Posted on October 16, 2014

UntitledDoug Larkin is the Co-Founder of Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) – which works to help raise awareness about asbestos related diseases, while serving as a global community for asbestos victims and their families.  Doug holds a B.A. in political science from Muskingum University, New Concord, Ohio. Doug is the Director of Communications for the Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA), a congressionally chartered veteran service organization committed to helping all veterans secure rehabilitation, benefits, accessibility and a career.  Previously, Doug was the President & CEO of Larkin Communications, a strategic communications and public affairs firm based in Washington, DC.  He has worked on numerous successful legislative campaigns on behalf of large technology companies and national trade associations.  In addition, he is considered an expert in corporate communications, brand identity, as well as message development and dissemination. Doug has also worked as the press secretary and the communication director for Congressman Kevin Brady (R-08-TX).  Rep. Brady is the Republican Deputy Whip and a senior member of the House Ways & Means Committee.  “Congress and the media respond to compelling stories.  It’s through your stories and donations to ADAO, that enables us to advocate a strong message for present and future victims of asbestos related disease.” Doug has worked tirelessly behind the scenes garnering the attention of the media and advocating for the rights of asbestos victims and their families. Doug dedicates his service to William D. Shields, a family member who was exposed to asbestos, and died from Mesothelioma.