Executive Vice President and General Manager, St. Louisdcollett@webershandwick.com
As executive vice president and general manager of Weber Shandwick’s office in St. Louis, Dave Collett has counseled clients such as Anheuser-Busch InBev, FedEx, Groupon and others on strategic integrated communications and how content can be used as a catalyst of conversations to engage key constituency groups.
Previous to his role as general manager, Collett was the client relationship leader and Weber Shandwick lead for the global MasterCard account, responsible for setting overarching communications strategy and ensuring the performance of all Weber Shandwick teams and work-streams across countries and continents.
Prior to joining Weber Shandwick in April 2004, Collett was a vice president with FleishmanHillard, where he directed major national communications campaigns for clients like AT&T, UPS, Dell, Walmart and others — becoming well versed in developing strategies for forging relationships with media, analysts and other influencers at all levels. Collett also brings a wealth of experience in corporate communications, C-suite executive speechwriting, crisis communications, and merger and acquisition communications.
Before joining FleishmanHillard, Collett was on the corporate communications team at McDonnell-Douglas, which at the time was one of the nation’s largest defense contractors and is now a part of Boeing. At McDonnell-Douglas, he specialized in internal communications, product communications and communications supporting the company’s merger with Boeing.
Collett has written for the Associated Press and WIRED Magazine and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Truman State University.