LAS VEGAS—Corporate and crisis communications specialist Steven Stern has formed Stern and Company, which aims to provide Las Vegas companies with a local resource that provides the full capabilities of a first-tier national public and investor relations firm.
Says Stern, “After extensive conversations with CEOs and CFOs of some of our city’s leading companies, it became clear to me that Las Vegas had an unfilled need for a top-rank corporate communications company. Our city, as well as a global leisure and entertainment destination, has emerged as a major center of corporate growth. The companies headquartered here, both public and private, need strategic corporate communications support that is immediately available, not a plane trip or a time zone away.”
The firm’s practice areas include corporate and financial relations, public relations, strategic and product marketing, crisis communications, transaction communications, restructurings, bankruptcies and litigation support.
Stern began his career as a journalist in New York and Washington, covering the securities industry and activities of the Securities & Exchange Commission, White House, Congress and the Federal Reserve for Dow Jones and Company. He later was appointed director of public relations for Gulf+Western Industries and Occidental Petroleum; and director of corporate communications for Wickes Companies. He also served as a speechwriter for three U.S. Senators and the chairman of the Federal Home Loan Bank Board.