- Dealing with the phenomenon of grown children who return to–or postpone leaving–the family home.
- She has served juvenile justice and education professionals across the country
- Public Health Educators named Valerie the Legislator of the Year
- Distinguished Leadership Award from the National Association for Community Leadership
- She has earned 14 gold medals in the Senior Olympics for both Fitness and Weightlifting
Valerie Wiener, M.A., specializes in media relations, positioning strategies, and power presentations.
Valerie Wiener pursued her communications career with such diverse experiences as: newspaper obituary writer, field reporter, and editor. . . television reporter, producer, and talk show host . . . radio account executive, multi-station administrator, and multi-station owner.
Valerie succinctly describes her services, she “helps individuals and organizations master their high-visibility needs.”
Valerie has authored five multi-award-winning books.
Valerie is developing a series of seventeen handbooks for high-visibility professionals.
Valerie spent five years in Washington, D.C. as press secretary to a Congressman and United States Senator Harry Reid.
She entered politics with her own successful campaign for the Nevada State Senate and was re-elected.
Recognized as a party leader, Valerie has served as the Minority Whip.
Valerie performed the duties of vice chair of the Legislative Interim Study Committee on Juvenile Justice and served as its chair.
She also chaired Legislative Commission on School Safety and Juvenile Violence.
Valerie received one of the highest honors: to be selected as the only state legislator in the U.S. to participate in the “White House Conference on School Safety.”
Valerie has served a member of the Governor’s Commission on Aging; she has been a member of the Legislative Commission and the Attorney General’s CyberCrimes Advisory Committee.
National Conference of State Legislatures sponsored Valerie’s attendance at the “Healthy Schools Summit” in Washington, D.C., where she was honored as one of 27 “Healthy Schools Heroes” in the U.S. (the only state legislator so recognized).
Valerie was named a “Healthcare Policy Hero” healthcare professionals and educators. During the legislative interim, she chaired the Legislative Study Committee on Obesity.
The Society of Public Health Educators named Valerie the “Legislator of the Year.”
Distinguished Leadership Award from the National Association for Community Leadership.
The Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce honored Valerie with its “Circle of Excellence” Award for her outstanding contributions.
Valerie has served as vice chairperson of the Commission on Postsecondary Education and as a board member of the Senior Olympics.
She serves on: the Impaired Driving Advisory Council, the Better Business Bureau Board, the Public Education Foundation Board, the Center for Creative Therapeutic Arts Advisory Committee, the Civic Mission for Schools Planning Team, and the Action for Healthy Kids/ State Team.
As a positioning strategist, Valerie has been recognized at many levels. She was honored as: the winner of the “Women of Achievement” Award in Media; the SBA’s Nevada District Small Business Media Advocate of the Year; the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) Nevada Advocate of the Year; and Finalist for NAWBO National Advocate.
Valerie earned the prestigious Outstanding Achievement Award for the National Federation of Press Women (NFPW) Communications Competition.
She has received 161 top communications awards at state, national, and international levels.
She also earns annual awards for her speech-writing and published materials from two international communications organizations. Valerie received the prestigious Outstanding Woman Advocate for Education, presented by Virginia Commonwealth University and the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International.
One of Valerie’s proudest ongoing achievements, however, involves athletics.
She has earned 14 gold medals in the Nevada Senior Olympics for both Fitness and Weightlifting; she has held the state records for both events. She has also earned nine gold medals in Swimming and, earned a silver medal in Walking.
Valerie was named Nevada’s Distinguished Senior Athlete. With a fitness partner, Valerie “won” the Nevada 100 Fitness Challenge–an eight-week Fitness and Wellness Challenge–conducted at the Nevada Legislature.
Valerie’s education embraces:
a Bachelor of Journalism, School of Journalism;
a Master of Arts/Broadcast Journalism, School of Journalism;
a Master of Arts/Literature,
and three years of law school
Books by Valerie Wiener, M.A.
- Power Communications: Positioning Yourself for High Visibility
- Gang Free: Friendship Choices for Today’s Youth
- The Nesting Syndrome: Grown Children Living at Home
- Winning the War Against Youth Gangs: A Guide for Teens
- Power Positioning: Advancing Yourself as THE Expert