Gary C. Meltz


Gary C. Meltz is the Principal of MELTZ Communications, a boutique crisis management and high-stakes communications firm. Before starting MELTZ Communications, he worked as a Senior Vice President at Dezenhall Resources, one of the nation’s leading crisis communications firms. During the 2016 Presidential election, Gary served as the Deputy Radio Director at the Democratic National Committee.

Prior to being in public relations, Meltz was Press Secretary for former Congressman Eliot Engel of New York, who chaired the House Foreign Relations Committee and was a high-ranking member of the Energy and Commerce Committee. Before that, he worked in the offices of Vice President Al Gore, Senator Richard Durbin, Congressman David Phelps, Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley and the Democratic National Committee.

In addition to his work at MELTZ Communications, Gary manages the University of Kansas Washington Internship Program. The program typically brings 30 students from KU to Washington every spring. He mentors the interns and arranges discussions with high-level power brokers, thought leaders and political operatives. The University of Kansas is Gary’s alma mater.

Meltz started The Opinion Pages in 2022, a non-partisan op-ed page for writers on public affairs and other various subjects. The site seeks to avoid the highly politicized and negative political rhetoric that has — unfortunately — come to dominate most opinion pages in the U.S.

Gary has written op-eds published in Politico, The Hill, Kansas City Star, Crain’s New York Business, Fox News, Real Clear Politics, The New Orleans and Baton Rouge Advocate, Virginia Mercury, Free Lance-Star, Washington Examiner, Connecticut Mirror, Inside Sources, Republic 3.0, Wisconsin State Journal, Morning Consult, Lawrence Journal-World, and Roll Call.

Based in Washington, DC, Meltz splits his time between the nation’s capital and New Orleans.