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Sep 28 2015

Dave Samson of Chevron Named Next Page Society Chairman

CHICAGO, IL – September 28, 2015 – The Arthur W. Page Society has named Dave Samson, General Manager of Public Affairs at Chevron, as the next chairman of the Arthur W. Page Society. His term begins January 1, 2016. He will succeed Gary Sheffer, Vice President of Strategic Communications at General Electric.

“It is a real honor to be selected as the next chairman of the Page Society,” Samson said.  “Companies today are operating in a time of constant change and disruption, and a world in which every stakeholder has a powerful voice if they choose to speak out. Page is at the forefront of understanding this new dynamic and is advancing our profession into the future. I look forward to carrying forward Gary’s terrific success and unlocking the full value that Page offers its more than 600 members.”

Samson has been a member of the Page Society since 1996, has served as a trustee since 2008 and is the co-chair of this year’s Page Society Annual Conference, now being held in Chicago. He has also been a co-chair of the Page Society’s Member Engagement Committee and has worked to progress the next generation of communications’ leaders through his active involvement in Page’s Future Leaders Experience program.

“Dave Samson is a highly regarded communications leader,” Sheffer said. “Dave has made significant contributions to helping the Page Society achieve its goal of strengthening the leadership role of the chief communications officer. We are grateful to have him as the next chair of the Page Society.”

Samson is responsible for Chevron’s communications strategies and activities. His team is also responsible for Chevron’s digital strategies and properties, as well as corporate branding and paid media. Prior to Chevron, Dave held senior leadership roles with Oracle, Levi Strauss & Co., IBM and Ketchum Public Relations.

About the Arthur W. Page Society

The Arthur W. Page Society is a professional association for senior public relations and corporate communications executives who seek to enrich and strengthen their profession. Membership consists primarily of chief communications officers of Fortune 500 corporations, the CEOs of the world’s largest public relations agencies, and leading academics from the nation’s top business and communications schools. With 600 members in 18 countries, the Page Society enables members to develop professional relationships with the most knowledgeable, influential and innovative global leaders in enterprise communications. Members also participate in producing thought leadership that is shaping the understanding of the value and role of corporate communications, and are able to take advantage of professional development opportunities for their staff. The Page Society is dedicated to strengthening the enterprise leadership role of chief communications officers. For more information please visit


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