Ian Bailey brings thirty years of global communications and public relations experience to his role as Adjunct Faculty, spanning financial and corporate communications, investor relations, crisis and issues management, internal communications, corporate responsibility, community affairs, and consumer public relations.

He currently serves as Chief Communications Officer for the American Cancer Society, leading its integrated communications team to support the organization’s goal of improving the lives of cancer patients and their families. Ian was previously Senior Vice President, Communications and Community at Qurate Retail Group, a Fortune 500, multi-brand retailer and, prior to Qurate, he was Vice President, Head of Communications and Public Relations with global lifestyle brand company, Abercrombie & Fitch Co.

His agency experience includes national practice area and major market leadership roles in the US and UK with Weber Shandwick, Hill & Knowlton and Financial Dynamics (now FTI Consulting), and as co-founder and managing partner of an independent strategic communications consulting firm, Capital C Partners.
He holds a master’s degree in communications with a certificate in crisis communications from Ohio University’s Scripps College of Communication, and a bachelor’s degree in German with management studies from King’s College, University of London.