Dave Garino - 2014

Dave Garino’s career spanned more than 45 years helping his readers understand the world of finance and his clients communicate effectively with financial analysts, investors, media and the communities they served. His unique media background provided a well-rounded view of the investment community. He spent more than 16 years as a reporter with The Wall Street Journal, including 13 years as the manager of the St. Louis bureau, and five years as a securities analyst with A.G. Edwards & Sons, Inc.  In 1987, Dave joined one of the world’s largest public relations firms—Fleishman-Hillard Inc. where he managed a range of financial communications programs.  His client list included Fortune 500 companies in multiple industries. He developed their strategic investor messages, targeted members of the investment community, wrote and managed production on annual reports and placed stories in key financial media.  His counsel helped client companies improve their image with the investment community, deal with federal disclosure rules and successfully emerge from bankruptcy.  Dave was involved for more than 40 years with the St. Louis Journalism Review and its successor, the  Gateway Journalism Review.  He also served as the first president of the St. Louis Media History Foundation, whose mission is to procure and preserve St. Louis media-related historical materials.