Principal, Wescott Strategic Communications LLC
David Wescott is principal of Wescott Strategic Communications, where he develops and leads successful outreach strategies for clients in life sciences, agriculture, education and broadcast media. Wescott spent twelve years at global communications consultancy APCO Worldwide, where he was vice president and director, digital strategy. While at APCO, he provided strategic counsel to C-suite executives on everything from media training to congressional testimony to crisis management. Prior to joining APCO, he was an aide to U.S. Senator Edward M. Kennedy on the Committee on Health, Labor, Education and Pensions. He also served as executive director of a statewide business advocacy coalition in Massachusetts, and as administrator for the Department of Pediatrics at Boston Medical Center / Boston University School of Medicine. Wescott is founder of It's Not a Lecture, a blog that focuses on social media, culture, business, science and policy. He produced podcasts for Earth & Industry and covered the science blogosphere at Global Voices Online. He has contributed to many leading online publications, including Nature.com's Soapbox Science and PR News.