A Washington D.C. communications veteran, Carolyn Tieger is considered one of the top public affairs strategists in the country, especially on tough legislative issues, as well as corporate and industry crisis, litigation, and reputation management. A partner and managing director of Porter Novelli’s Washington, D.C. office, as well as global public affairs leader, Carolyn is responsible for overall business development and management of the Washington, D.C. office, as well as public affairs operations in Sacramento, Irvine and San Diego, CA.
Carolyn joined Porter Novelli in 1999 when the firm acquired Goddard Claussen, where she was a partner and general manager of the Washington, D.C. office. Under her guidance, Porter Novelli’s public affairs business has grown significantly in size and accounts, and today boasts a diverse range of association, corporate and government clients with primary interests in health care, legal reform, environmental, financial and chemical issues. Carolyn spent more than a decade at Burson-Marsteller, ultimately rising to executive vice president and co-chair of the company’s worldwide environmental practice group. She also worked for the Reagan White House, where she directed communications and special projects for the Office of Private Sector Initiatives.
Carolyn has been honored with several awards including the John Holliman, Jr. Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia; the Colby Award from Sigma Kappa; Public Affairs Executive of the Year Award for 2006 from PR News; and Washington PR Woman of the Year Award from Washington Women in Public Relations in 2005.