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Allison Bozniak, President

Allison Bozniak

Since starting Lincoln Park Public Relations in October 2001, Allison Bozniak has created strategic media and messaging campaigns for a diverse range of clients, including the Electronic Industries Alliance, the Internet Security Alliance, the Terrorism Research Center, the Romanian Radio Broadcasting Corporation and the NASDAQ listed satellite company, PanAmSat.

Before starting Lincoln Park PR, Allison managed a number of high-profile accounts through the high-tech PR firm, The Merritt Group, working successfully to gain visibility for the local IT defense contractor, CACI International. She also managed public relations efforts for Israeli-based Lightscape, Inc., and the network performance firm Visual Networks, Inc. Prior to joining Merritt Group, Allison developed marketing strategies for the cyber-security firm, iDEFENSE in their start-up phase.

Allison's international experience includes working for the London Sunday Times, the World Bank's External Affairs Office and the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office. She also participated in a year-long study appointment to the German Parliament where she worked for the Green Party and researched comparative political systems at the University of Bonn.

Allison holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Public Policy from Indiana University's School of Public and Environmental Affairs.


Elmar Sulk, Senior Strategist

Elmar Sulk

Elmar Sulk moved to Washington DC after a four year career as a spokesperson for German Industry in Berlin. In this role, Elmar developed programs and wrote speeches and articles focusing on "Corporate Responsibility" for German companies. Prior to that, Elmar was the Head of Press and Public Relations for IBIS ACAM Holding and Co, Andernach, Germany, an international service company for continuing education services active in seven countries with over 800 employees.

Elmar spent over seven years working in political and public relations strategy for the German Parliament. First as a speech writer and press relations coordinator for German MP Juergen Augustinowitz and then as a Senior Staff member to the Minister for Research and Technology Dr. Paul Krueger.

Elmar holds a graduate degree in History from the University of Bonn. In addition to his fluent German and English, he has basic knowledge of Russian, French and Swedish.


John Diamond , Senior Strategist

John Diamond brings a strong background in business consulting and national security expertise to Lincoln Park Public Relations. Diamond has over 25 years of experience in print and broadcast journalism including 17 covering Congress, the Pentagon, State Department and CIA for publications including USA Today, the Chicago Tribune and the Associated Press. He has reported from Iraq, Bosnia and some 40 other foreign countries.

Diamond has been a guest lecturer at the National Defense University and frequent guest on National Public Radio, CSPAN, Fox News, and CNN. Diamond has a weekly commentary segment on Federal News Radio aired every Tuesday afternoon. He has established relationships of trust with a long list of contacts from the U.S. military to the CIA to Congress under Democratic and Republican administrations.

Since leaving daily journalism, Diamond has written a history of the CIA during the post-Cold War era published in September 2008 by Stanford University Press. He has also been conducting research and writing for the Nuclear Threat Initiative, a think tank headed by former Senator Sam Nunn, and for the Saga Foundation – both involved in the issue of securing nuclear weapons material worldwide.

Diamond has also served as consultant to companies ranging from major government contractors to developing high-tech firms in expanding and enhancing their national security and government business lines. Diamond’s work ranges from strategic planning, media relations and crisis response to media training, business development, speech-writing and strategic communications.


Strategic Partners

Bonnie Lieb, The Sage Agency

Bonnie Lieb was most recently a senior vice president of the Technology practice in Ketchum's Washington, D.C. office. Bonnie started that practice in 1997, and grew the business over the next five years by adding clients like AMS, PeopleSoft, Deloitte Consulting and SAS. She brings to her clients nearly 20 years of high tech, business-to-business marketing communications and public relations experience.

She has managed results-driven programs for leading brands including IBM, PeopleSoft Education & Government, Cingular Wireless, Visa U.S.A., MCI, AMS, Certainteed, DuPont, Samsung, BEA and Novell. The work has resulted in award-winning programs for three of these clients. While at Ketchum, she worked closely with government relations and public affairs experts to design focused programs to position her clients to government audiences.

Bonnie has launched more than 10 companies, working with CEOs to develop strategy, messaging, communications and media plans. Prior to joining Ketchum, Bonnie was director of public relations at The Garfield Group, a high-tech marketing communications agency. Her affiliation with Ketchum goes beyond her position in Washington. Before joining The Garfield Group, she spent five years at the Philadelphia office of Ketchum, where she was an account supervisor working on a variety of high-tech and business-to-business accounts.


Tracy Liebman Simon, President of TLSimon Communications, LLC

Tracy Liebman Simon is President of TLSimon Communications, LLC. She has 12 years of strategic communications experience, during which she has developed strong and ongoing relationships with major print, broadcast and online media. Most recently, she was the primary media strategist for the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, serving its faculty, senior administrators, and students.

At Wharton, Tracy regularly worked with top-tier national and international print, wire, television, radio and online news outlets, establishing the communications office as the "go to" resource for business journalists. Her work also included leading public relations strategy efforts for faculty and student conferences, alumni events, faculty books and new research, as well as serving on the editorial boards of various Wharton publications.

Prior to Wharton, Tracy spent seven years at Tierney Communications, where she worked on accounts including: IBM, Bayer Environmental Science, Dun & Bradstreet's Market Data Retrieval, and several start-up companies. Tracy is on the board of Philadelphia's Mural Arts Program, where she has served as a communications consultant and co-chair for its annual fundraiser, the Wall Ball. She lives in Merion Station, PA with her husband and daughter.


Meghan Laska

Meghan Laska is an attorney, former legal journalist and public relations specialist. After graduating from the University of Virginia and Northeastern University School of Law, she worked as the managing editor of Rhode Island Lawyers Weekly as well as a news and features editor at Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly.

Prior to becoming a freelance writer and public relations consultant, Meghan worked for the Communications Office at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania as an associate director and later became a senior associate director.

At Wharton, she planned and implemented strategic communications initiatives to both external and internal audiences, served as a media relations and issues management advisor for faculty and students, handled day-to-day media relations by pitching stories and fielding press calls, provided writing support for senior administrators, created monthly e-newsletters, and wrote articles for the Alumni Magazine.

Meghan now provides writing, editing and public relations services for a variety of clients in the areas of higher education, business and law.


William H. Noack, Noack and Associates

Bill Noack formed Noack & Associates, LLC, following a 37-year career with General Motors Corporation. From 1989 until his retirement from GM in 2002, Bill was the company's director of public policy communications, based in Washington, D.C. In that capacity, he was responsible for developing GM positions on a wide range of public issues including energy, the environment, vehicle safety and international trade. He also was instrumental in creating auto and industry coalitions that generated greater public understanding of a number of environmental and technology issues.

Bill has provided individual consulting services to some of the country's most prominent industrial companies. Clients have included General Motors, Robert Bosch Corporation, Delphi Corporation, the Smithsonian Institution, the Motorcycle Industry Council and the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association.


CDG Interactive

CDG Interactive (CDG) is an award-winning Web design and development company based out of Washington, DC. Their solutions are designed to specifically address the needs of marketing and public relations departments of mid- to large-sized companies and associations. CDG Interactives full suite of offerings includes print design, Internet development, fully integrated marketing and technology solutions, and enterprise application development. CDG Solutions customers include AOL, AMS, the American Red Cross, CarrAmerica, CBS Television, CompuServe, Fannie Mae, General Electric, Georgetown University, MCI WorldCom, National Chain Drug Association, PEPCO, PriceWaterhouseCoopers and Sallie Mae.


 
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