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Tim Doke


Tim Doke has more than 40 years of experience advising CEOs and executing on a broad range of communications challenges, opportunities and issues. Tim has held senior positions with some of the world’s largest companies, public relations agencies and two large academic medical centers. In each of his corporate roles, Tim held the additional responsibility for corporate philanthropy and charitable giving.

After graduating summa cum laude from the University of Central Missouri, Tim spent a year as a Rotary Foundation Fellow studying International Law and Organizations at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. He worked briefly in politics and state government in Missouri before joining Carl Byoir & Associates in New York – then the world’s third largest public relations firm. He served clients in Byoir offices in Washington, DC, San Francisco and Kansas City. Tim joined Alaska Airlines in 1983 to head its corporate communications function, and rejoined Byoir to run its Washington, DC office in 1985.

Byoir was acquired by Hill & Knowlton in 1986 and Tim served as Deputy General Manager of the 150-person Washington office of the combined firms. In 1989, he became Executive Vice President of Elgin Syferd/DDB Needham in Seattle where he oversaw work for a dozen major clients, including American Airlines.

Tim served as Vice President – Corporate Communications at American Airlines or 10 years. In recognition of his work at American on and following the tragic events of September 11, 2001, Tim was named 2002 Public Relations Professional of the Year by the Public Relations Society of America.

He was recruited as Vice President for Corporate Communications at Dell, Inc. in 2003. When Motorola did a spin-off of its $5 billion internal semiconductor division 18 months later, Tim was recruited as Vice President for Communications and Marketing. The newly-named Freescale Semiconductor, a global enterprise with operations throughout Asia, India, Europe and the U.S., staged a successful IPO on the New York Stock Exchange. Tim led a fully integrated global marketing and communications team. Two years after its IPO, Freescale was the target of a $19 billion private equity buyout transaction that closed at the end of 2006.

In February of 2007, Tim left Freescale and the corporate arena to leverage his background and experience to support non-profit organizations including the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and the University of North Texas Health Science Center. In each organization, he formed and led large integrated marketing and communications teams with broad external, internal, development and digital responsibilities.

After spending eight years in the non-profit and educational sector, Tim returned to providing consulting and senior executive counseling in September 2015.


B.A., communication and political science, University of Central Missouri