THE KELLENADAMS TEAM
Our senior staff and consultants have held high-level positions in government, corporations, trade associations, and the media, including in the Executive Office of the President, White House Press Office, White House Council on Environmental Quality, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Environmental Protection Agency, National Institutes of Health, the Senate, and the House of Representatives.
Their media experience includes production of Emmy-winning TV documentaries, ABC News, CBS News, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Kiplinger Letters, San Francisco Chronicle, White House Bulletin, Congressional Quarterly and the London Daily Telegraph. They have written books on public policy, op-ed articles for the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune, as well as numerous technical articles for professional publications. KellenAdams is also notable among public affairs agencies for expertise in science communications.
JOHN HEINZE, Ph.D.
Principal and Senior Vice President for science, Heinze specializes in aspects of environmental safety and health issues in public affairs. A particular focus has been the communication of health and environmental safety assessment information, including the OECD SIDS program and the EPA High Production Volume Chemicals program. He helps clients communicate the significance of new research findings to government and the media. He has authored and edited numerous scientific papers and public policy analyses, including a detailed documentation of the harmful effects of political agendas on the scientific process.
Heinze received his doctorate in microbiology from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, and conducted two years of postdoctoral study in molecular biology and genetics at the National Institutes of Health. He was a senior research microbiologist and research manager for consumer testing at the Dial Corporation, where he evaluated the reliability of microbiological and cell culture assays for assuring the safety and efficacy of potential new ingredients.
Senior Vice President Francie Israeli is responsible for coordinating advocacy and issue-driven media campaigns on behalf of several clients, particularly on environmental issues. She regularly writes and places articles, arranges media interviews, organizes editorial board meetings with major local and national publications, prepares speeches, and arranges speaking platforms for clients. She has also organized client exhibits at major scientific conferences in Europe as well as the U.S. for trade association clients.
Israeli holds a B.A. in journalism from the University of Maryland, and has more than a decade of experience in corporate and non-profit PR in both New York and Washington. She is a member of the Board of Directors of The WORLDCOM Public Relations Group, the world's leading partnership of independently owned public relations counseling firms.
Vice President Ann Crampton specializes in media relations and special events. For many years, she conducted an award-winning national fireworks safety campaign, resulting in a dramatic reduction of injuries to children. On behalf of the White House, she managed all media and Congressional coordination for Lech Walesa's historic visit to the United States in 1989, and handled media for other Solidarity leaders in the period leading up to the fall of communism in Poland and Eastern Europe. She now supervises the firm's national and global media activities on behalf of multinational corporations, industry groups, and non-profit organizations.
Senior Account Executive Parker Wishik is a skilled writer with extensive experience in media relations, strategic communications planning, coalition building and grassroots advocacy campaigns, social media and digital strategies, issues management, political campaigns, and community relations.
Prior to joining KellenAdams, Parker worked as an Account Manager with the Washington-based grassroots advocacy firm DCI Group, working on a number of major national issues-management campaigns. Previously he was Account Executive with Creative Communications Inc., a full-service government and public relations firm in Baton Rouge, La. He is also a published journalist. Wishik earned his bachelorŐs degree in public relations from Louisiana State University, and is nearing completion of an M.A. in political communication at American University in Washington.
MICHAEL K. EVANS, Ph.D.
Senior Consultant Michael K. Evans is a noted economist and recognized authority on the unintended economic impacts of government regulations. A former professor of economics at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University, and the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, he was one of the creators of the Wharton Model of the U.S. economy. He has served as a consultant to the Senate Finance Committee, the U.S. Treasury, and other federal agencies, as well as the international Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
He was the founder and president of the economic forecasting firm, Chase Econometric Associates, and later, Evans Economics. He authored numerous business books including Macroeconomics for Managers and Practical Business Forecasting. His articles on economic issues have appeared in the Wall Street Journal and other major publications. Dr. Evans received his Ph.D. in economics from Brown University.
BEN ZINGMAN, Ph.D.
Senior Consultant Ben Zingman has specialized in strategy development, issues management, and crisis communications for numerous blue-chip corporations, trade associations, and non-profit organizations for more than two decades, successfully combining media, community, and government relations. He has specialized experience managing environmental, energy, and international trade issues.
Zingman has also helped global corporations develop diversity policies and strategic philanthropy programs as well as employee education and grassroots programs in the U.S. He has a Ph.D. in political science from Rutgers University and is a member of the Communications in Contemporary Society faculty within the Advanced Academic Programs at The Johns Hopkins University.