Robert Dilenschneider formed The Dilenschneider Group in 1991.
Prior to forming his own firm, he served as President & CEO of Hill & Knowlton Inc, tripling that organization's revenues to nearly $200 million. He was with Hill & Knowlton for 25 years.
Experienced in a number of communications disciplines, Mr Dilenschneider is frequently called upon by the media to provide commentary and strategic public relations insights on major news stories. He has counselled major corporations, professional groups, trade associations and educational institutions, and has assisted clients in dealings with regulatory agencies, labor unions, consumer groups and minorities, among others.
He is a member of the advisory board of the Center for Strategic & International Studies and New York and Presbyterian Hospital. He is a member of The Bretton Woods Committee; serves on the Board of Governors of the Leader to Leader Institute; a Trustee of the Institute of International Education; and a former member of the Board of Governors of the American Red Cross.
He serves as a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the US-Japan Business Council, the Economic Clubs of New York and Chicago, and the Florida Council of 100. He is also a member of the Public Relations Society of America and the International Public Relations Association. He is a Fellow to the International Association of Business Communicators and, in recognition of contribution in promoting New York City, he received the City’s Big Apple award. In 2001, he received an honorary Doctorate of Public Service degree from Muskingum College.
Mr Dilenschneider is widely published, having authored 12 books, and has lectured before scores of professional organizations and colleges.
He received an MA degree in Journalism from Ohio State University and a BA from the University of Notre Dame.