Dave Scallan

Dave Scallan

VP, Crisis Management

An expert in crisis communications, strategic messaging and executive coaching, Dave is the VP, Crisis Management at 9thWonder. Dave is the founder and president of Spoken Word Communications, a global media, presentations and crisis communications training firm located in Houston, Texas.

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Spoken Word Communications has satellite offices in London and Singapore.Prior to founding Spoken Word, Dave had a successful career as a journalist for more than a decade. His journalism career began as an assignments editor at KXAS-TV in Dallas, TX. He then launched his “on-air” career at KTXS-TV in Abilene, Texas. Dave then became one of the youngest reporters ever to grace the airwaves at legendary WFAA-TV in Dallas, Texas. In 2002 he was hired to run the Houston, Texas offices of Fox Sports Net.

In 2007, Dave left the media and began counseling CEOs and other senior executives of global Fortune 500 companies. Since then, he has provided counsel to executives in over 25 countries around the world and worked with 5 of the Top 10 Fortune 500 companies. He has also worked regularly with the CEO of the world’s largest company, based in the Middle East.

Dave’s professional career has taken him to places such as Singapore, Russia, Brazil, Dubai, China and Saudi Arabia. Dave graduated from The University of Texas at Arlington with a degree in Business Administration.