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Global Development Clients

GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP FOR EDUCATION is the largest multilateral organization dedicated to strengthening the primary education systems of dozens of developing nations. Weintraub provides: strategic communications guidance and message development, outreach to top-tier media, writing of major documents, Op-Eds, speeches and longer articles, interview preparation for organization leadership. Results include: Op-Ed on Ebola and education by GPE youth advocate in The New York Times; an appearance of GPE Board Chair & former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard on NPR’s Diane Rehm Show; an Op-Ed on Central African Republic by CEO Alice Albright in Foreignpolicy.com, reference to Gillard in Nick Kristof’s New York Times; a Gillard essay on education for girls in the 2014 Commonwealth Ministers Reference Book.

GAVI, THE VACCINE ALLIANCE provides vaccines for millions of children in developing countries. Weintraub supports media outreach and communications strategy. Results include: an appearance by Gavi CEO Seth Berkley on NPR’s Diane Rehm Show, Op-Ed by Berkley in The Atlantic, Op-Ed by Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of Liberia, and Berkley in Foreign Policy magazine, Op-Ed by Berkley on CNN.com’s Opinion page, and reference to Berkley

IREX is a major global civil society organization. Weintraub provides strategic communications counsel and solicits media coverage. Results include: an Op-Ed on the importance of IREX’s efforts to strengthen leadership across Africa.

FINCA INTERNATIONAL. Weintraub helps this global microfinance institution raise its visibility via traditional media coverage and help its leaders prepare for media interviews.

DAIWeintraub managed branding, media relations and digital communications projects with this major global development implementer.

HARVARD UNIVERSITY’S FXB CENTER FOR HEALTH & HUMAN RIGHTSWeintraub promoted a report on labor abuses in India. Results include: an Op-Ed in Foreignpolicy.com and a Wisconsin Public Radio interview.

DALBERG GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT ADVISORS. Weintraub promoted the company’s point of view on efforts to rebuild West African nations in the wake of the Ebola epidemic.

U.S. GLOBAL LEADERSHIP COALITION.  USGLC advocates for U.S. foreign assistance. Weintraub provided media relations and writing servicesResults include: an Op-Ed in The Daily Caller by General Anthony Zinni, USMC (Ret.) and Admiral James Stavridis, USN (Ret.); Op-Ed in the Arizona Capitol Times by  Michael M. Crow, president of Arizona State University, and Shelly Esque, vice president and director of the Corporate Affairs Group at Intel Corporation; an Op-Ed in The Tennessean Lt. Gen. Norman R. Seip (Ret.) by on how U.S. foreign aid is part of the solution to our border crisis; an Op-Ed in The Hill Newspaper by former Sens. Tom Daschle (D-S.D.) and Bill Frist (R-Tenn.).

WOMEN FOR WOMEN INTERNATIONAL empowers women in conflict regions around the globe. Weintraub helped plan and execute strategy around a series of announcements and initiatives.

5th BIRTHDAY & BEYOND: ENDING PREVENTABLE CHILD AND MATERNAL DEATHS (via Schrayer & Associates). Results include: an Op-Ed for former U.S. Senators.

THE INTERNATIONAL FINANCE CORPORATION. Weintraub provided media outreach, speech writing and interview training for the private-sector arm of the World Bank.

International Policy Clients

AFRICA CENTER FOR STRATEGIC STUDIES. Weintraub provides interview training, media outreach (including placement in the Wall St. Journal) and communications counsel for this think tank at National Defense University.

ALLIANCE IN SUPPORT OF THE AFGHAN PEOPLE brings leading national security, foreign policy and humanitarian leaders together to advocate on U.S. policy on Afghanistan. Weintraub coordinated media relations for this. Results include interviews with and coverage in outlets such as, including The New York Times and Bloomberg News, Washington Post, Financial Times, AP, Reuters, PBS NewsHour and VOA.

EMBASSY OF THE REPUBLIC OF TURKEY. Weintraub provided a range of strategic and tactical support – including cultivating relationships with top-tier foreign policy journalists – in support of the Embassy in D.C. Results included: extensive coverage from leading U.S. and global media outlets, creation and growth of one of the most successful social media programs among Washington-based embassies, creation and support of major public diplomacy events.

EMBASSY OF THE REPUBLIC OF SINGAPORE. Weintraub led a team that provided strategy and execution of media relations for the Embassy in Washington.

Domestic Policy and Social Innovation Clients

SAFER CHEMICALS HEALTHY FAMILIES is a national coalition focused on regulating toxic chemicals. Weintraub drafted and published Op-Eds in newspapers in Illinois, Michigan and New York about the stakes of pending federal legislation that will update and improve regulation of toxic chemicals that appear in household products.  

AMERICAN GRADUATE is a public media initiative that raises awareness about strategies to reduce the high school dropout rate. Weintraub pursued media opportunities for the initiative and drafted a guide to public media stations for promoting media coverage in their communities.  Results include: Op-Eds in the Washington Monthly and The Hill newspaper.

RUDERMAN FAMILY FOUNDATION advocates for disability inclusion and improved American Jewish-Israeli relations. Weintraub provided communications strategy and helped draft and place Op-Eds. Results include: an Op-Ed on importance of foundation advocacy in Chronicle of Philanthropy; an Op-Ed by Cong. James Langevin and Jay Ruderman in the Providence Journal on what’s next for the Americans With Disabilities Act; an Op-Ed by Jay Ruderman in The Hill Newspaper on the problem of police abuse of people with disabilities; an Op-Ed in CNN.com’s opinion page by Jay Ruderman and Jo Ann Simons on what the Germanwings disaster says about the stigma of mental disabilities.

J.M. KAPLAN FUND launched a new JMK Innovation Award to 10 social entrepreneurs in 2015. Weintraub managed traditional media relations in 10 media markets across the U.S. and social media. Results include coverage from major national and local news outlets.

SAVE THE CHILDREN ACTION NETWORK promotes early childhood education in the U.S. Results include this Op-Ed by a state law enforcement official in a New Hampshire newspaper.

NATIONAL COALITION FOR CANCER SURVIVORSHIP is a patient advocacy organization. Weintraub helped develop and place this Op-Ed by NCCS’s CEO on the Obama administration’s “cancer moonshot.”

Science and Technology Clients

CLOSER TO TRUTH is a North American public TV series on cosmology, consciousness and meaning. Weintraub provided media relations support. Results include a regular series of articles by Closer to Truth host and founder, Robert Lawrence Kuhn, that received hundreds of thousands of page views in Space.com.

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY is a research university in Saudi Arabia launched in 2009.  Weintraub led global media relations and message development, wrote articles and speeches and conducted interview training.