Alan Greilsamer has more than 15 years professional experience providing high-impact public relations, public affairs, marketing and organizational management counsel to organizations in the United States and abroad. He has created brand strategies for international associations, managed nationwide cause marketing campaigns for charities and garnered top-tier media placements for nongovernmental organizations. Since 2010 Mr. Greilsamer has served as a full-time strategic communications consultant with the Enterprise Systems Management Office within the Department of Veterans Affairs. Prior to this role, he was the managing partner of a Washington, D.C. area marketing and communications firm, developing award-winning public awareness campaigns for national and international not-for-profit organizations. His clients included the Alliance of Hazardous Materials Professionals, the Autism Society of America, the Gold Star Mothers of America, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund and the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States.
From 1999 to 2004, Mr. Greilsamer served as the Director of Communications for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund—the nonprofit organization that built the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. Most notably, he spearheaded the award-winning Put A Face With A Name campaign, a joint effort with Kinko’s Inc. to collect a photograph for each of the 58,000 men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice during the Vietnam War.
A Washington, D.C. native, Mr. Greilsamer holds a Master’s Degree in Journalism and Public Affairs from The American University. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in History with a minor in Journalism from the University of Delaware. He is a member of the American Society of Association Executives and the Rotary Club of McLean.