Senior Leadership

Eric Dezenhall | Chief Executive Officer

Dezenhall is co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Dezenhall Resources. He has more than 30 years of executive-level experience as a crisis, communications and management counselor for corporations, prominent individuals, sports organizations, non-profits and educational institutions. Dezenhall is one of the nation’s foremost crisis and damage control experts.[read more]

Maya Shackley | Chief Financial Officer

Shackley is Chief Financial Officer of Dezenhall Resources. She directs all of Dezenhall’s financial and legal operations and began her career at the firm, then Nichols-Dezenhall, in 1990 working in the administrative and financial departments. Shackley has long-served in executive management of Dezenhall Resources, driving the strategic evolution and growth of the company.[read more]

Steven Schlein | Executive Vice President

Schlein is Executive Vice President of Dezenhall Resources. He has more than 30 years of experience in media relations and public affairs, and has been with the company since 1999. Schlein directs the firm’s business development and specializes in counseling companies and individuals under attack by the media, public interest groups or competitors. He primarily works with companies and business associations in the financial services, energy and chemical sectors.[read more]

Anne Marie Malecha | Senior Vice President

Malecha is Senior Vice President at Dezenhall Resources. She directs the firm’s client services and public affairs, crisis communications and advocacy strategy for a wide range of Fortune 500 companies, trade associations and national non-profit organizations in the U.S. and internationally. She specializes in counseling companies and individuals in crisis and under attack by the media, public interest groups, competitors or regulators and has worked for clients in the defense, food and agriculture, legal, pharmaceutical, natural products, biotechnology, energy, financial services, education and retail sectors.[read more]

Josh Culling | Senior Vice President

Culling is Senior Vice President at Dezenhall Resources. He oversees the firm’s state government and regulatory advocacy strategy and specializes in public affairs, third-party outreach, grassroots advocacy and crisis communications. He assists clients in developing and implementing organizational and communications responses to acute and chronic threats. His areas of policy and advocacy expertise include state and federal tax, energy, health care and regulatory policy.[read more]

Sam Jefferies | Vice President

Jefferies is a Vice President at Dezenhall Resources, where his work covers client issues in the health care, food and agriculture, higher education and chemicals industries, as well as ally development and high-level counseling for clients facing intense media scrutiny. He works closely with the firm’s internationally-focused clients, especially in the Asia-Pacific region. Prior to joining Dezenhall, Jefferies worked as a lobbyist for an international trade association, representing Fortune 100 companies on international trade and investment issues and managing diverse business-community coalitions.[read more]

Will Lidstone | Vice President

Lidstone is Vice President at Dezenhall Resources, where he manages public affairs and advocacy campaigns for corporations and trade associations both in the U.S. and internationally. He has worked extensively with opinion leaders and specializes in public affairs, communications strategy, crisis management, and third party mobilization. He has led successful public policy campaigns focused on the defense, energy, financial, pharmaceutical, chemical, and telecommunications sectors.[read more]