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A multifaceted communications executive, Bryan Specht formerly served as a crisis professional with Weber Shandwick and represented American Airlines in the company’s efforts to support families and individuals affected by the crash of Flight 77. As Director of the Issues and Crisis Management in the Public Affairs Practice, he provided counseling and was ultimately promoted to Executive Vice President. In 2007, after seven years with the firm, he assumed his current position as COO and Head of Corporate Affairs with Dig Communications. In this capacity, Specht seeks to expand the company’s reach and assist a variety of clients with branding, reputation development, and public affairs. Offering experience with markets across the globe, Specht customizes communications and stakeholder engagement solutions for clients. Prior to entering his current field, Bryan Specht shared his abilities with political campaigns for a number of notable figures, among them Bill Clinton, Bill Bradley, Ted Strickland, and Robert Torricelli. In addition to his accomplishments with clients and politicians, Bryan Specht assists with several philanthropic endeavors. As founder and director of The Awful Grace Project, Specht promotes the words of individuals who survived abuse who seek to offer hope to others in similar situations. Passionate about enabling others to lead happy, healthy lives, Specht also manages The Promised Land Society, an organization whose team seeks to increase children’s well-being, and partners with groups, including Prevent Child Abuse America, Safe Families for Children, and Healthy Families America. A longtime sponsor of children’s rights, Bryan Specht acted as Co-chair of the Government Relations Committee for the Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center. In his spare time, Bryan Specht enjoys many activities, including watching football, running, and reading. He holds a Bachelor of Specialized Studies in American Ethnic Studies from Ohio University.


Work experience

Oct 2007Present

Chief Operating Officer and Head of Corporate Affairs

Dig Communications


Aug 1993Jun 1995

Bachelor of Specialized Studies

Ohio University