CHICAGO, April 18, 2023 – BCW, the leading global communications agency, announced today that Matt Coldagelli has joined as Executive Vice President and leader of the Corporate Affairs practice in its Chicago office, effective April 18. Coldagelli will be responsible for providing strategic counsel to clients, building business, and managing a team of professionals in corporate reputation, ESG, crisis and issues management, and media relations.
“Matt has an enviable breadth and depth of experience helping corporate clients across a variety of industries navigate their communications and reputational challenges,” said Maxine Winer, Executive Vice President and Chicago Market Leader, who joined BCW in January 2023 and to whom Coldagelli reports. “He knows how to create narratives that move stakeholders to engagement and action, while also protecting the integrity of the brand. I am thrilled to have Matt join me and the rest of the team in building BCW Chicago into the premier agency in the market.”
Coldagelli joins BCW from Golin where, as Executive Director, Corporate Communications, he led efforts in corporate reputation, narrative development, B2B communications, media relations, executive visibility and thought leadership for clients across a variety of industries, including agribusiness, QSR, tech, manufacturing, professional services, and consumer goods.
Prior to Golin, Matt spent over 14 years with Edelman, across two terms. During his tenure, he led a wide range of clients in the food & beverage, wine and spirits, agriculture/agribusiness, higher education, energy, and manufacturing industries. He also served as the U.S. Corporate and Issues Management lead for the food & beverage sector, with a focus on food safety, supply chain stewardship, sustainability, reputational risk management, employee and workplace health and safety, and engagement with regulators and third-party organizations.
Between his two stints at Edelman, Coldagelli served as Vice President in the corporate practice of MSL. He began his career as morning anchor and general assignment/sports reporter at WICS/WICD TV in Springfield and Champaign, Illinois.
“BCW is renowned for bringing the brightest minds to the table to help clients solve their most pressing challenges,” said Coldagelli. “I’m excited to join Maxine in expanding on BCW’s fantastic foundation in Chicago and building upon our legacy corporate offering to serve clients throughout the Midwest.”
BCW is the global communications agency built to move people. BCW partners with clients in the B2B, consumer, corporate, crisis management, healthcare, public affairs, purpose and technology sectors to set strategic direction for all communications and create powerful and unexpected ideas that earn attention. Through an “earned-plus” offer – earned media plus paid media, creative technology, data, AI and an expanding suite of innovative capabilities – BCW moves people with power and precision to move its clients forward. BCW is a part of WPP (NYSE: WPP), a creative transformation company. For more information, visit www.bcw-global.com.