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Washington, D.C. — With offices in Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C., Whiteboard Advisors today announced the addition of Ted Eismeier as an Associate Vice President in its growing communications practice. Eismeier joins an expert team that includes former teacher and North Carolina Governor Bev Perdue and Peter Cunningham, former U.S. Department of Education communications chief.

“Breakthrough communications is about more than traditional PR—it requires a sophisticated understanding of market trends, and the delicate policy or political implications of innovation,” said Ben Wallerstein, Co-Founder of Whiteboard Advisors. “Education clients demand a team approach that pairs communications experts like Ted with Whiteboard’s policy wonks and industry experts.”

The firm has a rich history of supporting the most successful companies and organizations in education, health and wellness. Clients include healthcare pioneer Erickson Living, and education and workforce disruptors General Assembly and

Whiteboard has been invaluable to Their connections to state policy makers provide us with reach across the country, and their understanding of the intersection of policy and media provides us with nuanced, thoughtful counsel to guide our strategy,” said Cameron Wilson, COO of

Eismeier’s previous experience at Washington-based communications agencies involved complex, large-scale campaigns on behalf of major non-profits and institutions across both K-12 and higher education sectors. The firm also announced the promotion of Jenna Schuette Talbot to Vice President.

In addition to providing public relations and digital communications support, Whiteboard helps clients to implement advocacy campaigns and conducts complex policy and market research. Whiteboard’s weekly newsletter, Whiteboard Notes, is read by thousands of education experts and commentators. Whiteboard also publishes Education Insider, a free monthly report that provides real-time insights on federal education policy trends, debates, and issues from the handful of decision makers who are driving the process.


About Whiteboard Advisors

Whiteboard Advisors is a multidisciplinary agency specializing in policy advocacy, market research, and communications. Our team of policy wonks, geeks, and storytellers bring an unmatched understanding of the political and policy landscape to bear on corporate strategy. With offices in Washington, D.C. and Silicon Valley, we help our clients navigate complex policy and regulatory matters, conduct policy and market research, and implement creative communications strategies.