Bryan Specht

Elmhurst, Illinois

Group President, W2O Group

Experience at:
ICF Next, Olson , Dig Communications

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    Growth strategy
    Issues and crisis management
    M&A restructuring and integration
    Marketing strategy
    Professional services management
    Strategic branding
    Where I've Worked
    W2O Group logo

    May 2020 – Present

    Group President

    W2O Group
    ICF Next logo

    Nov 2018 – Jan 2020

    Chief Growth & Innovation Officer

    ICF Next

    Aug 2012 – Dec 2018



    Oct 2007 – Aug 2012

    Chief Operating Officer

    Dig Communications
    Weber Shandwick logo

    Feb 2001 – Oct 2007

    Executive Vice President & Executive Leadership Team

    Weber Shandwick

    Jan 1999 – Jan 2000

    Deputy Chief of Staff, Political Director (Liaison to the DSCC)

    U.S. Senator Robert Torricelli (D-NJ)

    Jan 1998 – Jan 1999

    Special Assistant to the Chief of Staff (Detailee)

    The White House

    1998 – 1998

    Campaign Manager

    Ted Strickland For Congress

    1997 – 1997

    U.S. Representative Ted Strickland

    Cannon House Office Building

    1996 – 1996

    Clinton-Gore '96

    Field, Fundraising and Communications

    1995 – 1995

    Research Assistant

    The Jefferson Group
    Ohio University logo

    1993 – 1994

    Alumni Development Associate

    Ohio University
    Where I've Studied

    In Progress

    Masters, American History & Anthropology

    Harvard University (Extension)


    Certificate, Strategic Growth

    Columbia Business School


    Conflict Resolution

    John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard


    Strategic Campaign Management

    George Washington University


    BS, Ethnic Studies

    Ohio University

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    An internationally recognized, purpose-driven business and change leader

    Three times named to the PRWeek Power 50 List and Innovator 25 for my leadership driving modernization and innovation in communications, I have led agile able challengers as well as global corporate, industry and policy programs.


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