Virginia Mann and her team provide strategic counseling, development, management and implementation of the full-range of corporate communications, public relations and public affairs functions to a variety of clients. Current and past clients include: Astellas Pharmaceuticals; Chicago Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Center; Diversified Real Estate Capital; Sears, Roebuck and Co.; Topco Associates LLC; United Airlines; West Loop Veterinary Care; and others.
Virginia Mann is an award-winning corporate communications, public relations and public affairs professional with a solid record of success. A strategic leader, she is able to interpret information, create communications and develop programs that persuade and motivate internal and external audiences. Her experience includes extensive work with CEOs, Boards of Directors, the media, employees and the public. Her broad experience includes in-depth work with blue-chip, Fortune 500 consumer products companies.
Virginia and her team have a solid record of success in:
• Strategic media relations planning
• Public relations and media placement
• Crisis communications
• Speech-coaching and speech writing
• Presentation development
• Integrated marketing
• Corporate Social Responsibility
• Brand development
• Reputation management
• Investor communications
• Content marketing
• Social Media
Virginia's experience includes a variety of industries and a strong background in consumer products, pharmaceuticals, transportation, human medicine, manufacturing, real estate, insurance and veterinary medicine. She has a solid understanding of business and financial matters. Virginia offers clients a clear understanding of how to use communications and public relations to support corporate business strategy.
Virginia’s team includes experienced professionals who offer clients the full-range of expertise and service of a large agency, but with the personal touch of a boutique firm. Virginia’s team members generally bring more than 15 years of experience to client work. Many of them have worked with Virginia for more than 10 years, creating a sense of continuity for clients.
Virginia’s professional experience includes: Director, Corporate Communications for Topco Associates; as a lead on the internal communications team for Hewitt Associates; Manager, Public & Financial Relations, Brunswick Corporation; Department Director, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; and Senior Regional Manager, National Association of Manufacturers. Mann began her career with former Illinois Secretary of State Jim Edgar. She is a graduate of Barat College with majors in Economics and Political Science.
• Public Relations Society of America Chicago
– Chapter Board Member, Chair, Senior Leaders Committee
• Past member: International Association of Business Communicators
– Chicago Chapter, former Board Member
• Past member National Investor Relations Institute
• Co-founder TREE (To Rescue Evanston Elms)
• Perkins Woods Steering Committee Member
• Chicago Chamber Choir
– Board of Directors, Vice President