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Bob Witeck
Works at Witeck Communications, Inc.
Attended University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia
Lives in Arlington, Virginia
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Ever since I first laid eyes on Amish people and understood more about their way of life, I thought they were cool.Not cool enough for me to become Amish myself, and forego the forbidden pleasures of my iPhone or DVR. Or wearing synthetic fibers.But actually cool in their independence, their resilience and quiet faith. It occurs to me that they have the most confidence of all in living their religious freedom. Here are ten things many of us can l...
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Why can't anyone remember that we actually had a budget surplus at the conclusion of the last Democratic administration?
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http://www.cnn.com/2011/OPINION/07/23/witeck.same.sex/ "Treating same-sex partners and their families equally with other married couples is today as natural for corporate leaders as ending discrimination on race or ethnicity."
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CEO, communications strategist and author
Skills
Writing including speech writing, research, consulting, public speaking.
Employment
  • Witeck Communications, Inc.
    President, 2012 - present
  • Witeck-Combs Communications, Inc.
    CEO, communications strategist and author, 1993 - 2012
  • Hill and Knowlton Public Affairs
    Senior Vice President, 1989 - 1993
  • U.S. Senator Bob Packwood
    Communications Director, 1986 - 1989
  • Gray and Company
    Vice President, 1982 - 1985
  • U.S. Senate Commerce Committee
    Communications Director, 1980 - 1982
  • U.S. Senator Bob Packwood
    Press Assistant, 1976 - 1980
  • U.S. Department of State
    Treaty Analyst, 1974 - 1975
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Arlington, Virginia
Previously
Arlington, Virginia - Charlottesville, Virginia - Portland, Oregon
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Communicator, counselor, author and confidante.
Introduction

Bob Witeck is President of Washington, DC-based WITECK COMMUNICATIONS, Inc., one of the nation's leading public relations and marketing firm specializing in developing strategies for companies wishing to reach the LGBT consumer market. 

 

He leads the firm that he originally co-founded his firm with Wesley Combs in 1993. He was formerly communications director for the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, and Senior Vice President at Hill & Knowlton Public Affairs Worldwide.

 

Witeck is co-author of "Business Inside Out:  Tapping Millions of Brand-Loyal Gay Consumers" (Kaplan Publishing, September 2006).  In April 2003, in their 25th anniversary issue, the editors of American Demographics magazine selected Bob Witeck and Wes Combs as two of 25 leaders ‘who have made significant contributions to the worlds of demographics, market research, media and trend spotting for their pioneering work on America’s gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender population.

 

With nearly four decades professional communications expertise in the public and private sector, Bob Witeck also is a past board member of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, the Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network, the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association, the board of Cyndi Lauper's True Colors Fund and the Commercial Closet Association..

 

Bob Witeck and his husband, Bob Connelly, live in Arlington, Virginia.

 

 

Bragging rights
2001 recipient of the Bernard Mayes Award recognizing a graduate of the University of Virginia with the traits of leadership and vision in service to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. 2002 recipient of the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association Distinguished Service Award. 2002 honoree as national community leader by the National Stonewall Democrats. In 2003, in their 25th anniversary issue, the editors of American Demographics magazine selected Bob Witeck as one of 25 national leaders ‘who have made significant contributions to the worlds of demographics, market research, media and trend spotting’ for his pioneering work on America’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender population. 2003 honoree as a “Man of Mautner,” supporting the mission of America’s leading organization supporting the health needs for lesbian and bisexual women. In 2004, named LGBT Business Leader of the Year by the Capital Area Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce. In 2006, named the Wells Fargo/National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce Business Owner of the Year. In 2009, honored as one of Washington D.C.’s Capital Pride Heroes. In 2009, recognized as one of 20 outstanding openly gay Virginians by Equality Virginia, the state’s LGBT civil rights group. 2010 finalist for the prestigious Trailblazer Award by Out & Equal Workplace Advocates – a national organization that champions safe and equitable workplaces for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people. In 2011, recognized as a special national honoree of GLAAD Amplifier Awards for commitment to LGBT inclusion and respect. In 2014, named co-chair of the 6th annual PFLAG Straight for Equality Gala held in New York. In 2014, honored with the IGLTA Chair’s Award by the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association at its 31st global convention held in Madrid, Spain.
Education
  • University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia
    Philosophy and Economics, 1970 - 1974
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