Levente McCrary joined ECPR Texas in December of 2009 and has 15 years of public relations experience. During her time at ECPR, McCrary has managed numerous high-profile clients including Google, Brookfield Residential, Las Palmas Del Sol Healthcare, Texas Mutual Insurance Company and Twin Liquors, among others. This client work has highlighted her talents in media relations, writing, crisis communications, and client and event management.
In addition to executing media campaigns, McCrary has coordinated client events, such as Google Fiber and self-driving car announcements, press conferences at Austin City Hall and the Texas State Capitol, and workplace safety campaigns in various markets across Texas.
Prior to joining ECPR Texas, McCrary coordinated PR for Southern Methodist University (SMU), where she handled media efforts for the university’s key lecture series, development events, student activities and awards, and media relations for all colleges across campus. As an integral part of SMU’s News & Communications team, McCrary also helped coordinate Fox News Channel’s live broadcasts of “Hannity & Colmes” and “Live Desk with Martha MacCallum,” as well as ABC’s “Good Morning America” broadcast from campus.
McCrary got her start in PR at The Richards Group in Dallas and Saunders-Ream in Fort Worth, working with national consumer clients.
A native Tennessean, McCrary earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and journalism from Texas A&M University and a Master of Science degree in public relations and advertising from Texas Christian University.
She’s an active member of the Junior League of Austin, the Mayor’s Corporate Engagement Council, and regular supporter of Austin Dog Rescue.