VP Strategic Services
Donovan Roche already used up his 15 minutes of fame appearing on the ‘90s dating TV show “Love Connection” (it was not). A total music junkie with more than 4,200 albums in his iTunes library, this “Jersey Boy” worships Prince (the R&B artist) more than any grown man should. On most weekends you can find him blazing the many nature trails throughout San Diego County.
Donovan has 29 years combined experience in public relations and journalism; the past 19 years at Havas Formula, making him the agency’s longest-tenured employee. As vice president, strategic services, Donovan is a driving force behind developing strategic, creative proposals for new business prospects. His duties also encompass agency best practices, employee education, internal and external communications, industry awards, and providing all three offices with ongoing senior counsel and editing/AP style services.
Prior to transitioning to his current role in 2007, Donovan held various positions on the client side, ultimately serving as the vice president and lead strategist in Havas Formula’s business/technology division. Previous to entering the PR field, he spent 10 years as a writer and editor for publications including SLAMM (which he co-founded), The Reader and U-T San Diego.