Roger Harvey oversees strategic communications for Bose McKinney & Evans and is a principal and managing director of strategic communications with Bose Public Affairs Group.
Roger is a trusted advisor to executive leadership at leading corporations, governmental entities, and non-profit organizations. His expertise includes crisis communications, public relations, media coaching, grassroots campaigns, alliance development and advocacy.
Prior to joining Bose Public Affairs Group, Roger was an Emmy award-winning television journalist. During his 18-year career, his news reports were featured on MSNBC, CBS, CNN, and Court TV as well as network affiliates across the country.
Among his most memorable assignments, Roger was one of the first journalists to report live using a satellite videophone from Camp Phoenix in Kabul, Afghanistan. He also covered Hurricane Katrina and the mission to rescue victims as the storm hit Mississippi. He reported from New York City within hours of the September 11 attack and was an anchor at the Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia.
Roger is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He also has completed programs with Lean Six Sigma, Executive Leadership, at the Six Sigma Enterprise Institute and is a graduate of the Business Journalism Program at the American Press Institute, Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University.
University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill (B.A. in journalism, 1988)
Honors / Awards
Roger has been presented the PR Catalyst Award, a statewide recognition from the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Hoosier Chapter. The Catalyst Award honors one individual annually for their exemplary use of ethical, astute and creative public relations skills. He also has received numerous Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Diamond Awards for excellence in crisis communications and for excellence in public affairs in the East Central District which includes Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
He’s been honored with Pinnacle Awards from the PRSA Hoosier Chapter for excellence in the categories of public affairs campaign, crisis communications and public service campaign. Other awards include an EPIC Award of Excellence from the International Association of Business Communicators, Indianapolis chapter for Multi-Audience Communication Program and an EPIC Award of Excellence for Media Relations Communications. The Indiana Society of Association Executives presented Roger with a STAR Award of Excellence for Best Community/Philanthropic Program.
Roger has received journalism awards from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) Washington, D.C., and Cleveland, Ohio, Emmy chapters; the national Scripps Howard Foundation; the Edward R. Murrow regional award from the Radio-Television News Directors Association; the Society of Professional Journalists; and the Associated Press. Among his statewide honors, he was named the Associated Press Reporter of the Year. The Indiana Broadcasters Association selected his investigative work as “Story of the Year.” He also won a CASPER Award for community service in investigative reporting.
Appearances / Publications
Speaker: Roger is a frequent speaker at conferences and conventions where he provides insight regarding the news media, the state of journalism, and best practices for effective communication strategies. Samples of his past speaking engagements include:
• Competency-Based Education Network – Effective Storytelling with Congress
• Public Affairs Council – State and Local Government Conference, Building Coalitions
• Indiana School Safety Specialist Academy – Crisis Communications
• National Federation of State High School Associations – How to Successfully Deal with the Media
• Indiana and Kentucky Petroleum Marketers Association – Media Strategy
• National Conference of State Legislatures – Staff Leadership Seminar
• Indiana Sheriffs Association Conference – Media Relations
• International Facility Management Association (Indiana chapter) – Communicating in a Crisis
• Indiana Credit Union League Statewide Convention – Crisis Management
• Aim Annual Statewide Conference – Crisis Management
• Indianapolis Convention and Visitors Association – Working with the Media
• Indy Chamber – Cybersecurity Crisis Communications
Appointments / Memberships
500 Festival (Board of Directors), The Indiana Health Industry Forum (Board of Directors), St. Mary’s Child Center (Board of Directors), FBI Citizens Academy, Indianapolis Chapter (past board member), Culpepper Journalism Foundation (Board of Directors), The Julian Center (past board member), Public Relations Society of America and the Hamilton County Leadership Academy.
He is a graduate of the FBI Citizens’ Academy and the Carmel Police Citizens’ Academy. He frequently serves as an emcee for numerous charity galas and golf events.