

A native of Lincoln, Nebraska, Marc’s passion for Cornhusker football is surpassed only by his love of all things guitar. He lives in Seattle with his wife and two young boys.

Education

MA, East Asian Languages and Cultures
Columbia University

BA, East Asian Studies
Wesleyan University

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