Wohl Communications, LLC
Bill Wohl has a 25+-year career in communications, and is recognized in the PR industry as a leading strategic communications expert.
Recently, Bill has been advising technology companies on corporate communications, including Arrow Electronics (in association with Westmeath Communications) and Unify, formerly known as Siemens Enterprise Communications.
Bill has been a regular guest on Bloomberg's Market Maker program, talking about crisis communications and reputation management in the context of issues with the Boeing 787 aircraft and Carnival Cruise Lines' efforts to rebuild its corporate reputation.
In 2011, Bill was featured as the cover story of the August issue of PR Week magazine; was named 21st among PR Week’s Top 50 communications executives to watch in 2011; was nominated to The Holmes Report Influence 100 (top in-house communicators in the world); and was recognized 4th among the Top 20 Social CMOs of the Fortune 100 by Social Media Graphics.
Today, Bill runs Wohl Communications LLC, advising companies on their public relations strategies, social media techniques, messaging, media training, CEO counseling, and crisis communications.
Most recently, Bill served as Senior Vice President & Chief Communications Officer for Hewlett-Packard, a $130 billion leader in the IT industry with 320,000 employees. There he led communications, reported to the CEO, and provided strategic communications counsel to the executive team.
Prior to joining HP, he worked for 12 years at SAP AG, where, as a member of the company's senior leadership team, Bill was one of the company’s primary spokespersons. He directly counseled SAP's CEOs and executive board members on communications for major corporate and product topics, including strategy, litigation, M&A and product launches.
Bill managed communications at the computer industry’s largest independent hardware service provider, DecisionOne Corporation. Bill also led public relations and communications at Remington Arms, a leading firearms and sporting goods manufacturer, and at the DuPont Company. His first assignment was on the public relations staff of the Office of the Governor of the State of Delaware.
Bill holds a Bachelor Degree in Public Affairs from the University of Delaware. In his spare time, he has served more than 25 years as an emergency medical technician and firefighter, responding to emergency 911 calls for the volunteer fire department in West Grove, Pennsylvania (an organization for which he also served in various leadership roles including President and ambulance captain).