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Global Development Organizations
GAVI, THE VACCINE ALLIANCE provides vaccines for millions of children in developing countries. Weintraub is responsible for Gavi’s North American media outreach and communications strategy. Results include: the placement of OpEds by Gavi CEO Dr. Seth Berkley in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, CNN.com, Scientific American, ThomsonReuters Foundation, STAT News and, with Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, in Foreign Policy magazine. Weintraub has also generated coverage for Gavi from and coordinated regular contact with journalists at The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, ABC News, CBS, CNN, NPR, STAT News, Science Magazine, ThomsonReuters, Associated Press, and many other outlets. Weintraub also assists Gavi’s International Finance Facility for Immunisation with messaging and content creation.
GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP FOR EDUCATION is the largest multilateral organization dedicated to strengthening the primary education systems of dozens of developing countries. 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; and numerous OpEds and articles by GPE Board Chair & former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard and by GPE’s CEO Alice Albright in Foreignpolicy.com, The Guardian, Refugees Deeply, Huffington Post, ThomsonReuters Foundation’s Trust.org, and the 2014 Commonwealth Ministers Reference Book.
IREX is a major global civil society organization. Weintraub has provided strategic communications counsel and solicits media coverage. Results include: OpEds in The Financial Times, The Hill, The Stanford Social Innovation Review, Defense One and The World Economic Forum’s Agenda Blog.
FINCA INTERNATIONAL. Weintraub helps this global microfinance institution raise its visibility via traditional media coverage and help its leaders prepare for media interviews. Results include: drafting and placement of an OpEd on financial inclusion by FINCA’s co-CEOs in the Financial Times.
DAI. Weintraub managed branding, media relations and digital communications projects with this major global development implementer.
HARVARD UNIVERSITY’S FXB CENTER FOR HEALTH & HUMAN RIGHTS. Weintraub promoted a report on labor abuses in India. Results include: an Op-Ed in Foreignpolicy.com and a Wisconsin Public Radio interview.
U.S. GLOBAL LEADERSHIP COALITION. USGLC advocates for U.S. foreign assistance. Weintraub provided media relations and writing services. Results include: Op-Eds in TIME Magazine by USGLC CEO Liz Shrayer, in The Daily Caller by General Anthony Zinni, USMC (Ret.) and Admiral James Stavridis, USN (Ret.) on how U.S. foreign aid strengthens American security; an 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, on the value of foreign aid to Arizona and to American academic needs; 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.) on how bipartisanship on foreign aid is a solution to global health challenges.
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.
MERCY CORPS. Weintraub drafted a number of Op-Eds and articles highlighted some of the challenges Mercy Corps faces when providing humanitarian assistance to people facing crisis around the world.
THE INTERNATIONAL FINANCE CORPORATION. Weintraub provided media outreach, speech writing and interview training for the private-sector arm of the World Bank.
International Policy Organizations
AFRICA CENTER FOR STRATEGIC STUDIES. Weintraub provides interview training, media outreach and communications counsel for this think tank at National Defense University. Results include: an Op-Ed placement in the Financial Times by Ambassador Princeton Lyman of United States Institute of Peace and Africa Center director Kate Almquist Knopf on strategies to end South Sudan’s civil war. Also, coverage in the Wall St. Journal) of an Africa Center report on African corruption.
ALLIANCE IN SUPPORT OF THE AFGHAN PEOPLE. ASAP 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. Weintraub also helped with the development and placement of Op-Eds and letters by ASAP leadership in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Daily Beast, Washington Monthly and The Hill.
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 Advocacy and Social Innovation Organizations
noncomMUSIC ALLIANCE. The Alliance highlights the essential role more than 730 public radio stations play in promoting strong music ecosystems in local communities across the U.S. Weintraub drafted several dozen profiles of public radio music stations for the Alliance’s website, as well as a report that described breadth and depth of public radio music stations’ activities nationwide.
THE WILDERNESS SOCIETY. Weintraub drafted and placed OpEds for TWS leaders focusing on important public policy debates affecting land and ocean conservation. Those articles appeared in The Washington Monthly, The Tacoma (Washington) News Tribune, The Hill Newspaper, The Grand Junction Sentinel, The High Country News, and The Durango Herald.
FRESH PRODUCE ASSOCIATION OF THE AMERICAS. Representing U.S. packers and distributors of Mexican-grown produce, FPAA is a leading voice on aspects of U.S.-Mexican agricultural trade policy. Weintraub has secured coverage of FPAA’s spokespersons and reports in major U.S. news outlets including The Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, NPR, AP, Reuters, Bloomberg News, BBC and NBC News.
SAFER CHEMICALS HEALTHY FAMILIES is a national coalition focused on regulating toxic chemicals. Weintraub drafted and published Op-Eds in newspapers in Illinois, Michigan, Massachusetts, 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 by Jay Ruderman, President of the Foundation, in Chronicle of Philanthropy on the importance of foundation advocacy; an Op-Ed by Cong. James Langevin (of Rhode Island) 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 on 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 and 2017. Weintraub managed traditional media relations more than a dozen media markets across the U.S. and social media. Results include coverage from major national and local news outlets and drafting and placement of Op-Eds in 2015 and 2017 the Chronicle of Philanthropy by Amy Freitag and Peter Davidson, executive director and president, respectively, of the J.M. Kaplan Fund, on the need to support early-stage social innovation.
SAVE THE CHILDREN ACTION NETWORK promotes early childhood education in the U.S. Results include placement of an Op-Ed in the Corcord (N.H.) Monitor by Scott Hilliard, sheriff of Merrimack County, New Hampshire, on the importance of early childhood education programs.
Science and Technology Organizations
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.