The Exchange: Where experienced, strategic communications professionals gather 

Since 1955, the Communication Leadership Exchange has helped seasoned professionals share best practices and further the field of communications. Representing organizations of all sizes, from the one-person consultancy to the Fortune 500 corporations, our members tackle strategic issues daily, often solving them with assistance or advice from an Exchange colleague.  

Strategic Communication focusing on: 

Internal and external communications, including change management, marketing, corporate communications, employee communications, HR communications, and executive communications. 


50th Annual Conference on Strategic Communications







Strategic Communication: From traditional to digital to wearable?!

Join this Distinguished Group of Attendees

Exchange2014 Schedule and Program now available for download

  • Annual Conference Topic List

* The future of the strategic communication profession
* Evolution of organizational communications
* Approaching storms and looming breakthroughs in the
   communications world
* Future role of the CCO
* How to frame your well-rounded skill set to compete in
   tomorrow’s world
* Don’t hate SharePoint – embrace its power
*Telling your organization’s story
* Disruptive game changers for internal communicators



Register today at the Exchange Web site. Enter code Exchange+One to take advantage of this special offer. 

The Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia is the venue. Make your hotel reservation online  now. Our special hotel room rate is a mere $199 per night. Come for the Conference … stay for the weekend! 

 2014 Sponsor Package and Opportunities

Register Today for the Early-Bird Discount

Four Season's Hotel Online Reservation

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Exchange Wednesday Conference Opening Session

Agony, Anxiety and Adapting to New Opportunities

The Past, Present and Future of the Communication Profession

  • Public relations jobs are expected to jump 23 percent from 2010-2020. (  
  • There was a 58 percent increase in mobile news audience between 2011 and 2012. (Newspaper Association of America)
  • The proliferation of social media platforms, in addition to typical news outlets, has made the job of the PR specialist more difficult. (SkilledUp)


Dramatic growth in digital communication has positively impacted many businesses’ bottom line. But technology alone can’t create meaning, build trust, influence minds or change hearts. 

The best communication professionals are using a variety of tools to identify, create and reinforce the human touch while ensuring alignment and leading behavior change.


Don’t miss this dynamic opening afternoon of the 2014 Communication Leadership Exchange Annual Conference April 23-25 in Philadelphia.

Check out this line up:

  • Timothy Mack, former VP for Research with WPP Ltd. and current President of the World Future Society, will explore the future of our profession by examining approaching storms and looming breakthroughs in both the communications world and the larger global stage.
  • Roger D’Aprix, internationally known communication consultant, lecturer and author, will offer his unique perspective on the evolution of organizational communications from its early roots to today.
  • Maril MacDonald, CEO and Founder of Gagen MacDonald, will present just released Arthur Page Society research on the future of the communication profession and the role of the CCO.
  • Diane Gayeski, Dean and Professor of Strategic Communications, Roy H. Park School of Communications, Ithaca College, will explore how senior communications professionals can use their well-rounded skill set to re-frame their careers to compete in tomorrow’s world
  • A moderated roundtable discussion as the four field questions from the audience.



President's Message

Barry Mike

altCommunication: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.

There is a former colleague of mine who is a rather brilliant consultant; he works with senior leaders at the highest levels of well-known global corporations. His working knowledge of interpersonal communication dynamics is high. When combined with his even higher and mostly (but far from fully) deserved confidence levels, his persuasiveness is more

 Previous President's Message

Meet Our Members

Sarah Newson - MD Anderson

I detect an accent. Where are you from?
I was born in a Convent. [Laughs] I’m adopted, a Kiwi [New Zealander] by birth, my mother was Australian, so half Aussie, half Kiwi. My dad used to build refineries around the world. We’ve lived in the Middle East, Indonesia, Singapore, and when my dad came to Houston in the early 80s, he said, “I’m done, we’re not moving anymore.” He did consulting after that. [Houston, Texas] is where we ended up more

Previous Meet Our Members



Jill Vitiello, founder and president of Vitiello Communications Group (VTLO), will deliver a lecture on Saturday, February 2 to the students of Fairleigh Dickinson University's Master of Arts in Corporate & Organizational Communication Program as part of the 2014 Schering-Plough Executive Lecture Series.


Jill's presentation, "Power to Your People: Building Community to Drive Communications," was chosen to launch the six-week lecture series that features communication professionals and scholars who discuss topics related to corporate and organizational communications.

New Articles to be sent January 30, 2014 to MEMBER'S ONLY. 


Jennifer Pennell - Patino Associates
Michelle Ghorbanian - Siemens Energy, Inc.
Mick Trevey - CUNAMutual
Gloria Simmons - Barclays
Laura Fait - Rockwell Automation
Rich Jefferson - Association of Equipment Manufacturers


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