jeremy desel

Jeremy Desel

Vice-President, Media and Reputation

Jeremy Desel is a former television journalist and state agency spokesperson but first and foremost he is a storyteller. He now brings the key element of a media member perspective to every crisis response or reputational issue. In most cases, he has faced the situation from the other side helping to guide numerous companies, individuals, and agencies – from the c-suite on down – beyond the crisis and into solidifying their aims or reputations.

Professional History

Jeremy’s corporate communications expertise is underpinned by an unmatched media perspective. As a national Edward R Murrow and 21-time EMMY winning reporter and investigator he led coverage and exposed wrongdoing big and small on situations like the BP Deepwater Horizon explosion and spill, the Enron scandal, the Firestone Tire global recall, the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster, and many others.

As a Director of Communications for Texas’ largest state agency he handled some of the most controversial policy engagements of our time including the response to COVID-19, prison conditions, escapes, and the application of the Death Penalty.

Media Training requires more than just teaching. Jeremy brings the real-life reporter’s lens to all sessions and scenarios. He has been training everyone from Fortune 50 CEOs to plant managers to prison wardens not just on the basics of media interaction, but advanced scenario-based interactions which build skills for anyone who may encounter media as a part of their role.

Jeremy’s clients include global public and private corporations in the energy sector, major healthcare systems, colleges and universities, public figures, food and beverage companies, and law firms.

Area of Expertise

  • Public Relations Society of America (PRSA)
  • National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (Former National Trustee)
  • American Marketing Association (AMA)


  • Vice President, Media and Reputation Argyle (Houston, TX office)
  • Vice President, Corporate Reputation Edelman
  • Director of Communications, Chief Spokesperson Texas Department of Criminal Justice
  • Senior Reporter KHOU-TV, (CBS) Houston, TX
  • Master of Arts, Mass Communication (1994), Emerson College
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (1991), Pacific Lutheran University
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