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William Rosenberger

Marketing & Public Relations Professional

Professional Experience

2013Present

Public Relations Consultant

WPR Consulting

Public Relations Consultant, Owner and Founder of WPR Consulting, a public relations and communications consulting firm in Huntington, W. Va.

Clients include:

 

  • Wayne County Schools (October 2013-October 2014): Served as 7,500-student school system’s first communications officer, helping develop the office with the main objective being the positive promotion of the school system and student accomplishments; coordinated successful levy and bond election campaigns; initiated social media presence; launched monthly newsletter; served as media spokesperson; and organized and raised funds for a career and technical education expo that served more than 700 seniors from five counties.

 

  • Heritage Farm Museum and Village (November 2013-Present): Serve as a communications consultant for the 500-acre (50 developed) property that includes overnight lodging, conference centers and museums; assisted in updating of the website; developed youth volunteer programs; launched and co-manage a public relations and marketing internship.

 

  • Sean Hornbuckle, Member of the West Virginia House of Delegates (elected November 2014): Advised him on image, slogans and policy stance; managed Facebook page; assisted in the scheduling of appearances.

 

  • West Virginia School Board Association (Spring 2014-Present): Served as a speaker for the WVSBA at the 2014 New School Board Member Orientation in Morgantown, W.Va., leading a session on “Effective Communication Strategies;” planned and participated in a communications panel discussion for the organization’s fall conference in September 2014.

 

  • Roane County Board of Education (September 2014 to November 2014): Serving as a public relations advisor for the school system’s excess levy election on the Nov. 4 ballot.

 

  • Calhoun County Board of Education (October 2014-November 2014): Serving as a public relations advisor for the school system’s excess levy election on the Nov. 4 ballot.

Aug 2014Dec 2014

Adjunct Instructor

Marshall University
Serving as a public relations advisor for the school system's excess levy election on the Nov. 4 ballot. Adjunct Instructor, Fall 2014 Semester Huntington, W. Va.
20072013

Reporter

The Herald-Dispatch
Reporter, Huntington, W. Va.
20092010

Communications Consultant

Mountwest Community and Technical College The Herald-Dispatch
Communications Consultant,, Huntington, W. Va.
20062007

Journalism Instructor

Braden River High School The East County
Journalism Instructor,, Bradenton, FL Coached sophomores and juniors enrolled in an advanced writing class on journalistic skills; and assisted in the publishing of a quarterly student magazine.
Jul 2005Aug 2007

Staff Writer

The East County
Staff Writer, Observer, Bradenton, FL Writer/Reporter for 25, 000-plus weekly newspaper in Eastern Manatee County Consistently handled seven to eight stories and photo shoots each week Responsibilities also included editing, along with serving as a company liaison at sponsored events Winner of four Florida Press Awards in 2007 and 2008
Sep 2004May 2005

Editorial Assistant

InsidePool Magazine
Editorial Assistant,, Kittanning, PA Writer/Editor for nationally published billiards magazine Wrote match and feature stories for web and print, and assisted in editing copy

Education

20032005

Master's Degree in Journalism

Point Park University
19982002

Bachelor's Degree in Communications Media

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

WPR Consulting

A variety of reports and documents produced while working with six different clients since founding WPR Consulting in October 2013.

References

Dave Wellman, Director of Communications for Marshall University

304-696-7153

Jedd Flowers, Communications Director for Cabell County Schools

304-528-5000

Joann Hurley, Board Member for Wayne County Board of Education

304-633-0128

Matt Turner, Executive Vice Chancellor for Administration, West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission

304-558-4016

Delegate Sean Hornbuckle, Financial Adviser and West Virginia Legislator

304-360-1015

Audy Perry, Licensed Attorney and Manager of Heritage Farm Museum and Village

304-638-8631