As CEO of Steiner Public Relations, veteran communicator Curt Steiner is well known in business, government, media and higher education circles. Steiner leads his high-performance communications and public affairs firm with vast experience in issue management, media strategy, press relations, communications, politics, reputation management, lobbying, campaign management, corporate consulting and government policy-making.
Steiner’s services have been retained by many large businesses, including several Fortune 500 companies. Steiner has also worked with many statewide trade and professional organizations, numerous colleges and universities, major health care systems, non-profit organizations and a variety of statewide coalitions.
Steiner opened his current business in 2011, after serving as senior vice president at The Ohio State University for seven years. While at Ohio State, Curt led the university’s efforts in communications and government relations.
Prior to coming to Ohio State, Curt headed Steiner/Lesic Communications and HMS Success Public Relations. Earlier, Steiner served as Chief of Staff, Communications Director and chief political strategist for Ohio Governor and Senator George Voinovich and Chief of Staff to Ohio House Speaker Jo Ann Davidson. Curt has been a senior advisor to many other government leaders, including Senator Rob Portman, Governor Mike DeWine, former Congressman Patrick Tiberi, and former Congressman Steve LaTourette, as well as numerous other members of the Ohio General Assembly and the state and federal judiciary.
Steiner has advised corporate clients on media strategy, marketplace positioning and government relations. He has been active as a key leader and advisor on numerous legislative initiatives and is highly regarded for his consulting and management roles with numerous statewide ballot issues.
Curt is a 1978 high honors graduate of Ohio University, where he studied communications, political science and English. He began his professional career as a news manager, producer and reporter for WOUB Radio and TV in Athens, Ohio. He arrived in Columbus in 1981 as an aide to the Ohio Senate leadership.
Curt is a member of the Ohio Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, the Capitol Square Foundation Board, and the Columbus Chamber Government Affairs Advisory Committee. He and his team are uniquely qualified to deliver powerful results for select clients. The firm offices are located on Capitol Square in downtown Columbus.