Testimonials
"Henry Eason is the consummate communications professional. An excellent and compelling writer,
he understands that the basis for all good communication is rich content. He understands how to
apply all of the bells and whistles, but also knows that reliable fact-based content is at the core of an
effective message campaign. He has broad experience in the business of telling business' story.
His public relations credentials include not only an ability to develop a clear message, but extensive
contacts with the journalists who matter. He can help you hone your message, identify your
audiences and how to reach them and then implement the strategies recommended."
–Carol Piasente, Vice President, San Francisco Chamber of Commerce

"The expert counsel and support we've received from Eason Communications have strengthened
both our internal and external communications. If you're seeking to improve your company's
marketing and public relations effectiveness, you too can benefit from Henry Eason's "insider"
knowledge, gained from his many years as a political reporter, editor, and former Director of Media
Relations at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. He knows how to make your issues as important and
meaningful to potential customers as they are to you."
–Marc  Intermaggio, Executive Vice President, Building Owners and Managers Association-San
Francisco

“Eason Communications was helpful to our firm in gaining more exposure in the marketplace by
getting several articles about our firm published. Henry Eason is an effective and tireless PR person
who is nimble enough to piece together an article based on available information, and who is always
looking for ideas to promote your firm. Ellen Eason was a great help in preparing me for a trip to DC
to speak with congressional legislative aides. She put together a ton of background information for
me to review and gave me some great tips on how to get more attention when speaking to
government relations people.”
– Eve Hinman, President, Hinman Consulting Engineers, Inc.

Henry  Eason's leadership in developing my PR messaging consistent with my business strategy
was vital to my successful launch of Dome Construction's South Bay office. I valued Eason's
assistance to connect Dome to appropriate media venues for publication of technical articles to
demonstrate to a new market our core competencies that we could offer our clients. He also
organized an innovative breakfast lecture panel that was a brilliant method for sharing our
knowledge.
– Melody Spradlin, Director, Dome Construction

“Eason Communications, led by Henry Eason, helped us conceive and executive a very successful
branding strategy as we launched what in effect was a new company. Eason used primarily cost-
effective public relations techniques to position us as an industry leader in an intensely competitive
environment. They trained our national staff in PR techniques, generated an impressive array of
publicity in trade and business journals and worked seamlessly with my staff to help us generate
new business. We appreciate their efforts and recommend them highly.”
– Bob Eaton, Executive Managing Director, Colliers International Hotels

"Henry was a pleasure to work with and took the time to understand our business and PR needs.
His efforts lead to direct media contacts, a feature story in a local business publication, and
increased branding within our market area."
– Scott D. Warner, Principal Hydrogeologist and Business Unit Manager, AMEC Geomatrix Inc.

"
Someone once told me that public relations could be characterized as "marketing on steroids." The
trick is to find a seasoned, well-connected and articulate entity to handle your PR needs. When it
comes to PR in the A/E/C industry, the first and only person to talk to is Henry Eason. Henry's
experience of 30 years is quickly apparent in the first minutes of discussion. He understands the
A/E/C marketplace, the correct approach and the players that brought Dome Construction the
recognition it was seeking in a very short timeframe."
–Ed Shea, Director, Business Management, Dome Construction Corporation

“The work done by Henry and Eason Communications has been incredibly valuable to AXIS
Architecture. We hired him to spearhead the public relations for our firm, and from day one, he has
impressed us with his responsiveness, professionalism and talent. AXIS was placed in publications
that have earned us a great deal of respect in the industry. We have always been impressed with his
creativity and flexibility and his detailed knowledge about all aspects of his field. I recommend Henry
and Eason Communications without reservation."
– Julie Frankel, Marketing Manager, AXIS Architecture

“During my career as an entrepreneur and former executive with Fortune 100 companies,
I have hired and worked with consultants and advisors from across the globe. I count Eason
Communications as a member of a select few of those that I would unconditionally recommend to
provide you with more lasting value than you thought possible.”
– Edward R. Hope, President, Hope Development Corporation

"I've really enjoyed getting to know Henry and working together on projects. I have consistently been
impressed not only with his professionalism and timeliness but also his business acumen. I
enthusiastically endorse Eason Communications."
Laurie Martin Lanstein, President & CEO, Chief Executive Council

"Before teaming up with Eason Communications, my companies didn't have a very strong presence
in the media and public eye. Now, we've started a campaign to educate our audiences. They've also
prepared me to deal with reporters and take on that tough interview."
Joel L. Koppel, Director of Business Development, S.F. Electrical Construction Industry

"You made me think and I appreciate it. If I were starting my own firm, you know that I would do a full
year. Think where I could be in a year working with you."
– Ellen Waxenburg Zoschak, Managing Director, FTI Healthcare

"Thanks, Eason Communications, for the great job on our news release and the published article.
Your PR strategy really made a difference and exceeded our expectations."
James Jenkins, President, GCI General Contractors

"Henry Eason possesses an impressive background and current knowledge of the ins,outs and
buts of media and marketing. I especially appreciate the way he creatively applies his experience to
the task at hand in order to get the unique result that each of his clients is seeking."
– Margot Crosman, Unico Properties

"Henry is a top-notch seasoned professional PR. He has a great network of journalism
professionals. I have seen him create substantial exposure for several clients with whom he has
worked within our A/E/C community. Great sense of humor and driven to succeed. I would
recommend Henry's capabilities any day."
– Diana Volovelskay, Marketing/Business Development Coordinator, Glumac

“We hired Ellen to help us launch the renovation and rebranding of our hotel in Walnut Creek, CA.
She took control of her role at every step and managed the timeliness and final output without the
need for us to spot-check or follow-up. She had strong initiative and was genuinely vested in our
success – a pleasure to work with.”
– Allison Bocan Handy, Regional Director of Sales & Marketing, Prism Hotels & Resorts

