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 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 hospital systems, non-profit organizations and a variety of coalitions.
Steiner opened his current business in 2011, after serving as senior vice president at The Ohio State University for nearly seven years. While at Ohio State, Curt led the university’s efforts in communications and marketing and in 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, Attorney General Mike DeWine, 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 also served as a key policy and public relations advisor or campaign leader for coalitions promoting passage of statewide ballot issues and otherwise influencing public policy or public opinion.
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 Broadcast Educational Media Commission, as an appointee of Governor John Kasich. Curt also serves on 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.
Jen is Vice President of Steiner Public Relations. She brings more than 20 years of experience in government, public policy and corporate communications. Her resume includes tours of duty as Director of Public Affairs and Communications Coordinator for the Ohio Auditor of State, Director of Communications for the Ohio House of Representatives, and Public Information Officer for the Ohio Attorney General.
In addition to serving as advisor and spokesperson for executive-level leaders, Jen has worked effectively with teams in developing and executing communications strategies and tactics in high-pressure situations, crisis media management and analytic problem-solving. Jen has cultivated long-standing positive relationships with local, state and national media and has high proficiency across a broad range of media channels. Her writing and editing skills apply in a wide range of formats, including corporate advertising and marketing, radio and television commercials, brochures, policy papers, annual reports, web sites, and training materials.
Terry is public affairs director with Steiner Public Relations. Prior to joining the firm, Terry was the legislative aide to State Representative Ryan Smith, chair of the House Finance Committee. He took a leave of absence from this role in 2015 to serve as assistant campaign manager and coalition director for Ohioans Against Marijuana Monopolies, a statewide ballot campaign committee that defeated a 2015 proposed constitutional amendment to create a marijuana monopoly in Ohio.
Terry also brings important political experience to the firm. He served on the campaign trail for the Ohio House Republican Organizational Committee, where he engaged in field organization, managed candidates across the state, and worked to improve committee grassroots data and analytics.
Terry began his career in public affairs as a staff page in the Ohio House of Representatives, eventually working his way up to Senior Legislative Aide for Speaker William G. Batchelder during his final year at The Ohio State University. Terry is a native of Cleveland, Ohio. He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and is a proud graduate of Saint Ignatius High School.