Scott Chaikin

Chairman Emeritus, Board Member and Senior Advisor

PHONE: 216-241-4615

Scott was named president of Dix & Eaton in 1996 and CEO in 1998, earlier having led both Dix & Eaton’s Investor Relations and Public Relations practices. He specializes in counsel to senior leadership on communications surrounding critical issues and major change initiatives. His work has focused on CEO succession, crises, culture change, M&A, rebranding, shareholder activism and overarching communications strategy for organizations like AkzoNobel, American Greetings, Covia, the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Keycorp, Lubrizol, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Southwest Airlines and UnitedHealth Group.

Specializes in:

  • Communications strategy
  • CEO communications
  • Crisis communications
  • Change management
  • Communications organization design

Involved with:

  • Board member of Playhouse Square
  • Board member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
  • Former Board chair of Greater Cleveland Partnership
  • Member and former Global Board chair of the Worldcom Public Relations Group
  • Former Board member of the PR Council


  • Travel
  • Hiking
  • Live music