An expert in crisis communications, strategic messaging and executive coaching, Dave is the founder and president of Spoken Word Communications, a global media and crisis communications training firm located in Houston Texas. Prior to that, he had a successful career as a journalist for more than a decade. Dave’s journalism career began as an assignments editor at KXAS-TV in Dallas, TX. He then launched his “on-air” career at KTXS-TV in Abilene, Texas. Dave then became one of the youngest reporters ever to grace the airwaves at legendary WFAA-TV in Dallas, Texas. In 2002 he was hired to run the Houston, Texas offices of Fox Sports Net.
In 2007, Dave left the media and began counseling CEOs and other senior executives of global Fortune 500 companies. Since then, he has provided counsel to executives in over 25 countries around the world and worked with 5 of the Top 10 Fortune 500 companies. He has also worked regularly with the CEO of the world’s largest company, based in the Middle East.
Dave’s professional career has taken him to places such as Singapore, Russia, Brazil, Dubai, China and Saudi Arabia. Dave graduated from The University of Texas at Arlington with a degree in Business Administration.
Beth Archer began her spokesperson career as communications manager for Limerick Generating Station, a nuclear energy plant located 20 miles outside of Philadelphia, Pa. A few short years later, she was promoted to oversee both internal and external communications for all of Exelon’s nuclear plants in the Eastern portion of the U.S. In that role, her duties included helping senior leaders engage with employees, media and community influencers.
She most recently served as vice president at a crisis communications and issues management firm in New Jersey, providing strategic counsel and service for clients in the energy, healthcare and higher education sectors.
Beth graduated from Drexel University with a Bachelor of Science degree in corporate communications. She was named to Drexel’s Inaugural class of “40 Under 40,” which recognizes “bright, innovative, entrepreneurial” alumni. She served on the board of directors for the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary for the past two years. She is past president and chair of the Philadelphia Public Relations Association and has been a volunteer with Children’s Village and People’s Emergency Center in Philadelphia. She is a Leadership Philadelphia Fellow.
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