We have:
  • Served as a key advisor for a Fortune 500 financial services CEO on corporate and community development issues, and on national automotive safety issues.
  • Helped pull together a new community ownership group to purchase the San Antonio Spurs of the NBA (1993).
  • Developed brand communications for a processed food company with national reach, and for its Fortune 500 acquirer.
  • Assisted the CEO of a large private company in winding down the company amidst considerable public controversy.
  • Provided coaching/personal goal-setting programs for CEOs.
  • Advised life science/technology entrepreneurs on messaging for raising investment capital.
  • Worked with the CEO of a State Agency in developing strategies – public and governmental – for project development in the natural resources arena.
  • Managed, for a municipally-appointed board, the process of announcing a new CEO following a long search sparked by a very public and controversial departure of the previous CEO.
  • Assisted the Boards of numerous corporations and nonprofits in dealing with sudden CEO changes and transitions.
  • Developed communications for companies in concert with labor negotiations and strikes.
  • Served on the search committees for key executives on behalf of universities, a state agency and other nonprofits.
  • Developed messaging with C-Suite and/or Board teams for dozens of companies, entrepreneurial start-ups, universities, associations, nonprofits.
  • Helped a major market public television station define and focus its mission statement and messages.
  • Worked with municipalities, convention & visitor bureaus, chambers of commerce and associated organizations in economic development efforts, including branding and dealing with prospects.
  • Developed numerous crisis management plans for a variety of companies, and worked with corporate and nonprofit leadership in managing through crises ranging from a mass murder (Luby’s, 1991) to refinery explosions to fatal workplace accidents to sexual abuse matters.
  • Assisted Foundation and Corporate leaders in making major philanthropic decisions.
  • Worked with litigation teams for corporations on multiple occasions to provide support on strategy and communications.
  • Handled communications planning and execution for sale of:
    • Pace Foods, makers of Pace Picante Sauce, to Campbell Soup Company in New Jersey
    • Ray Ellison Homes, San Antonio’s largest home building company, to Kaufman & Broad in California
    • RailTex, a publicly-traded short-line railroad company (with 26 railroads in North America), to Rail America in Florida
    • DPT, a pharmaceutical manufacturer, to Renaissance Acquisition Holdings in Illinois