David Hlavac has joined Prior Lake-based Bellmont Partners Public Relations as an account director, bringing more than 15 years of strategic communications and copywriting experience to the growing full-service agency.
David has worked with a wide range of clients throughout his career – from Fortune 500 giants to fledgling start-up companies – to drive business value and brand awareness through best-in-class communications strategies.
“David is a seasoned agency professional with a knack for distilling complex products and services into accessible, approachable stories for broad audiences,” says Jen Bellmont, Bellmont Partners vice president. “From the moment we first met, we knew David shared many Bellmont Partners philosophies – emphasizing partnership over process, demonstrating high-value client service every day and viewing client work through a highly creative, entrepreneurial lens.”
After earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in American History from the University of Minnesota in 1996, David began his career in Washington, D.C. with the renowned political consulting and cause-marketing firm GMMB before returning to Minnesota and joining Carmichael Lynch Spong (CLS) in 2000.
At CLS, David was part of a Silver Anvil award-winning product launch team working on behalf of General Mills, while his work for Formica Corporation was recognized with back-to-back SABRE awards for trade media relations.
Prior to joining Bellmont Partners, David was an account supervisor and senior copywriter at Haberman, an integrated brand-marketing agency in Minneapolis, where he oversaw content development for the agency’s business-to-business, education and high-tech clients, including the University of St. Thomas, PLATO Learning, Boise Inc. and the Bush Foundation.