Red Banyan Founder and CEO Evan Nierman eulogized his friend and mentor, Washington PR legend Richard Levick in a recent article in The Hill. Mr. Levick died on April 11, 2023 from cancer at a hospice in Bethesda, MD. He was 65.

Evan noted that Mr. Levick had worked in myriad industries, grappling with some of the most well-known and controversial topics making international headlines, over the years. Mr. Levick’s career had placed him at the center of financial crises on Wall Street and prisoner abuses at Guantanamo Bay to reputation repair in Iraq and the Persian Gulf to political upheaval in Venezuela.

But Mr. Levick’s talent and achievements were belied by an approachability and self-deprecating humility, Evan said in the article.

“Richard was a patient and genuine teacher, and I always came away from our conversations seeing things more clearly,” Evan wrote. “His willingness to share the wisdom acquired over a stellar career will continue to guide me on my own journey.”

Read the entire article here.