Tish Van Dyke

Faculty Bio: Tish Van Dyke

Sales, Marketing, and Distribution

Tish Van Dyke, a senior brand and corporate communications strategist, is a globally recognized food and beverage leader, strategic alliance builder, public speaker and architect of intellectual property that drives thought and business leadership. Until recently, she served as Chairman of Edelman’s $115M+ global food and beverage sector.

Tish is credited for building the largest agriculture, food and beverage portfolio and advisory team in the industry, counseling many of the industry’s largest organizations on brand communications, digital engagement, corporate and public affairs, purpose, as well as risk and issues mitigation/management. She is a proven business builder, with hands-on experience driving efficiencies, expertise and growth.

As the sector and integrated communications function have both faced transformation in recent years, Tish has been heavily engaged in counseling clients on everything from mergers and acquisitions, disruptive brand strategy, and local market engagement, to integrated communications structure and optimization. Her work spans across brand, corporate and public affairs, risk and issues, and corporate responsibility and purpose.

Tish is as comfortable counseling c-suite executives as she is managing, coaching and mentoring next generation leaders. Her leadership success in a highly matrixed organization has been centered on her deep belief in diversity and inclusion of thinking and counsel, mixed with unity in command and action. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Trinity Washington University in Washington, DC and a master’s from Durham University in England.

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