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Before founding Communications and Crisis Management Consultants (CCMC), Steve Dishart was a managing director of Communications and Human Resources for Zürich-based Swiss Re, a leading and diversified reinsurer with offices in more than 25 countries. He and his team were responsible for strategic internal and external communications as well as advertising and sponsorship in Latin America, Canada and the United States, Swiss Re’s largest market.
Before joining Swiss Re in January of 2000, Steve was first vice president and director of Corporate Communications for Pittsburgh-based Mellon Financial Corporation. He was responsible for all internal and external communications globally as well as the company’s annual report and other financial publications.
Steve began his career as a broadcast journalist, where he won a number of journalism awards for news reporting and was involved in network reporting of national news stories. He is the past chairman of the Insurance Information Institute Communications Committee, and he is a trustee of the Institute for Public Relations and a member of the Arthur W. Page Society, The Public Relations Seminar and an accredited member of the Public Relations Society of America.
Steve’s personal philanthropic and volunteer activities include serving on the Board of Trustees of ArtsWestchester, where he led a rebranding of the organization, and he serves on the boards of Green Chimneys Children’s Services and the New York League of Conservations Voters Education Fund. He is also active in other community, industry and volunteer organizations, including Bridges to Community, which builds homes in the poorest regions of Nicaragua.