Executive Vice President, Qorvis MSL
Stan Collender, an executive vice president in the Washington, D.C. office, has extensive experience in financial and public affairs communications. During his more than 4 decades in communications, he has designed and implemented award-winning crisis, public affairs, marketing and other communications efforts for financial companies, Wall Street firms, trade associations, nonprofit organizations, and federal agencies. Prior to joining MSL, Collender was the general manager of the Washington office of Financial Dynamics Business Communications, national director of public affairs for Fleishman Hillard, and a senior vice president at Burson-Marsteller. He also served as the director of federal budget policy for two major international accounting firms Price Waterhouse and Touche Ross and as president of the Budget Research Group, a private Washington-based consulting organization. Collender has extensive experience on Capitol Hill and is considered to be one of the world’s leading experts on the U.S. budget and Wall Street’s response to Washington tax and spending proposals. He is one of only a handful of people who has worked for the House and Senate Budget Committees, and has worked for three U.S. representatives who served on the House Budget or Ways and Means Committees. Collender holds a bachelor’s degree in politics and psychology from New York University and a master’s degree in public policy (MPP) from the University of California, Berkeley.