Elaine Mancini
Elaine Mancini has extensive experience in public relations campaigns and issues management for countries, associations, foundations, and corporations. She has advised on tourism strategies, created and implemented trade and investment promotion programs, handled crisis communications, launched new products, managed publicity, and conducted media training.
For PR, Dr. Mancini has assisted many international businesses wishing to enter the US market, including an Israel-based manufacturer of medical diagnostic equipment, a Japanese electronics company, and a Danish pharmaceutical company. She has also assisted governments, including Indonesia, Malaysia, the People’s Republic of China, Jamaica, Greece, the Canton of Berne in Switzerland, Taiwan, and Turkey. She has conducted media training for Jamaican, Romanian, and Chinese government officials.
For issue management, she designed an international program to enhance the image of manufacturers in an international association. The program included a UN component for presence at and input into the Fourth World Conference on Women, building strategic alliances, launching an information campaign, developing and testing messages, and writing white papers. For a multinational manufacturer of consumer products, she conceived a program relating to pending legislation in Europe that could adversely affect the company’s sales. The program included identifying the issues, writing position papers, and planning a series of one-on-one meetings with influencers.
Dr. Mancini was the director of the Economic Development Division at Makovsky & Company, a New York based PR firm. Prior to 1993, she was a Senior Vice President at GCI Group, an international PR agency, directing a variety of client campaigns for image building, economic development, market expansion, and cultural sensitivity.
Dr. Mancini has won several awards, including Mercury Awards for her work on Jamaica, the International Public Relations Association Award of Excellence for her work with the Quincentennial Foundation of Istanbul, and the gold Big W Award for her work with the United States Historical Society.
Dr. Mancini was named Woman of the Year 1999 by the American Biographical Institute. She is listed in 2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 20th Century, International Who’s Who of Professional and Business Women, Dictionary of International Biographies, and 1000 Leaders of World Influence.
She received her BA from the University of Illinois and earned her Ph.D. from New York University and received the Key, Pin and Scroll Award as Outstanding Female Graduate in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. As a Fulbright scholar, she taught at the University of Bologna in Italy.