President | Arland Communications
With more than 20 years experience in the consumer electronics industry, Dave Arland is respected by both editors and listeners as a knowledgeable resource.
A native Hoosier, Dave graduated from Butler University in 1985 with a degree in Radio & Television. He spent three years on-air at WIBC and WIRE Radio before being named Press Secretary to four-term Indianapolis Mayor Bill Hudnut. After a wealth of city government and national association experience, Dave joined Thomson/RCA in 1991.
At Thomson, Dave moved up through the ranks to be named Vice President of Global Consumer Marketing. He led the public relations efforts to introduce mp3 music players, high-definition TV, and e-book readers to consumers throughout the U.S. and Europe. He also served as the company's voice in Washington, testifying twice before Congress and helping staff of the Federal Communications Commission understand complex digital technology developments.
In 2008, he started Arland Communications and has helped consumer companies, broadcasters, and trade associations reach new audiences with the help of a dedicated team and key partners.
His frequent "Dave The Gadget Guy" appearances on WIBC FM 93.1 in Indianapolis help listeners decode the alphabet soup of tech industry changes.
Dave volunteers as Master Steward educator for Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity, is a passionate STAR TREK fan, and is on the board of WFYI Public TV. He is married with one daughter. Dave and his wife are musicians at Holy Spirit Catholic Church near Indianapolis.
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