Wade Hyde's background spans over three decades of diversified marketing, public relations, customer relations, and technology communications experience from working with several nationally recognized companies and organizations.
As a leading corporate communications executive for Blockbuster, Hyde concentrated on significantly improving trade, retail, and international media relations while this entertainment giant was undergoing significant management and fiscal changes.
He previously headed the financial communications department for FoxMeyer Corporation (now McKesson), a Fortune 500 $5.5 billion pharmaceutical distribution company where his team successfully guided the corporation through a period of extreme stock value declination, a bankruptcy, and a corporate merger.
Hyde is currently faculty member of Dallas College, a vibrant urban learning institution serving over 85,000 students, where he teaches marketing, retail, customer service, sales, and project management.
Hyde spent several years working in corporate communications at Anthem Health (now AmeriHealth), a Blue Cross/Blue Shield-affiliated insurance organization, following his work in television at CBS-affiliate KDFW-TV Channel 4 and independent station KXTX-TV Channel 39.
Before forming Wade Hyde Corporation in 1999, Hyde served as vice president of marketing & public relations for a publicly traded real estate investment company.
A longtime member of the National Writers Union, Hyde is a published feature writer and columnist for national magazines, regional newspapers and leading websites including American Profile, Texas Triangle and MatchScene.com, the former online publication for match.com. Hyde was a top graduate of The University of Texas at Austin where he received the Outstanding Student Award in Radio-Television-Film from the College of Communications, and he later earned a Master of Science in Marketing from Texas A&M University-Commerce. He is also a proud community college graduate from North Lake College.
Since 2001, Hyde has been a faculty member at Dallas College, teaching marketing, retailing, customer services, sales, and project management. He is also highly active in faculty leadership roles, currently serving as the the president of the El Centro Campus Faculty Association (ECCFA).
Beyond his professional experience, Hyde regularly volunteers for a wide variety of philanthropic causes and not-for-profit organizations, including Legacy Counseling Center, where he faithfully served on the board of directors for nearly 20 years and presently chairs the organization’s finance committee as treasurer.
A patron of the arts, Hyde serves on the board of directors of the New Texas Symphony Orchestra, the premier community orchestra of Dallas. He is also a former member of the Dallas Symphony Chorus, a board member of the Irving High School Band Alumni Association, and co-founder of Plymouth Park Performances, a fine arts concert series, and local theater production company.
A community activist, Hyde helped establish the Kessler Plaza Neighborhood Association in the Oak Cliff area of Dallas where he also served as an election judge and precinct chair for over ten years. Hyde is an avid naturalist and actively participates in the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail & Snow Network, collecting daily precipitation information to support environmental sustainability initiatives.
Hyde additionally sits on the newly created steering committee for The University of Texas-Exes LGBT Network, and he is a member of The Chancellor’s Council of the University of Texas System. Hyde is married to Tim Thobe, founder of Toby Foods, and the couple lives happily together in Dallas along with their cat, Grady.
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