Scott Deitz has more than 30 years of experience as a proven business leader working at the convergence of investor relations, communications, reputation management, public affairs, and corporate social responsibility. His purpose-driven approach includes advising diverse companies that are global leaders in their respective sectors.
At Seven Letter, Scott specializes in investor and capital market relations, issues management, messaging, stakeholder communication and engagement, and providing counsel to companies on topics reflecting special situations, including capital market listings, M&A, divestitures, spin-offs, start-ups, bankruptcies, and activist relations. He works to protect and enhance client reputations en route to achieving preferred public and private valuations.
Previously, Scott was Vice President, Corporate Relations at Kontoor Brands a public company spun off from VF Corporation in 2019 where he served as Vice President of Public Affairs. A member of the leadership teams at both companies, Scott led or advised on matters of investor and government relations, social responsibility, issues and crisis management, corporate and brand communications, reputation management, sustainability policy, university relations, and philanthropic activities.
Scott’s experience also includes serving as Senior Vice President and Partner at FleishmanHillard, a public relations and marketing communications firm, providing clients with business counsel on topics of issues and crisis communication, investor relations, financial and special-situation communications, and activist engagement.
Prior to Scott’s work as a consultant, he was Vice President of Investor Relations and Corporate Communications at building materials and fiber glass reinforcements company Owens Corning. There he helped to re-establish the company’s reputation and guided Owens Corning back to the New York Stock Exchange as a member in good standing following years in asbestos-related bankruptcy. Scott began his career working in investor relations and corporate communications in the paper and forest products industry.
Scott holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. He also studied business at the Kellogg School of Management and multi-cultural communication at Sweden’s Krauthammer International. He is a frequent university lecturer, public speaker, and is a powerful advocate for bringing people and organizations together to breakdown long-standing barriers and to collaborate to achieve common business and social goals. Scott volunteers his time to advance responsible sourcing around the world, to advocate for the prevention of gender-based workplace violence and sexual harassment, and to advance opportunities for people with disabilities.