Bob Knott is a senior managing director in the Strategic Communications segment at FTI Consulting, and is based in Washington, D.C. He also serves as head of the segment’s Corporate Communications practice in the Americas.
An expert in organizational positioning, reputation and issues management, thought leadership and corporate social responsibility (CSR), Mr. Knott has developed and executed integrated communications campaigns on behalf of Fortune 500 companies and trade associations in a diversity of sectors.
Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Mr. Knott was a global practice chairman and global client relationship manager at Edelman, where he managed many of the firm’s largest and most high profile client engagements. Mr. Knott managed the global launch of GE’s ecomagination, while overseeing Edelman’s worldwide work for the conglomerate. He led an effort to reposition Monsanto, overseeing the company’s corporate advertising, market research, public relations and digital communications. Mr. Knott also developed and implemented campaigns for the American Red Cross, JPMorgan Chase, Chevron, DuPont, E.ON, Fannie Mae, New York Life, Royal Dutch Shell, United Way of America, USAA, Veolia, Walmart and Waste Management, along with the American Wind Energy Association and Air Transport Association.
Mr. Knott has earned most of the industry’s top honors, including the PRWeek Award, Gold SABRE, Bronze Anvil and Communicator Award, while twice receiving Edelman’s Chairman’s Award — the single honor given annually for the highest quality service of any account team in the firm’s global network.