Ed Stevens

Ed Stevens

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Meet Ed Stevens

In his free time, Ed enjoys keeping up with Cleveland sports, playing tennis and spending time with family at his summer cottage.

Ed Stevens joined our team as chairman emeritus following Roop & Co.’s merger with Stevens Strategic Communications (SSC), an integrated marketing agency based in Westlake. As the former owner of SSC, he provides senior counsel and oversight for the business.

Ed has extensive experience in integrated marketing communications, PR, corporate communications, media relations, crisis communications and strategic planning. Before founding SSC, he led corporate communications for two Fortune 500 electric utility companies. Prior to that, he served as vice chairman and president of marketing communications for Dix & Eaton.

Over his distinguished career, Ed has been recognized with numerous industry awards, including PRSA’s Lighthouse Award, Advertising Hall of Fame, Erie Ad Person of the Year and Best of Show at the PRSA Rocks Awards. He also received the Legion of Merit for his service as an Army Reserve Officer and Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army Office of the Chief of Public Affairs. Ed graduated from John Carroll University with a bachelor’s degree in English.

“The PR profession actually had its roots in military propaganda. Today, PR is the truth told brilliantly at the right time through targeted mediums. Follow-up research, profitable sales and behavioral changes tell us how well we’re doing.”

Ed Stevens

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