Tish Van Dyke

Faculty Bio: Tish Van Dyke

Sales, Marketing, and Distribution

Tish Van Dyke, a senior brand and corporate communications strategist, is globally recognized as a 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 $115 million-plus global food and beverage sector.

Ms. Van Dyke is credited with building the largest agriculture, food, and beverage portfolio and advisory team in the food world, counseling many of the industry’s leading organizations on brand communications, digital engagement, corporate and public affairs, and 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, Ms. Van Dyke has been heavily engaged in counseling clients on everything from M&A and disruptive brand strategy to local market engagement to integrated communications structure and optimization. She is an active and frequent participant in preeminent industry forums and roundtables.

Tish is as comfortable counseling C-suite executives as she is managing, coaching, and mentoring next-generation leaders. Her leadership success is 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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