MAS Leadership Communications is an executive communications firm guiding C-suite leadership in both external and internal messaging. Through their coined mantra “Message, Medium and Measurement,” the three gentlemen behind MAS Leadership Communications flawlessly guide their clients through everything from press interviews to employee relations. The team is a tour de force in the executive communications world.
Charles McNair (M), Ken Askew (A) and Steve Soltis (S) have known each other for two decades as contemporaries and friends. With resumes boasting a pulitzer prize nomination, a speech writing position at the White House and jobs at the forefront of communications for companies such as Coca-Cola, Pfizer, McDonald’s, Dow/DuPont and UPS, the trio has always had a deep seeded respect for one another’s talent.
“I always knew I wanted to do business with Ken and Charles,” said Steve Soltis, IgniteHQ’s newest tenant.
In 2017, Soltis left a decade long position at Coke where he headed external and internal communications for then CEO Muhtar Kent. He immediately seized the opportunity to manifest his dream of working with McNair and Askew.
MAS Leadership Communications launched last year. According to Soltis, he and his partners have been busy servicing a roster of clients, but the new firm has yet to market publically.
“We’re all perfectionists,” said Soltis. “We want to do all the work we can handle. Fortunately, we’ve been very effective with back channel marketing,” he added.
Although the three men work cooperatively, they reside in separate cities across the western hemisphere. McNair lives in Bogota, Colombia. Askew works from San Francisco and Soltis, a resident of West Cobb, pulls his weight from metro Atlanta.
Soltis couldn’t be more excited about finding IgniteHQ. Just twelve minutes from his house, Soltis touts IgniteHQ’s location and amenities as a major draw for him.
“I love working at IgniteHQ,” commended Soltis. “I think the faculty here is amazing. The support services are amazing. I nourish off the energy of all these young people doing neat things,” he said.
Soltis says he knows more and more people want to work closer to home with better affordabiity and access.
“I walk out the door and get to be part of the resurgence happening in downtown Marietta. It’s really cool here and IgniteHQ is a big reason why it’s cool!” exclaimed Soltis.