058: Lead Boldly by Learning from One of the Best with Bob Witeck, Founder of Witeck Communications

Bob Witeck founded his Washington, D.C. based firm, Witeck Communications, in 1993. For the past 25 years, he has received countless recognitions as one of the nation’s leading business communicators, strategic consultants, and research experts on many aspects of the lives and households of LGBTQ people, families, and communities. In his work, Bob partners with nonprofit organizations, allies, experts, and business leaders to advise major corporations and advocacy groups on their missions, strategies, messages, and occasional crises.

Prior to launching his own business, Bob served as a legislative assistant and communications director in the U.S. Senate for a decade, as well as a senior VP at an international public affairs and public relations firm, Hill & Knowlton.

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Questions Answered in this Episode

·      Who is Bob Witeck, and what does his business do?

·      What was the origin story of his business?

·      How does he empower LGBTQ communities through business?

·      How can you get in touch with him?

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·      Connect with Bob by Email

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Rhodes Perry

Rhodes Perry is a nationally recognized expert on LGBTQ and social justice public policy matters, with two decades of leadership experience innovating strategy management, policy and program solutions for corporations, government agencies, and non-profit organizations. At his core, Rhodes is an entrepreneur, where he most recently established Rhodes Perry Consulting, LLC, a national diversity and inclusion consulting firm that uses an intersectional approach to collaborate with leaders on creating solutions in the practice areas of strategy management, issue advocacy, and stakeholder engagement. Previously, Rhodes founded the Office of LGBTQ Policy & Practice at the New York City Administration for Children’s Services, and prior to this assignment he served as the founding Director of Policy at PFLAG National where he led the policy strategy and advocacy efforts for the organization’s 350 chapters. He cut his teeth serving as a Program Examiner at the White House Office of Management & Budget, where he improved upon federal benefit programs designed to provide assistance to low-income communities. Rhodes earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Gender Studies from the University of Notre Dame, and obtained a Master of Public Administration from New York University.