Who We Are
Lisabeth Weiner is owner and president of Lisabeth Weiner Consultants, a company that provides executive counsel to CEOs and senior executives to assist with managing the visibility and positioning of their companies. Areas of specialization include using communications to support strategic business goals, crisis communications consulting, reputation management, Web 2.0 and social media strategies, and media relations. The firm's client base is in diverse industries that include real estate, healthcare, and financial services.
Prior to starting her own company, Lisabeth Weiner was a vice president in the corporate practice of Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide. Some of her client work included an analysis of the Teamsters/UPS strike, crises communications for Fortune 100 companies, crisis management and positioning for a major medical center, and managing a name change and identity program for a manufacturing company. She has also counseled clients in high profile situations involving Dateline and 60 Minutes.
From 1990 to 1996, Weiner ran the public relations department at First Chicago Corporation (now Bank One Corporation) where she served as chief spokesperson for Chicago's largest bank. During that time, she handled numerous strategic and highly sensitive issues related to corporate restructurings, corporate finance, crisis communications, risk management, strategic redirection, senior management changes and all of the communications issues related to its 1995 merger of equals. She was part of a team that helped build a visibility program for the institution and its chairman, which earned him the recognition of Crain's Chicago Business Executive of the Year in 1994. At First Chicago she also established several integrated marketing and public relations programs related to retail banking, investment products and corporate finance. In addition to her expertise in financial services, Weiner has conducted media training programs and has extensive public speaking experience on communications issues. Additionally Weiner was an award winning business reporter for American Banker and Reuters News Agency in New York and Chicago. Weiner earned her M.S. from Columbia University, her B.A. from the University of Minnesota and was an Alfred Sloan Fellow at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.
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