Mission & History

CommCore Strategies is a global communications consulting and training organization. We make it our business to understand the global marketplace and all the issues affecting our clients. Every day, for 25 years, we have prepared business leaders to communicate more effectively to their audiences.

The Case For CommCore

There isn’t a company out there that doesn’t wish for an in-house communication training service that knows both the business and can make their ambassador’s best voices shine. We are the out-of-house version.

With experience an in-house service cannot match, faculty they couldn’t afford, and techniques and services that continue to define “effective” cross industries and global markets. Our linear, process-oriented messaging, experiential learning and vetted faculty mean you get the CommCore Strategies experience each and every time we walk in the door, regardless of the face that comes with the briefcase.

We teach YOUR audience in the way that works best for THEM. Your business is unique; it’s voice should be too.

Our Team

Lauren Singerman

Specialties

Speeches & Events

Background

Lauren is a speech, dialect, and accent reduction coach. She works with clients on accent reduction in order to help them communicate clearly and effectively in both Standard British and American English. She has ten years of experience coaching corporate and entertainment industry clients from all over the world. Recent accent reduction clients include Salma Hayek, Taiwanese actress Chiling Lin, and international students at New York Film Academy. Lauren holds a BA from Wesleyan University and an MFA from Rutgers University.

Steve Calleran

Specialties

Storytelling & Messaging, Speeches & Events

Background

25 years in the industry, has served as industrial/training film spokesperson for IBM, Canon, Johnson & Johnson and Hitachi; Public Affairs Officer with the US Navy; professor at Westchester Community College

Lester B. Davis

Specialties

Media Training, Crisis Management & Prevention, Social Media Strategy, Content Strategy & Development, Speeches & Events

Background

Former journalist and communications director for international pharmaceutical companies. For five years Lester was based in Basel, Switzerland as International Communications Manager at the global headquarters of pharmaceutical giant F. Hoffmann La-Roche. There he developed and coordinated advocacy, marketing communications, issues and crisis management and public relations programs across all offices worldwide to drive corporate reputation, facilitate market access and help global product teams to achieve their business goals.

Doug DeMarco

Specialties

Crisis Management & Prevention, Social Media Strategy, Speeches & Events

Background

Brings 25 years to CommCore Strategies with his communications experience as a teacher, writer and lecturer. Doug is a thought leader in technology from biotech to computer software. Doug is an expert in technology from biotech to computer software. He has crisis conducted media / crisis management / presentation skills workshops for the pharmaceutical and chemical industry for 20 years.

Jim Gerth

Specialties

Media Training, Social Media Strategy, Speeches & Events

Background

25 years in the industry, has served on advisory boards for several major pharmaceutical companies; print journalist; manager of celebrity-centered fundraising events; spokesperson for Hilton and Marriott hotel chains, Radio City Music Hall, Madison Square Garden, Citibank and the US Postal Service; professor at Adelphi University

Louisa Hart

Specialties

Media Training, Crisis Management & Prevention, Content Strategy & Development

Background

20 years in the industry, television producer for USA Today and ABC News (Washington, DC Affiliate); media relations for American Diabetes Association, World Bank, International Monetary Fund, Kellogg and Procter and Gamble; senior manager at Porter Novelli International; faculty, The American University and EW Scripps School of Communication, Ohio University; holds a master’s in broadcast journalism

Donna M. Hunt-Caraballo

Specialties

Media Training, Storytelling & Messaging, Content Strategy & Development

Background

14 years in the medical education communications industry, for in-house, professional development and public education programs and campaigns; numerous pharmaceutical product launches; Vice President of Marketing at GR MedEd.

Morgan Stone Langley

Specialties

Crisis Management & Prevention, Social Media Strategy, Thought Leadership Development, Sales Performance, Digital Transformation, Content Strategy & Development

Background

With over 15 years experience in social media strategy that began in the entertainment sector, Morgan has now consulted, trained, and implemented hundreds of social strategies for companies worldwide from recording artists and restaurants to record labels and healthcare. This experience has led to her current role as the social media manager for the statewide Florida Hospital system. She has a keen eye for social campaign development and for tracking ROI as well as the ability to build and train large corporate teams to do the same.

Jerry Marsini

Specialties

Storytelling & Messaging, Creativity Growth

Background

With over a decade in technology and media, he has traveled extensively consulting businesses, executives, and industry leaders teaching them how to make technology work for them and has worked for companies including Alcatel-Lucent, Agere Systems, Motorola, Oracle, and Wyeth Pharmaceuticals. A native of St. Louis, Missouri, Jeremy has lived throughout the United State and in the South Pacific and currently resides in New York City. He graduated with honors on a full scholarship to Florida State University where he studied English, Communications, and Computer Science. Languages: English, French.

Jeremy Merrifield

Specialties

Storytelling & Messaging, Social Media Strategy, Thought Leadership Development, Creativity Growth, Digital Transformation, Content Strategy & Development, Speeches & Events

Background

With over a decade in technology and media, he has traveled extensively consulting businesses, executives, and industry leaders teaching them how to make technology work for them and has worked for companies including Alcatel-Lucent, Agere Systems, Motorola, Oracle, and Wyeth Pharmaceuticals. A native of St. Louis, Missouri, Jeremy has lived throughout the United State and in the South Pacific and currently resides in New York City. He graduated with honors on a full scholarship to Florida State University where he studied English, Communications, and Computer Science. Languages: English, French.

Christian Rieke

Specialties

Content Strategy & Development, Speeches & Events

Background

Former editor, journalist and on-air personality, Tomorrow, Gold de, TV Movie, Westdeutscher Rundfunk; PR consultant for such clients as Germany’s DiapharmGruppe and The Netherlands’ Spencer Foods Industrial; media campaign director for top medical publications Arzneimittel Zeitung, Arzte Zeitung, Lebensmittel Zeitung and OTC Bulletin; senior manager, Cyrano Kommunikation; masters’ in communications/communications management from Muenster University and London Guildhall University.

O’Patrick Wilson

Specialties

Media Training, Storytelling & Messaging

Background

Head of communications, Syngenta International AG, media relations for Ciba Specialty Chemicals/North America, senior representative for Hitachi America in New York and Tokyo; journalist for Time Magazine, ABC News/Rome; master’s in journalism from Columbia University.

Honor Roll

We're proud to be part of the success of our clients, and they consistently tell us that the breadth and depth of our experience and services allows them to meet virtually any communication challenge.

3M-Pharmaceuticals
Abbott Laboratories
alcatel-lucent
Altana Pharma AG
Almaden-Vineyards
American Acedemy of Neurology
am-ex
American-Heart-Association
American Association of Black Cardiologists
Burson-Marsteller
BBK Healthcare
bloomberg
BusinessWeek
Cadbury Schwepps
Campbell Soup Company
canon
Chamberlain Communications Group, Inc.
city
CNN Business News
Groupe DANONE
Eastman Chemical Company
Federal Reserve Bank
Fodors-LLC
Fordham-University
FreeAgent.Com 
Genentech,-Inc.
Goya-Foods-Inc
Disney Publishing Worldwide
Dun & Bradstreet
Healthcare-Business-Woman's-Association
Johns Hopkins University
Kekst-and-Company 
kodak
State of Maryland
M-Booth-&-Associates,-Inc.
Prudential-Bache
Rubenstein
United Parcel Service of America
United-States-Postal-Service
Workman Publishing