Randy Dove is Director of Government Affairs for Hewlett Packard. In this role he and his team are responsible for relations with the U.S. Congress and the federal government. He is also responsible for a number of international and policy issues.
He is immediate past chairman and current board member of the Canadian-American Business Council as well as a board member of the Congressional Management Foundation, the commercial sector board of the Information Technology Association of America and on the advisory committee of the Coalition of Service Industries. Dove is an accredited member of the Public Relations Society of America. He is also a member of the Advisory Council to the Congressional Internet Caucus, the Online Privacy Association, the National Press Club and the National Foreign Trade Council’s Doha Working Group. He is a lecturer on media relations and crisis communications.
He joined EDS (acquired by HP in 2008) in 1988 as manager of media relations for federal government business. From there, Dove became manager of public relations for EDS Washington, manager of corporate communications for the government business and East Coast director of public relations.
Prior to joining EDS, he was a special assistant and press secretary to U.S. Senator Charles McC. Mathias, Jr. (R-Maryland). In addition to press relations, Dove handled technology, government, military and economic development issues.
Dove holds a B.A. degree in political science from McDaniel College (formerly Western Maryland College) and has attended the London Business where he studied corporate strategy. He and his wife and son live in Laurel, Maryland.