about The Brack Group

The Brack Group's communications strategists have more than 10 decades of experience working in and with the media. They can help your organization with communications planning, Internet strategy, crisis communications and more. Learn a little more about our principals:

Andy Brack is a publisher and columnist who has a national reputation as a communications strategist and Internet pioneer, a former U.S. Senate press secretary and reporter, Brack provides communications consulting the Charleston School of Law and other clients. Past projects included work for the Australian Council of Trade Unions, America Online, Commonwealth of Australia's Department of Health and Family Services, the Bertelsmann Foundation and other organizations. He currently publishes a weekly S.C. legislative forecast called Statehouse Report, a weekly Charleston newsletter called Charleston Currents and SC Clips, a daily news service.

Currently, Brack serves as president and chairman of the Center for a Better South. In 2011, Brack was named a White House "Champion of Change" for leadership on a special report by the Center on ideas to help the Gulf coast recover following the 2010 oil disaster.

Brack is past chair and board member of the board of trustees of Charles Towne Montessori, which named a continuing leadership award in his name in 2012. Brack also is a past president of the historic Rotary Club of Charleston, a past president of the S.C. Wildlife Federation and a former director of the National Wildlife Federation. A graduate of Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Brack was a candidate for U.S. Congress in 2000. He lives with his wife and two daughters in Charleston, S.C.

Catherine Brack has more than 15 years of experience working in non-profits, specializing in new business development. From facilitating events for NPR to marketing and promoting a world-acclaimed performance venue, she has secured deals far and wide for productions ranging from PBS Kids programs to long-running prime time series. Currently, Catherine is working with the Center for Democracy and Technology. A graduate of Vanderbilt University and Florida State University, Catherine resides in Washington, DC.

Elliott Brack is a veteran of Georgia newspapers at the weekly (12 years) , suburban (13 years) and big-city (13 years) levels. He most recently served as Gwinnett associate publisher of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The current editor and publisher of GwinnettForum.com, Brack taught newspaper management as an adjunct assistant professor at the University of Georgia for 10 years, and served for 33 years as president and chairman of the board of The Red and Black, the University of Georgia's independent student newspaper. He is a past president of the Georgia Press Association. He received his bachelor's degree at Mercer University and his master's degree at the University of Iowa. Brack, the author of Gwinnett: A Little Above Atlanta, lives in Norcross, Ga., with his wife, Barbara.

Kevin Schwartz is the former general manager of The Daily Tar Heel at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is also former editor and publisher of the Outer Banks Sentinel and an award-winning journalists with nearly 30 years in the field. More: SchwartzMediaSolutions.com.


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In the Carolinas:
Andy Brack
office: 843.670.3996

In Florida:
Kevin Schwartz
office: 727.290.6934

In Atlanta:
Elliott Brack
office: 770.840.1003

In Washington, D.C.:
Catherine Brack

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