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Sep 2008Present

Principal

The Dan Evans Group

The Dan Evans Group is a Seattle, Washington based strategic communications firm founded on four guiding principles:

  • Operate with integrity
  • Deliver great work for our clients
  • Bring passion to our projects
  • Build long-term relationships

With an extensive background in telecommunications, media, finance, international business and community partnerships, we are able to look at situations and develop solutions that pull from a wide range of real world experiences. 

It is our goal to work as partners with our clients to craft strategic messages to increase broad public awareness, but with an eye to supporting bottom line results.  Whether it is positioning a client within an industry, driving increased investor awareness or supporting a new product launch, our mission is to deliver tangible results. 

We offer our clients strategic thinking that takes into account their objectives and goals and how the right approach can be an important tool for the business.  The services we offer include strategic communications counsel, investor relations positioning, media training and pitching, speech writing and presentation development, annual report execution, authored articles, investor or media tours, crisis communications counsel, employee communications and special event facilitation.

May 2007Jul 2008

Vice President Public Relations & Investor Relations

  • Direct investor activities for the company including earnings results, analyst and institutional investor communications.Helped drive increased awareness as well as the company’s first investor day that attracted over 300 participants.
  • Led a team of communications professionals to develop, refine and deliver key messages to a diverse group of constituents including media, employees and industry analysts.Included product launches, crisis communications, employee publications, corporate initiatives and communications road map.
  • Led corporate communications during an extremely active period of company’s public development.Collaborated and helped shape messaging for industry analysts, media and bloggers.
Oct 2004May 2007

Vice President Investor Relations

  • Oversee all investor relations activities of the company in the United States, as well as a significant portion of the company’s investor activities in Asia and Europe.
  • Nearly tripled investor base from IPO to Q1 2007.
  • Frequent travel within United States, Asia and United Kingdom representing company at institutional investor conferences and one on one presentations.
  • Work with Hong Kong based management team on a variety of communication tools including web site, annual report, pro-active public relations activities and investor conferences.
Mar 2003May 2007

Vice President US Public Relations

Hutchison Whampoa Ltd.

Retained by HWL to develop and direct strategies to increase positive awareness for HWL in the United States, especially as it relates to the Federal government.This includes creating US media kit, compiling and tracking broad based US political and business contact database, advising company on value of US based business partnerships and development of media/investor plan for listing of its telecommunications segment on the NYSE.

Apr 1992Jul 2002

Vice President Public Affairs & Investor Relations

The Ackerley Group
  • Collaborated daily with outside communications counsel and internal executive team to implement our proactive communications strategy to ensure consistency and suitability of key messaging for media, community partners, investors and employees to support our strategic objectives and to ensure a positive corporate image.
  • Created investor relations program and expanded ongoing efforts to proactively communicate with financial advisors successfully increasing company’s visibility.
  • Managed daily flow of information between executive management, board of directors, and operating subsidiaries to ensure each audience had the information required to operate successfully.
  • Directed design and implementation of critical external, as well as internal communications tools designed to maximize shareholder value, including annual reports, annual meetings, quarterly communications, newsletters and management road shows.
  • Directed and developed corporate messaging including proactive, as well as crisis communications, with media, investors and employees for multiple acquisitions and asset sales totaling $1.6 billion, including the final sale of the company to Clear Channel Communications.
  • Oversight of government lobbying in several jurisdictions including Federal, State and local.
  • Led collaborative public relations teams in multiple locations.
  • Directed award winning corporate giving program overseeing a $1 million annual budget.Created and managed first company wide community project which connected all employees from each operating division to one non-profit in a two year, $5 million nationwide project.
  • Developed and managed external communications with financial analysts, as well as shareholders.
  • Directed a five-year, $5 million award-winning project with Seattle Parks Department developing after school programs for young people.
  • Proactively directed communications with employees, media and local government officials.
  • Worked with management and outside counsel to successfully list the company on New York Stock Exchange, including all media, investor meetings and listing event at the Exchange.
  • Supervised corporate giving activities of company managing a $500,000 budget.
19841990

Financial Advisor

Kidder Peabody & Co.

Education

B.A.

Whitman College

Portfolio

Summary

Dan Evans, Jr. is Principal of The Dan Evans Group a Seattle, Washington based strategic communications firm.A professional with proven experience in corporate and investor communications and counsel, Dan has a nearly 20-year track record of executing winning strategies for domestic and international NYSE, NASDAQ and AMEX listed companies.

As the head of investor relations and public relations for leading companies such as Hutchison Telecommunications International (NYSE: HTX; SEHK: 2332), Clearwire (NASDAQ: CLWR) and The Ackerley Group (NYSE and AMEX: AK), Dan developed, led and executed communications strategies that delivered tangible results.Dan has also worked for and consulted to leading International corporations such as Hong Kong based Hutchison Whampoa Ltd., top-ranked institutions like University of Washington Medicine, Kidder, Peabody & Co., and the NBA’s Seattle SuperSonics.

With an extensive corporate background, Dan understands the importance of a well thought out communications plan built on the backbone of a fiscally responsible budget.Dan has led many successful campaigns including NYSE listing events, feature articles in well-regarded publications such as the Wall Street Journal, public and private company M & A and award-winning community service projects.

As important as it is to build the right communications strategy, Dan is also keenly aware of protecting an organization’s most valuable asset – its reputation.Strategies and tactics must anticipate potential outcomes and their impact on the institution’s reputation.Warren Buffet once said, “If you lose money for the firm by bad decisions, I will be very understanding.If you lose reputation for the firm, I will be ruthless.”Wise counsel.

Dan was born in Seattle and is a lifelong resident of Washington State.He attended Whitman College and following graduation returned to Seattle where he lives today.Dan is an active member of the community and currently serves or has served on the board of directors of Make-A-Wish Foundation of Alaska, Montana, Northern Idaho & Washington, Crystal Mountain Alpine Club (CMAC), Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI) Foundation, CityClub, Junior Achievement and MOHAI.In addition Dan was a founding board member of The Benefit Gang, now known as Seattle Works, an innovative volunteering network for young adults in Seattle.

Dan is an avid skier, who loves fly-fishing, photography, pulling up full crab pots from Dabob Bay in Hood Canal and with his wife Celia works hard to keep up with their three children - Eloise, Isabelle and Jackson; all of whom are very active in school, music, sports and art. 

Honors

2009 Costco International Photo Contest - U.S. First Place

Junior Achievement of North America Bronze Leadership Award

Junior Achievement of Puget Sound ImpACT Award