NEW YORK, February 23, 2022 – BCW, the global communications agency in the business of moving people, today announced that Dan Doherty has been promoted to lead the agency’s North America Corporate Affairs practice, which encompasses BCW’s corporate, public affairs and crisis specialties. BCW Corporate Affairs is a comprehensive offering to help clients address the critical issues facing the C-suite in a time of unprecedented change and complexity, and plan for the future.
“Businesses today are facing transformative pressures on a scale not seen in recent history – geopolitical shifts, decarbonization and rapid technology innovation – and are expected to take primary roles in addressing – and solving – major issues facing the world,” said Donna Imperato, Global CEO, BCW. “All of these issues have ramifications across nearly every function of an organization, and require modern, interconnected and strategic communications approaches.
“Dan has tremendous experience spanning policy, regulation, reputation and corporate citizenship,” Imperato continued. “He also has led integrated communications campaigns for public and private sector clients alike, and he routinely partners with BCW’s corporate and public affairs experts in Brussels, Dubai, Hong Kong, London and São Paulo. He is a profoundly strategic and creative counselor and leader, and the perfect choice for this critical role.”
BCW’s Corporate Affairs Practice offers a full suite of services including Corporate Positioning; Executive Visibility and Communications; Purpose and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG); Diversity, Equity & Inclusion; Financial Communications; Employee Experience; Issues & Crisis; and Policy & Advocacy.
“We provide the C-suite with a holistic view of their business challenges which we solve through cutting-edge, Earned-Plus communications programs at the global, national and local levels,” said Doherty. “We have an outstanding team under the Corporate Affairs banner that understands the stakeholder complexities and pressures at the intersection of business, policy and society. I’m incredibly honored to lead this team.”
Doherty will report to Brooke Hovey, BCW’s President, North America and Global Chief Growth Officer. He has over 25 years of agency experience, more than 10 of which have been spent with BCW Group companies in various capacities. He advises high-profile executives and global organizations – spanning industry and scale – on some of the most complex crisis, reputational and public policy challenges. He has deep experience in the technology, consumer packaged goods, food manufacturing, chemicals and energy industries, and brings expertise on issues such as sustainability, trade, market recalls and withdrawals, and mergers and acquisitions. His extensive corporate communications experience includes counseling leading organizations on customer, investor, community, government and labor relations campaigns.
Before BCW, Doherty was President of TheWadeGroup, Inc., responsible for managing the agency's operations, marketing and business development, in addition to serving as client lead and senior public affairs and crisis counselor for corporate, association and non-profit clients.
BCW’s Corporate Affairs practice services clients across the agriculture, automotive and transportation; beauty and fashion; consumer products; energy; entertainment; financial services; food and beverage; government; health and wellness; manufacturing; professional services; real estate; retail; technology; and travel and hospitality sectors.