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"The well rounded professional makes little distinction between work and play, labor and leisure, the mind and body, education and recreation and love and religion."

Robert L. Dilenschneider, from the book, Power and Influence


Founder and Principal of the Dilenschneider Group

Robert L. Dilenschneider formed The Dilenschneider Group in October 1991.

Prior to forming his own firm, Mr. Dilenschneider served as president and chief executive officer of Hill and Knowlton, Inc. from 1986 to 1991.

He has counseled major corporations, professional groups, trade associations and educational institutions, and has assisted clients in dealings with regulatory agencies, labor unions, consumer groups and minorities, among others.

Mr. Dilenschneider has authored eight books — including the best-selling Power and Influence, A Briefing for Leaders, On Power, The Critical 14 Years of Your Professional Life, Moses: C.E.O — and The Critical 2nd Phase of your Professional Life. Most recently, he published 50 Plus!—Critical Career Decisions for the Rest of Your Life.

Mr. Dilenschneider started in public relations in 1967 in New York, shortly after receiving an M.A. in journalism from Ohio State University, and a B.A. from the University of Notre Dame.
Principal/Counselor Experience/Background
Amory Armstrong21 years: corporate, financial, foundation, philanthropy, client services, networking, art and antiques
Janet Bartucci39 years: corporate, agency, global consumer communications, branding, change & issues management, travel, tourism & lifestyle branding, corporate social responsibility, business-to-business, media relations
Bob Berkowitz38 years: media, AP, CNN White House, ABC, NBC, CNBC
Fred Bona40 years: public relations, crisis management, environmental and global communications
Joan Brower30 years: agency, media, travel, lifestyle, wine/spirits
Orlando Camargo20 years: corporate, agency, branding, financial, international affairs
Ronald Cooper35 years: finance, business, investment banking, Wall Street Journal, Euromoney, IDD
Jonathan Dedmon27 years: corporate, agency, media association
Robert L. Dilenschneider35 years: corporate, agency
Mary Frances Duffy22 years: agency
Jon Gelberg25 years: in communications journalism, content marketing, digital, e-commerce and social media
Kenneth N. Gilpin26 years: financial, journalism and, contract writing; The New York Times, The Journal of Commerce, U.S. Trust, Merrill Lynch & Co.
Art Gormley30 years: financial, corporate, agency
Jeffrey Keegan15 years; business, politics, finance, investment banking; Investment Dealers' Digest, MCM
Joseph A. Kopec30 years: agency, financial, government, political campaigns
Robert W. Laird30 years: New York City newspapers. 11 years: New York City and State government and political public relations
Ann McFeatters38 years: media, Scripps Howard White House, national politics, columnist
Leo Murray35 years: media and financial. CBS and Boston Globe
Michael Nason30 years: global media strategist, crisis communications expert, radio and television producer and social media advisor
Joseph F. Pisani32 years: media, The (Stamford) Advocate, Greenwich Time, The St. Petersburg Times, Newsday
Joel S. Pomerantz40 years: financial, agency, corporate, media
Ned Raynolds35 years: agency, corporate, communications strategy, financial relations, speech/article writing
Richard Shonfeld12 years: financial, agency
Robert Swadosh27 years; investor relations, branding management, strategic communications
Joe Tessitore35 years: non-fiction book publishing, business health/wellness, reference, illustrated, faith/religion, politics
Thor Valdmanis30 years: financial journalist - London Evening Standard, USA Today; senior adviser - investor relations, media relations, transactions and crisis
Jim Zebora30 years: media, including Times-Mirror, Tribune, Hearst. Business/Financial Editor at The (Stamford) Advocate, Greenwich Time, Connecticut Post.
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