PUBLIC Inc. Expands, Moving Into a New Space and Adding Three Senior Leaders
PUBLIC Inc. continues to build and strengthen its offering as a full-service global marketing agency and consultancy, doubling its office size and adding new senior leadership. New members of the PUBLIC team include; Dan Dunsky, Vice President, Insights & Impact, Adam Kahan, Senior Advisor, and Roberta Polyak, Director, People & Culture.
Vice President, Insights & Impact
Dan Dunsky has been in the business of opinion formation for 25 years, with over 20 years’ experience creating and overseeing broadcast, print, and digital media, as well as strategy, marketing and communications. Most recently, he formed Dunsky Insight, a strategic communications consultancy. Prior to that, he created and was Executive Producer of “The Agenda with Steve Paikin,” Canada’s premier prime-time broadcast of long-form analysis and insight journalism. As an analyst, Dan is heard on NewsTalk 1010, has appeared on CNN and CTV, and has written for numerous Canadian and American publications, including the Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star, The National Interest, and The National Review. A persuasive communicator, Dan speaks regularly on the promise and peril of digital change.
“This is a new challenge for me and I’m very excited about it,” says Dan Dunsky, Vice President, Insights & Impact. “PUBLIC does great work and I’m looking forward to expanding our ability to help companies profit with purpose — a growing trend that is changing the way successful brands do business.”
Adam Kahan has led non-profit and for profit organizations in five different countries and consulted for both sectors. He has designed strategic plans, marketing, communications and branding campaigns and in his role, leading fundraising drives, has raised over $3.8 billion. His most recent role was Vice President, Advancement at Ryerson University a position he held for 13 years until his retirement. There he was responsible for the rebranding of the University and led its fundraising, realizing over $300 million. He also focused on driving innovation and entrepreneurship and is a Senior Fellow of the Brookfield Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. He is on the Board of the Canadian Club, Toronto and on the Advisory Board of Flybits, a unique, cloud-based experience management software product.
“I am truly enthused to be joining the PUBLIC Team. They are passionate, dedicated and creative,” says Adam Kahan, Senior Advisor. “PUBLIC is leading the way in creating value for organizations in the profit with purpose arena. I look forward to helping bring their unique offerings to both the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors.”
Director, People & Culture
Roberta Polyak had come to PUBLIC as Director, People & Culture. She has over 13 years of human resources and organizational development experience in various industries. Roberta’s expertise includes training and development, leadership and management coaching. She is passionate about creating a workplace where employees can be their best and business goals and objectives are achieved.
“I am very excited to join the talented team at PUBLIC and work together to achieve our mission of helping brands profit with purpose,” says Roberta Polyak, Director, People & Culture.
“We are thrilled to transition into a much bigger space and to add four seasoned senior leaders to our team at this critical juncture, as our business grows and expands globally,” says Phillip Haid, CEO of PUBLIC Inc. “As a full-service marketing agency and consultancy, we are dedicated to integrating team members who want to help transform how brands succeed with social purpose.”