Project Description

Dave Smolensky

Chief Operating Officer

Dave is a seasoned, innovative communications strategist and dynamic relationship builder who provides the voice of reason and inspiration to our client teams. His long-standing clients rely on his creative problem solving and tenacious approach to their work.

Dave directs Resolute’s day-to-day business operations including client services and supports the in-house creative team. His results-driven management helps ensure the highest levels of quality and accountability across the firm. His engaged, intuitive leadership creates a collaborative, client-centered environment.

Prior to joining Resolute, Dave was a senior communicator at Kemper Insurance and the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America.   At Kemper Dave was responsible for all internal and external communications for business units, including small business and middle market. He also managed the company’s corporate communications, working closely with Kemper’s C-Suite executives.

Dave has been recognized with industry awards including the Chicago/Midwest Emmy Publicity Club of Chicago, Bulldog Reporter, Public Relations Society of America, PR News and the International Association of Business Communicators.   He serves on the Board of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Chicago/Midwest chapter. He is also a former President and continues to serve on the board of the Publicity Club of Chicago.