Steve Soltis is a senior adviser with MAS Leadership Communication, a company he formed in 2017. Steve is also an executive-in-residence with the University of Virginia Darden School of Business, teaching management and leadership communication.
From 2006 to 2017, Steve led executive communication at The Coca-Cola where he served as the lead communication strategist for chair and CEO Muhtar Kent, and was responsible for all of his executive speeches, town halls, videos, press briefings, correspondence, and external and internal appearances. In addition, he was responsible for orchestrating the company's entire C-suite executive visibility efforts and for formulating its employee communication strategies and execution. In 2012, his role expanded to include corporate employee communication.
Prior to joining Coca-Cola, Steve led executive communication efforts for 10 years at UPS, the world's largest transportation company. In that role, he was instrumental in developing the company's executive visibility programming and supporting three successive CEOs. During that time, Steve was also responsible for helping develop the company's B2B customer thought leadership conference, Longitudes.
Steve's corporate career began in 1994 as an executive speechwriter for MCI in Atlanta. In addition, he was part of the founding editorial team at Washington Flyer Magazine, a joint venture with the Metropolitan Washington D.C. Airports Authority and Ackerley Advertising. Steve was also part of the founding editorial team at the Austin Chronicle, and later worked for The Global Network in Washington, D.C. He began his career in journalism working for the Plano (Texas) Daily Star Courier.
Steve graduated from North Texas State University in 1986 and received a master's degree from Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg, Virginia, in 1992. He is the author of two travel guide books, published by the Richmond (Virginia) Times Dispatch and The Boston Globe Company, respectively.