Social marketing for a better world


In May of 2011, the DKT Board of Directors adopted a policy statement outlining broad and guiding principles for DKT International. Read the Policy Statement of the Board of Directors – Revised Oct 2012.

Robert L. Ciszewski

is a pioneer in the field of contraceptive social marketing. He designed and managed the Bangladesh program-perhaps the world’s best-in the 1970s. He subsequently served for seven years as executive director of Population Services International, the world’s largest social marketing organization. Earlier, he worked for CARE and the pharmaceutical company Mead Johnson in Asia.

Carlos Garcia

is an attorney, real estate investor, and collaborator with social entrepreneur organizations. He is a founding partner at Keller Williams Capital Properties and is President of Eng-Garcia Properties, a diversified real-estate business. Previously, Carlos practiced law for 15 years at the U.S. Commerce Department, a multi-national law firm and technology companies. Carlos is a Trustee of Connecticut College and served as board president of Higher Achievement from 1998 through 2008. He’s also served on boards of numerous non-profits, including E.L. Haynes Public Charter School and the Greater Washington Urban League.

Philip D. Harvey

founded DKT International in 1989 and served as its President through 2013.  He is Chairman of the DKT Board of Directors. He was co-founder (with Dr. Tim Black, CBE) of Population Services International and served as PSI President before founding DKT.  Mr. Harvey has been championing the benefits of social marketing for over three decades. Earlier he served as deputy director of CARE’s program in India. He is author of Let Every Child Be Wanted: How Social Marketing is Revolutionizing Contraceptive Use Around the World (1999) and of more than 20 published articles on international development, family planning, and the use of social marketing techniques to promote family planning and HIV/AIDS prevention programs.

Christopher H. Purdy

is the President and CEO of DKT International. From 1996 to 2011, he served as Country Director of DKT programs in Turkey, Ethiopia, and Indonesia, where he managed the largest private social marketing family planning program in the world.  He served as Executive Vice President from 2011-2013.  His professional interests center on advancing the cause of social marketing for improved health, and socially responsible capitalism.

 Julie Stewart

was the Cato Institute’s Director of Public Affairs before leaving in 1991 to found Families Against Mandatory Minimums. As president of FAMM, Julie Stewart has spearheaded dozens of legal reforms and clemency pleas that have mitigated the draconian sentences imposed on thousands of nonviolent drug offenders. She is an effective and passionate advocate who success in creating coalitions to confront social issues has been recognized by the Ford Foundation, the Gleitsman Foundation, and the Cause of Civil Libertis, among others.