Al Black

Al Black

Partner, Technology and Public Sector

Al Black is a seasoned technology communications professional with extensive experience in multi-tier media relations and marketing communications. Black has helped organizations build market share, improve visibility, expand brand awareness and influence stakeholders.

With over 20 years of experience in print, broadcast, and new media relations, Black specializes in serving clients in technology and the global public sector, and he’s led accounts teams for companies including Adobe, Cisco, ITT Defense, Lockheed Martin, Network Solutions, Oracle, and United Technologies, as well as the Kuwait Ministry of Defense. Black brings a proven track record of driving strategic initiatives to build market share, enhance visibility, expand brand awareness, and influence key stakeholders.

Black rejoined Qorvis in 2023 after working at the agency for over a decade, where he led accounts in sectors including technology, public sector, defense, healthcare, and education. Previously, Black was a Vice President at Hill+Knowlton Strategies, and he has held marketing and communications leadership roles at energy tech startup Faraday Grid LTD., the Urban Institute, Stratos Global Corporation (a satellite communications company), and OneSoft Corporation (an international e-commerce software company).

Black has promoted solutions incorporating AI, SaaS, e-commerce, big data, cybersecurity, cloud computing, data warehousing, Internet of Things and other technologies. Over his career, Black has worked in a variety of vertical markets including civilian public sector, national defense, telecommunications, oil & gas, air & space, finance, and healthcare. Black’s holistic approach to public relations goes beyond traditional media outlets and includes speaking engagements, analyst relations, industry awards, social media, tradeshow support and customer/constituent retention programs.

Black has earned coverage in national outlets including The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Fast Company, Fox News and CNN. He has also gained significant exposure in trade publications and industry blogs.

Black holds a B.A. in Political Science from Franklin & Marshall College.