Dave Van de Walle is Managing Principal of Area 224.
Dave brings experience from both sides of the communications coin – in-house counsel and agency management.
As Managing Principal of Area 224, a firm he founded in 2006, he helped launch the education technology firm U Sphere, Inc., worked with clients in CPG, retail and financial services, and co-created the 12 Minute Marketing and CloutReach products.
A seasoned integrated marketing communications executive, Dave has led Public Relations efforts at Aon Corporation, shepherding the company through a transition to a new CEO and helping the company emerge from industry challenges with more market share through a comprehensive issues management program.
A former sportscaster who trained at world famous WAER-FM in Syracuse, New York, Dave is a graduate of Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.