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David Nobs Elected to ASU Cronkite Endowment Board

April 16, 2024

PHOENIX (April 16, 2024) – Dave Nobs, Managing Director of Growth & Development at LAVIDGE, has joined the prestigious Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication Endowment Board of Trustees.

Cronkite’s Endowment Board of Trustees is composed of top media leaders from across the Valley. Trustees advise the dean, support students through mentorship and internship and career opportunities, and philanthropically support the school’s priority funding needs. Trustees also help spearhead the school’s signature fundraising event, the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism.

“On behalf of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, I would like to welcome Dave to our Endowment Board of Trustees” said Dr. Battinto L. Batts Jr., Dean and Professor of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

“This group represents the best and brightest leaders in the Valley’s media, communications, advertising and public relations industries. Because of Dave’s leadership role at LAVIDGE, I have no doubt that his participation will enhance the board and impact the school in numerous ways.”

Dave has managed and held senior executive positions at some of the world’s largest multinational firms and leading boutique agencies and ran his own consultancy.  As chief growth officer for LAVIDGE, Nobs has been responsible for overall revenue growth for the Phoenix-based marketing agency since 2010.  

“I’m pleased to join the Endowment Board of Trustees and proud to be associated with the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.  I’m looking forward to playing an active role in helping to advance the mission of the Cronkite School and champion the school, the students and its programs going forward,” said Nobs.

Before joining LAVIDGE, Nobs was managing director of Ruder Finn and executive vice president/general manager of both Weber Shandwick and Rogers & Cowan, where he was responsible for the growth and management of each agency’s worldwide consumer, sports and entertainment marketing practices. He’s also held senior management posts at Cohn & Wolfe (now Burson Cohn & Wolfe), Earle Palmer Brown and Cone Communications.

About the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication

The Cronkite School is widely recognized as one of the nation’s premier professional journalism programs. Cronkite champions a “teaching hospital” model of journalism education in which students create professional content under the guidance of top professionals. Cronkite News, the student-powered, faculty-led capstone experience with news bureaus in Phoenix, Washington and Los Angeles, produces a daily newscast that airs on Arizona PBS and Cox YurView. Cronkite emphasizes programs that experiment with new forms of in-depth information gathering, storytelling, audience engagement, digital interactivity and revenue models.

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