Dave Shaw (Austin, TX) is president of Arsenal, a full-service advertising and PR firm based in Austin, Texas. He has a broad range of marketing and communications experience that spans advertising, branding, public relations and public affairs work with major brands and Fortune 500 companies.
Dave has been a guest speaker in The University of Texas at Austin Department of Advertising and invited to appear as a communications expert on panels for the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), American Marketing Association and the National Communications Association. His work has been featured in PRWeek and recognized with industry awards from PRSA, the American Advertising Federation, Texas Public Relations Association and International Association of Business Communicators.
Prior to Arsenal, Dave co-founded Russell/Shaw, an integrated marketing firm, and he was vice president at Austin PR shop TateAustin. Before that he was with Temerlin McClain in Dallas and Public Strategies, Inc. in Austin.
In the community, Dave is immediate past chair of Greenlights for Nonprofit Success and is a director of the Texas Lyceum. In 2008 the Austin Area Research Organization (AARO) selected Dave to participate in its McBee Fellowship program, and The University of Texas College of Communication named him to its Advisory Council. Dave also represents the UT College of Communication as a member of the Texas Exes Council.
Dave has previously served as board president of the Austin Public Library Foundation, as a board member of Leadership Austin and YouthLaunch, and as PR Chair for the Texas Book Festival. He was appointed to the City of Austin Public Library Commission by Council Member Will Wynn, and appointed to the Libraries for the Future Task Force by Mayor Kirk Watson. In 2002, the Young Men's Business League and Young Women's Alliance named Dave an Austin Under 40 award winner for community service.
Dave earned his M.A. in Communication Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a B.S. in Communication Studies from The University of Texas at Austin.