Bill Coletti is a crisis communications and reputation management expert, with more than twenty-five years of experience managing high-stakes crises, issues management, and media relations challenges for Fortune 500 companies and global political campaigns. He is the founder of Kith: a crisis communications and reputation management firm that is at its best when working with established corporations that feel disrupted in the age of disruption.
Bill previously global co-led the Global Risk Management and Crisis Communications Practice for Hill+Knowlton Strategies and has provided senior counsel in crisis management, corporate communications, and reputation defense to clients including AT&T, Cargill, The College Board, Target Corporation, American Airlines, The Home Depot, American Express, and Xerox, as well as major universities and NGOs.
He lives in Austin, Texas, and is a sailor, cyclist and yoga enthusiast.
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I’ve had the opportunity to work side-by- side with Bill during high stakes crisis of all stripes. I can say unequivocally, if you’re in a fox hole you will want Bill by your side.
Dan BartlettExecutive Vice President, Corporate Affairs WalmartAugust 16, 2017
Crisis hits you when you least expect it. Bill’s years of experience and calming disposition truly helped us through a crisis and his thought process on reputation management is second to none. I would highly recommend Critical Moments to CEOs.
John KeatingPresident Business Operations and Supply Chain Protein Enterprise, CargillAugust 16, 2017
In a crisis you want a battle-tested veteran. And you want someone like Bill Coletti who can not only put out the immediate fire, but help ensure there is no long-term damage to a firm or individual’s reputation. Coletti learned it all the hard way, in the trenches. You can learn all the easy way by picking up Critical Moments.
Mark McKinnonCreator and co-host of Showtime’s The Circus, and former media advisor to George W. Bush and John McCain.August 19, 2017
For any organization today, reputation has never been more critical or less stable. Bill Coletti offers deep experience and plain-spoken wisdom that will help you understand the stakes, navigate the challenges, and make smart decisions while everyone is watching.
John McGrathSenior Vice President, Communications & Marketing, The College BoardAugust 19, 2017