Greg Wilson, Senior Vice President and Creative Director, manages reputation, public relations, and public affairs for clients at Curley Company. Greg Wilson has more than two decades of public affairs, communications and government relations experience. He is an expert in corporate messaging, crisis communications, and traditional and digital media relations.
Prior to joining Curley Company, Greg ran his own strategic communications consultancy, Greg Wilson PR, serving clients in an array of areas. Examples of Greg’s work include: assisting a leading manufacturer in the automotive market in attaining a $49 million stimulus grant to add jobs and expand production facilities in North Carolina; planning and executing dozens of digital and traditional media campaigns that earned more than 1,500 articles, links and mentions over four years for a global foundation that assists persons who stutter; and providing crisis counseling and lobbying services to various clients.
In his capacity as public relations consultant, Greg has managed media and high-profile events on Capitol Hill, at the Supreme Court and the National Press Club, as well as on location with President Obama, former First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton and numerous cabinet officials. He has briefed and prepared dozens of high-visibility speakers, including former Vice President Al Gore and former FEMA Director James Lee Witt, for media and business events. In addition, he assisted Senator Robert Dole’s presidential campaign by managing surrogate media relations during the 1996 Republican National Convention in San Diego. Greg began his career as a legislative and press aide on Capitol Hill.
Greg served as Senior Vice President at Levick Strategic Communications, leading the firm’s legal services practice and providing crisis counsel. In this capacity, he managed publicity campaigns to build new business for clients through print, internet, radio and television exposure. Greg helped his clients set and deliver messages, identify and train spokespeople, and manage media and internet exposure.
Greg also managed internal and external communications for Solutia Inc., a publicly traded chemical company, and was responsible for developing and executing an aggressive global public relations strategy spanning North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific, as well as managing congressional and regulatory lobbying efforts. Many of Solutia’s glazing products were sold into the design/build arena, and Greg’s public relations programs targeted trade shows and publications in the construction market.
In addition, he managed the communications component of a global brand rollout, and business-level communications during the company’s announcement of Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, as well as subsequent business reorganization announcements. Greg also managed a multimillion dollar account portfolio as a vice president at Shandwick Public Affairs. His work has received several public relations industry awards, including the CIPRA and Bulldog awards.
Greg is a graduate of Hamilton College with a bachelor’s degree in Public Policy, and he has completed executive education coursework in Marketing at the University of Chicago.
He has served as a guest lecturer on crisis communications at Georgetown University, the University of Maryland, and Miami (Ohio) University. He is the author of several articles on the subjects of strategic and crisis communications, and a contributor to blogs on those same subjects.