Daniel Tisch, APR, FCPRS
Daniel Tisch is widely known as an international public relations practitioner, speaker, writer and industry leader. He is President and CEO of Argyle Communications, a Fellow of the Canadian Public Relations Society, and Chair of the Global Alliance for Public Relations and Communication Management, the confederation of the world’s major communications industry associations.
Dan spent the first eight years of his career in the Canadian government, where he held various roles including serving as Senior Policy Advisor and Acting Chief of Staff to Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs. He was a member of the Canadian delegation to the 1993 G7 Summit in Tokyo, served as a media spokesman in various areas of government and played a central role in groundbreaking policy and legislation affecting the information and communications industries.
As a consultant, Dan has earned more than 150 major communications industry awards and advised some of the world’s most respected organizations. He is known for his expertise in issues and crisis management, serving in 2009 as lead communications advisor to an industry affected by the largest food recall in North American history. Dan’s other areas of practice include executive spokesperson training, stakeholder engagement, and reputation and brand management strategy. His firm, Argyle Communications, is the only two-time winner of the International Association of Business Communicators’ Jake Wittmer Award for research-based communications.
Dan is also known as a speaker, blogger, media commentator and educator. In his Global Alliance role, he has spoken at major conferences in North and South America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Australia. Dan has lectured on public relations at Queen’s University at Kingston (Canada) since 1996, and contributed to leading public relations and marketing textbooks. He appears regularly in broadcast, print and online media, including recent comments in the New York Times, the Globe and Mail, Reuters, PR Week Global Thinktank and Politico, the leading U.S. political magazine. He also comments on the changing global communications landscape on his blog, Reputation and Reality.
Born in Madrid, Spain, and raised in Toronto, Dan speaks English, French and Spanish. He holds two degrees from Queen’s University — a Bachelor of Arts in Political Studies and a Master of Business Administration (specializing in marketing).
Among his many volunteer commitments, Dan is a member of the Queen’s University Board of Trustees, a leader in the international Scouting movement and co-founder of Social Venture Partners Toronto.