Dwain Schenck is a communications executive, published author and former award-winning TV reporter with a successful track record of developing communications strategies and serving as a trusted public relations advisor to Fortune 500 corporations, startup companies, nonprofit organizations, high-profile individuals, celebrities and associations.
Prior to starting Schenck Strategies, Dwain worked at MasterCard as Vice President of Communications, U.S. Markets where he developed and executed collaborative communications strategies to support all of MasterCard’s products and services, including mobile payments, credit, debit, prepaid, co-brands, small business, commercial and public sector. Before joining MasterCard he founded and ran ICA Strategic Communications, a boutique public relations firm. Among its many corporate and startup clients, Dwain provided crisis communications counseling for CT Governor Dannel P. Malloy.
In 1990 he was named Director of Public Relations for the nation’s largest private international humanitarian relief agency, AmeriCares. In addition to producing all of the organization’s marketing collateral material he spent most of his time with journalists and producers writing and pitching thousands of news stories to media outlets around the globe. It is estimated he generated more than one billion media impressions about the organization’s lifesaving work on major TV networks, radio stations, and in newspapers and magazines, including CNN, The Today Show, Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal, to name a few.
He started his career as a freelance satellite television business reporter in Los Angeles and worked as a beat reporter for a local Connecticut cable news channel where he was recognized by the Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists for Best Spot News Reporting and Best Investigative Series work.
Dwain’s new non-fiction business book is titled, RESET: How to Beat the Job-Loss Blues and Get Ready for your Next Act (www.resetyourfuture.com), published by Da Capo Press with a foreword by Mika Brzezinski, journalist, best-selling author and co-host of MSNBC’s Morning Joe. He is also a contributing writer for psychologytoday.com.