Beth Hallisy is a communications strategist with 30 years’ experience in crisis and change communications, issues management, executive positioning, internal communications, media relations, event management and digital/social media strategy.
She has counseled clients through labor strikes, M&A activity, downsizings, restructurings, security (data) breaches, corporate misconduct, product recalls, accidents, explosions, enterprise system/process changes, and other high-stakes situations. Her crisis work has been recognized with two national awards and several local and regional awards.
Over the years, Hallisy has worked for technology startups, professional service firms and trade organizations, as well as major healthcare, consumer products and business to business brands. Among her clients: Akron Children’s Hospital, Alcoa, ALLTEL, American Greetings, ArcelorMittal, Arter & Hadden, Barmet Aluminum, BASF Construction Chemicals, Bendix, Black Flag, Cleveland Browns, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland Foundation, Cleveland Indians, BP, Diebold, Eastman Kodak, Fund for Our Economic Future, GE, Goo Gone, Hometown Health Network, Humility of Mary Health System (St. Elizabeth, St. Joseph Hospitals), GenCorp Automotive, Greater Cleveland Partnership, Industrial Energy Users-Ohio, ISG, Johnsonite/Tarkett, KeyBank, Lake Health, Leifheit, Milliken, Nestle Waters, Ohio Lottery, Ohio Oil and Gas Association, Ohio Steel Council, Olympic Steel, Squire Sanders, the Steel Service Center Institute, Swagelok, Truseal, University Hospitals of Cleveland, University Mednet TRW, and UPMC Hamot.
Hallisy became a partner in the $130 million communications agency of Marcus Thomas in 1993, and continues to consult with the firm on a part-time basis. Previously, Beth was public relations account manager at Fleishman-Hillard, Cleveland; director of community affairs for Summa Health System, Akron; technical editor at URS architectural and engineering firm, Cleveland; and director of development and public relations for Villa Angela-St. Joseph High School, Cleveland.
A recipient of six national Silver Anvil awards, Beth is a Fellow and accredited member of the Public Relations Society of America, and a recipient of PRSA-Cleveland’s president’s award and Cleveland PRSA’s Lighthouse Award for career achievement and community service.
She has served on the national executive committee of PRSA Counselors Academy and as a local PRSA chapter officer. She is a graduate of Leadership Cleveland and has served on the Corporate Council of the Cleveland Museum of Art and on the boards of Achievement Centers for Children, Boys Hope Girls Hope and the Center for Community Solutions. She holds a master’s degree from John Carroll University and a bachelor’s degree from Bowling Green State University. She also has completed graduate work at Cleveland State University, the University of Michigan, Ursuline College and Cleveland Marshall Law School.