Curt Steiner, CEO
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.
Jen Detwiler, Vice President
Jen is Vice President of Steiner Public Relations. She brings more than 25 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.