“Eason Communications is a highly professional media group that provides creative services and
first-rate advice and support.”
– Dr. Sean Randolph, President & CEO, Bay Area Council Economic Institute

“Henry and Ellen Eason do an excellent job of representing venues in the hospitality industry, from
orchestrating special events and press tours to handling all aspects of creative work. They are
consummate professionals who represent their clients well.”
– Anne LeClair, President and CEO, San Mateo County Convention and Visitors Bureau

“I and a number of my colleagues at OOCL went through Henry Eason’s public relations training
program and found that it helped us immensely in better communicating with the news media. We
particularly appreciated the fact that he had been a national reporter and editor.”
– Christine Cardullo, Media Relations Specialist, Orient Overseas Container Line

“Henry is and excellent writer and researcher, very dependable in his approach to new media
opportunities and public relations. A real pleasure to work with."
– Tom Spanos, The Deal magazine

“Henry’s Media Training Program provided me with the tools needed to successfully increase
awareness for my organization. He shared valuable insight on topics ranging from building
relationships with the media to generating compelling story ideas to successfully preparing for an
interview.”
– Wendy Doud, Marketing Manager, Bay Area Economics

“Henry has been an integral team member of our SMPS Communications Committee. As our
organization’s chapter has become the largest in the country, it was imperative for our strategic
planning this year to focus on building credibility within the marketing profession among our A/E/C
peers. For our strategic planning, Henry proposed a PR plan that includes article placement,
speaking opportunities and leveraging our members’ marketing expertise to increase exposure.
Since Henry joined our organization, he has placed releases of our events and recognition of our
members into both national and local publications."
Daniel Carfora-Hale, Associate Marketing Manager, Huntsman Architectural Group

“Ellen is wonderful to work with. She is creative, efficient and timely. Every project we have worked on
has exceeded my expectations.”
– Melissa Price, Director of Sales & Marketing, Hilton Concord Hotel

“When I was  the General Manager at Dinah’s Garden Hotel & Trader Vic’s in Palo Alto, Ellen
successfully managed several projects for us, including press releases, public relations
campaigns, logo creation, Web design and sales and catering collateral. If you are looking for a
consummate professional who always delivers results on time and with a high degree of accuracy,
Eason Communications is a firm I would highly recommend. A real bonus is Ellen’s calm and
friendly personality that never wavers under the pressure of last-minute changes or reduced
timelines on projects. I’d never hesitate to recommend her to any hospitality business that is looking
for a top-notch marketing producer.”
– Mark W. Hyde, Director of Human Resources, Interstate Hotels & Resorts

“Working with Henry is a pleasure. In addition to having a great personality, he is highly competent,
creative and talented. He and Ellen are a dynamic team; the work they have done for us has
continually exceeded our expectations. Their capabilities span a broad range of industries and suit a
variety of marketing or PR needs. I highly recommend Henry Eason and Eason Communications.”
– Crystel Stanford, VP of Sales & Marketing, Redwood Mortgage

“Henry Eason has been innovative in developing productive media relations programs enhancing
the Chamber media outreach and resulting in extensive coverage…Through creation and
implementation of media-oriented approaches to Chamber staff, contact has become much more
thorough with releases and information going out in a timely and effective manner.”
– Milt Mitler, Vice President, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

“Ellen was wonderful in communicating our hotel’s re-launch and gave us great exposure to the
local community and media. I would recommend her as a great public relations partner. Thanks for
all your work, Ellen. Our success will come from having successful partners like yourself.”
– Ruben Barahona, Director of Sales & Marketing, Holiday Inn Express Walnut Creek

“While at the Atlanta Constitution, Eason broke numerous stories that competitors could not keep up
with. At Nation’s Business magazine, Eason illuminated a wide range of complex economic issues.
As press relations director for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, he was innovative, managed a large
staff and proved adept at getting the Chamber’s point of view widely disseminated.”
– Matthew Quinn, White House Correspondent, Hearst Newspapers

“I have had numerous occasions to deal with Henry Eason in his capacity as a senior public affairs
executive. During my tenure as a banking and finance writer for the Los Angeles Times, Henry
proved an invaluable source of information on business trends and attitudes.”
– John Broder, Business Reporter, Los Angeles Times

“Mr. Eason is a personable man with a gift for vivid language both in speaking and writing. His
breadth of knowledge and experience always impresses those who know him. He appears
confident and poised in nearly any situation.”
– Jim Merriner, Reporter, Chicago Sun-Times

“Henry Eason is a highly experienced communications executive. I can say, unequivocally, that he is
one of those individuals who is a stand out in his field…
a thorough-going professional.”
– Richard Anthony, The Business Roundtable

“Henry Eason has provided me and our company with superior advice and service in expanding our
marketing outreach. His knowledge of how best to utilize media has provided quick and effective
results. I’d highly recommend his services.”
– Rod Apodaca, Managing Director, PKF Capital

"Eason took our website to a completely new level. Our monthly visits went from a few thousand
before launching the new site to over 1.2 million after release. We couldn't be happier with the quality
of work they performed."
–Fred J. Brechtel, PhD, CEO, Brechtel Manufacturing Inc.

"At WeatherNews we very much appreciated Eason Communications' ability to develop public
relations and custom publishing programs that helped us expand markets here and abroad. Their
understanding of marketing software applications and knowledge of our key vertical markets was
invaluable."
Kevin Porreco, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, WeatherNews Inc.

Ellen worked on several projects developing and designing product literature to complement our
marketing efforts and publicizing new product launches. She kept us updated every step of the way.
When you are looking for solid and timely performance, you have a winner in Ellen."
– Lotte Downey, Director of Marketing, Hitachi Genetic Systems