James Toccacelli joins DART Insight and Communications Inc. as Senior Associate, Corporate Reputation Management/Corporate Communications & Corporate

Globally Recognized, Award Winning Authority Provides Expertise in Corporate Public Affairs Disciplines Including Corporate Reputation Management, Corporate Media and Marketing Communications, Issues Management, Crisis Communications

Toronto—John Wright (CEO – Insight) and Victoria Ollers (CEO – Communications) of DART Insight and Communications Inc. are pleased to announce that James Toccacelli, APR, FCPRS, has joined the DART team as a Senior Associate specializing in Corporate Reputation Management/Corporate Communications & Corporate Public Affairs. James is a globally recognized and award winning authority on Corporate Public Affairs, Corporate Reputation management, and Corporate Communications.

Accredited with both the Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) and Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), James has worked across a breadth of industries earning experience and providing expertise in corporate reputation management, corporate media and marketing communications, issues management, crisis communications and a host of other Corporate Affairs disciplines. He is a recipient of the Philip A. Novikoff Memorial Award by the CPRS, the organizations highest ranking award.

In his more than thirty-year Public Affairs career, James has served as the senior communications professional with Kinross Gold Corp., EDS Canada Inc., EDS Asia Pacific (Hong Kong), Levi Strauss Asia Pacific (Singapore) and Levi Strauss & Co. (Canada) Inc.  James has practiced and conducted crisis planning and media training on a range of issues and product marketing initiatives in Canada, the U.S., Central and South America, Europe and throughout Asia.  As Director of Communications for Levi Strauss (Asia), he was responsible for internal communications and employee communications for LS&Co.’s O&O facilities in Manila and Adelaide, Australia; as well as contracted facilities in 13 countries in Asia from Pakistan to New Zealand to (American) Saipan.

In addition to his corporate work, James worked in the media with the Peterborough Examiner, Global Television News, and Canadian Lawyer magazine as well as with Wardair/Canadian Airlines, and served as Executive in Residence at Algonquin College’s Public Relations program. He holds a Bachelor of Journalism (Honors) degree from Carleton University, has been published in leading academic journals and lectured on the management of Corporate Reputation as a strategic corporate asset.

DART’s offer to the marketplace is simple: a portfolio of single, owner-operators at the top of their game who know each other thoroughly and who are brought together selectively to work on client assignments to provide insight and communications expertise. DART is the collective skin and an acknowledgment that the firms’ leadership and its associates work together as a team. DART is co-owned and operated by two well-known professionals who bring opinion research and communications practices together—John Wright who is CEO – Insight http://dartinc.xyz/john-wright, and Victoria (“Vicki”) Ollers who is CEO – Communications http://dartinc.xyz/victoria-ollers/ . There’s a lot of grey matter (and hair) here without the overhead that others bring to the table. That’s what our clients want so that’s exactly what we deliver. On Point – On Target. http://dartinc.xyz/