As SmithGroup’s communications director, Dave sees his primary responsibility as "making sure that existing and prospective clients, current and potential employees and members of the media all know about the amazing and impactful work being done by the talented people at SmithGroup," he remarks. "My role provides the opportunity to interact with teams across all of our different markets and there is no shortage of outstanding design work to promote. It’s a big task, and one I am happy to take on each and every day." Active work days suit Dave, an avid runner, swimmer and cyclist. "Fitness is a huge part of my life," he says. "My two favorite places to run are the Chicago lakefront and the beaches near Santa Monica. And I’ve always found running to be a great way to explore new cities." Dave also brings his upbeat energy and considerable communications skills to his work as a sports PA announcer for college baseball, softball, basketball and soccer games in the Detroit area. "What started as a hobby has become a great way to combine my passions for communications and sports in one place," he notes.