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Brand Management. Issue Management. Budget Management.

Gary Chandler, President and CEO: Chandler is a record-breaking and award-winning strategist who specializes in brand management and issue management. He has influenced public opinion, public policy and business decisions around the world. With vision, strategic planning and opportunism, he has generated millions of dollars in revenue, stockholder equity and media coverage for our clients. Chandler thrives in the arena of stakeholder communications, crisis communications and issue management. He leads all strategic planning and messaging. His accomplishments include:

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  • Defended vital patient rights from a legislative threat in Congress. The award-winning campaign earned coverage in Time, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Today, CBS Evening News, Nightline, Good Morning America, CNN and more;
  • Averted a costly international trade war over tropical timber. Advised the Indonesia Forestry Commission about reputation management and stakeholder engagement to counter misinformation and misunderstandings. Developed the Global Forestry Conference and brought hundreds of stakeholders and journalists to Indonesia to review and reform best practices;
  • Saved the National Civic League from financial collapse. Generated millions of dollars worth of sponsorship and media coverage over several years;
  • Helped build one of the most powerful national trade associations in the United States;
  • Saved taxpayers in Colorado millions of dollars, while expanding healthcare to record numbers of people with an award-winning campaign that promoted Medicaid reform;
  • Generated millions of dollars in additional funding for Colorado’s behavioral healthcare system by rebranding the community providers. Emphasized the cost-effectiveness of early intervention and personalized treatment;
  • Preserved millions of dollars in stockholder equity for Newmont Mining by influencing public opinion and public policy about mine reclamation plans;
  • Subcontracted with some of the most influential consultants in Colorado, including Tracy-Locke/BBDO Advertising and Public Relations, Hays, Hays and Wilson, MGA Communications, GBSM and the National Civic League;
  • Built Big Brothers of Metropolitan Denver into the largest chapter in the United States. Recruited the Denver Broncos, sponsors and volunteers to join the campaign, which generated more than $1 million and dozens of new matches; and
  • Building global coalitions to tackle urgent health and environmental challenges.

Chandler has earned two awards from the Public Relations Society of America for cost-effective campaigns. He also earned a national CIPRA (Creativity In Public Relations Award).

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He is the founder of Earth NewsSacred Seedlings and Greener Cities. He is an author who has produced several books for New York publishers. Crossbow has a proven network of senior professionals around the world who are specialists in marketingpublic relationspublic affairs and issue management. We will build a cost-effective strategic plan and a powerful team to meet your needs.

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Crossbow Communications is one of the leading public relations and public affairs firms in the United States. We have influenced public opinion and public policy around the world for more than 30 years. Today, we are tackling some of the most urgent issues of our time, including vital health and environmental challenges. We have offices in Denver, Colorado and Phoenix, Arizona.