Frank Shaw started his career in the Marines, with aspirations to be a pilot. After a series of changes, he found himself at the intersection of communication and tech. Today he serves as the corporate vice president of communications at Microsoft and will be the opening keynote at the IABC World Conference 2022.
Tune in to learn more about this fascinating career journey, plus Frank’s thoughts on the power of authenticity, trends he’s seeing in the tech space, his advice for the next generation of communicators, how his team at Microsoft chooses to speak on social issues and more.
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In his current role as CVP of communications at Microsoft, Frank Shaw leads the team that defines and manages Microsoft's communications strategies worldwide. His charter includes establishing the vision and implementation of best practices for companywide storytelling, product PR, media and analyst relations, executive communications, employee communications, global agency management and military affairs.
As an avid technologist with more than 20 years of experience in communications, Shaw has led diverse teams representing government, entertainment, food and retail. Prior to joining Microsoft in 2009, he was the president of the Microsoft account worldwide at Waggener Edstrom Worldwide where he held key responsibilities for all global PR, communications and influence efforts.
Before the technology chapter of his career, Shaw proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corps and is a graduate of the Department of Defense Information School, also holding a bachelor of science degree in journalism from the University of Oregon.