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Stan Collender

Executive Vice President

Stan, Qorvis MSL’s National Director of Financial Communications, has more than three decades of experience in communications designing and implementing award-winning communications efforts for financial companies, Wall Street firms, trade associations, nonprofit organizations, and federal agencies. In 2012, Stan was nominated for the prestigious “Financial Communicator of the Year” award. In 2013, Stan led the team at Qorvis MSL that won the PR News Platinum Award for financial communications campaign of the year.

Stan has extensive experience in financial and public affairs communications. Prior to joining Qorvis MSL, Stan was the general manager of the Washington, D.C. office of Financial Dynamics Business Communications, national director of public affairs for Fleishman Hillard, and a senior vice president at Burson-Marstellar. 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.

Stan is one of the leading experts on federal fiscal and monetary policies, Congress, and Wall Street’s response to Washington tax and spending policies.

Stan is also the founder and principal writer of “Capital Gains and Games,” which the Wall Street Journal has called one of the top 25 economic and financial blogs in the U.S. Additionally, Stan is the author of The Guide to the Federal Budget, one of the most assigned texts on the subject.

Stan speaks to more than 200 organizations across the United States each year. He appears frequently on radio and television news programs, and is often quoted by major newspapers and magazines.