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Heidi Berenson


Two-time Emmy and Peabody Award-winner Heidi Berenson is president of Berenson Communications, Inc. In this social media era, BCI powers up the performance of top executives – from Fortune 500s to Members of Congress – when facing the press, a presentation or a pitch.
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Julie Cave Altman

Executive Vice President

With more than two decades of speech writing experience at The White House, the Departments of Education and State, as well as Fortune 100 companies, Altman contributes to a wide range of client projects. From creating sound bites to editing scripts to writing speeches, she is instrumental in helping to shape clients' messages. She received her BA from Smith College.

Bob Kanner

Senior Videographer and Editor

As an Emmy award winner Bob has years of editing and shooting experience, especially in HD. His work has appeared on BBC, CBS News, PBS and National Geographic, etc. He was recently inducted into the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Silver Circle for 25+ years of service to the broadcast industry.

Mary Ford

Communications Coach

Her production experience includes CNN’s Moneyline and the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival. As one of BCI's original team, she specializes in messaging and soundbites. Ford attended the Sorbonne in Paris and received her BA from the University of California at Berkeley.

George Sozio

Videographer & Technical Director

A network television veteran whose extensive camera work extends to ABC News, CBS News, CNN, PBS and Discovery, among others. As chief videographer and lighting director, he has helped to heighten the impact of clients' on-camera appearances.

Executive Consultants

Depending on the nature of the project, BCI taps into an extensive national network of experts - ranging from voice coaching to event planning, digital photography to multimedia news releases and video production to job interviewing skills.