Eagleton Faculty, Staff and Visiting Associates
B.A. degree in political science, University of Delaware; J.D. degree, Hofstra University School of Law
Kevin Israel is a strategic communications manager at Evergreen Partners, the region’s premier crisis communications firm lead by Karen Kessler. He has provided communications and reputation management consulting on matters ranging from healthcare and pandemic response to litigation communications strategy for a diverse range of clients.
Israel began his career managing several political campaigns in New Jersey then cut his teeth navigating the legislative process as chief-of-staff to the state legislators he had helped get elected. New Jersey Department of Transportation Commissioner, Jaime Fox brought Kevin on as part of the department’s communication’s staff where he became intimately familiar with the policy and messaging of the state’s biggest bureaucratic body. Kevin was then named the Director of Community Affairs for the DOT, working with local officials and an internal staff to ensure the department’s projects ran smoothly within the communities they touched. Upon leaving the DOT Kevin went to Hackensack Meridian Health as a public relations manager serving two hospitals while coordinating messaging with the health system’s communications department and with counterparts at other HMH hospitals.
Kevin Israel graduated from the University of Delaware with a bachelor’s degree in political science and earned his JD at Hofstra University School of Law.