Rob Biesenbach is a corporate communications expert, author, actor and professional speaker. Highlights from his varied background include:
Independent Corporate Communicator
VP at Ogilvy PR Worldwide; co-founded the firm’s global employee communications practice. Press secretary to the Ohio Attorney General; member of the Executive Staff. Communications director at Washington DC associations and nonprofits; directed national public service campaigns and media events on Capitol Hill and at the White House.
Praised as a “charismatic speaker who delivers,” brings energy, humor and show business style to the subject of business communication. Delivering learning to audiences including the alumni associations of Columbia and Georgetown Universities, industry groups like the Public Relations Society of America and companies including MillerCoors and KemperLesnik.
Trained at Second City Chicago. Performed in more than 150 stage, film and commercial productions over the past decade. Appeared in national campaigns for Walgreens and Scottrade and other projects for clients including Allstate, Citibank and GE Healthcare.
Wrote the book Act Like You Mean Business: Essential Communication Lessons from Stage and Screen, published by Brigantine Media. Wrote a collection of one-act plays and numerous comic sketches and short plays performed around Chicago.
PRSA Crystal Award of Excellence, Creativity in Public Relations Award, Publicity Club of Chicago Golden and Silver Trumpets, Legal Marketing Association Your Honor Awards.
Earned a BA from the University of Virginia in English and Government. Studied for three years at Chicago’s Second City Training Center.
Army brat, political and news junkie, gym snob, pizza eater, cat fan, newlywed.