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Bunnie Riedel, President

Riedel Communications, Inc. is incorporated in the State of Maryland as a “Close” Corporation.  A sole proprietorship, the corporation issues no shares and its only director is Bunnie Riedel.

Riedel Communications is a woman-owned company holding a Minority Woman Business Enterprise (MWBE) Bunniecertificate in the state of Maryland and a Small Woman a Minority (SWAM) owned business certificate in the state of Virginia. Riedel Communications is an energetic firm that was incorporated in 2004.  It consists of a team of professionals with expertise second to none who are committed to making sure that our clients receive the best possible information and advice.

Ms. Riedel has over twenty years experience in nonprofit management, marketing and communications, legislative and regulatory review and action planning and has provided strategic advice to nonprofit executives, marketing directors, government agency directors as well as regulators at the federal, state and local levels of government.  Most recently, Ms. Riedel was licensed as a Standard for Excellence Consultant by the Standards for Excellence Institute (a national project of the Maryland Association of Nonprofits.

Bunnie Riedel has advised hundreds of municipalities throughout the United States on telecommunications matters.  She has filed authoritative comments with the Federal Communications Commission on a variety of topics relating to cable, regulatory authority and PEG.  An innovative leader and energetic advocate, Ms. Riedel has conducted franchise reviews, assisted communities in franchise negotiations and PEG startup and delivered hundreds of speeches and workshops on telecommunications across the nation.

Additionally, Ms. Riedel has delivered addresses on best practices in cable telecommunications to The Broadcasting Institute, South Korea; the OurMedia conference in Colombia; and the Next Communications Civilization symposium in Paris.  At the U.S. Department of State’s request she has frequently advised international audiences from Brazil, Canada, Germany, Hungary, Japan, Poland, Thailand, Venezuela and the Ukraine on the United States model of telecommunications regulation.

Ms. Riedel has been interviewed on dozens of radio programs and quoted in newspapers from coast to coast.  In addition to articles in three college textbooks, her publication credits include:

  • Nonprofit Conversation (Host of online blog for nonprofit leaders)
  • “Bad, Bad Board Members,” Canadian Fair News, Fall 2016
  • State Legislative Advocacy Tool Kit (NATOA)
  • Community Media Review (Award Winning Quarterly Journal)
  • Campaigns, Candidates, Elections and PEG
  • Successfully Negotiating a Franchise Renewal
  • Community Media Resource Directory
  • Guide to Controversial Programming
  • Public Policy Update
  • Producer’s Handbook
  • Chapter Leadership Training Manual
  • Speaker’s Manual
  • “Creating an International and Domestic Communications Policy for the Public Interest,” The Next Communication Civilization, Ed. Haidemenakis, E. S.T.E.P.S. Foundation: 2000.
  • Article “Protecting Community Public Interest,” American Independent Video and Filmmaker (AIVF) Magazine.
  • Video Production: “Alliance for Community Media Forum on Media Concentration.” (Carried on DISH Network Satellite and over 250 access channels).
  • Article “Had It Not Been For The Village” selected for inclusion in two college textbooks: Invitations to Reading and Writing. Ed. O’Keefe, J. Prentice Hall, Inc: 2000; Writing and Learning Community. Ed. Thomsen, D. Kendall/Hunt Publishing Co: 2001. Entered into the Congressional Record by Senator Paul Simon: 1996.
  • Article “A Parent’s View of Parental Rights” selected for inclusion in Opposing Viewpoints: Child Welfare. Ed. Werkesser, C. Thompsen Gale: 1998.

Keynote Speaker and featured speaker/panelist, OURMedia III (NUESTROSMedia III, Barranquilla, Colombia); The Broadcasting Institute (Seoul, South Korea); 6th Olympiad of the Mind (Paris, France). National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA); Center for the New West Digital Divide Summit.

Her contributions in communications, municipal and nonprofit management have brought her local and national recognition. Her awards include:

Gold Circle Financial Management Award, American Society of Association Executives

Everett Goldberg Memorial Award, Baltimore Community Access Corporation

Hammer Award for Re-inventing Government, Vice-President Al Gore

Associations Advance America Award, American Society of Association Executives

Leadership Award, California State Senate

Friend of Access, Wisconsin Community Media Association

Community Programming Advocacy Award, Southeast Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors

Phi Kappa Phi Honors Society

Original Inductee into the DC Television Hall of Fame

Licensed Non-Profit Consultant, Standards for Excellence Institute®

Ms. Riedel holds a Graduate Degree from California State University Los Angeles and a Bachelor’s Degree from California State University Fresno.

 

TEAMING PARTNERS

 

Riedel Communications partners with some of the most talented, intelligent, capable people in their respective industries. Here are just some of our partners.

Creative: Video Production, Graphic Design, Marketing

Tommy Taylor, Jr., Taylor Creative

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Taylor Creative is a full service production company (LLC) founded in 2004 that provides

Tommy Taylor provides services in cinematography, photography, production, video editing, talent procurement, and sound management.

While we pride ourselves in our creative approach to the filming processes, we have built ourselves through our people. We are comprised of talented individuals form a diversity of backgrounds and walks of life. Each of our people provide a distinct competency to our filming approach.

 Our aim is to create films that help people. This may be in the form of educational videos to inspire minds, ad-campaigns/PSA’s that promote ranging forms of equality, or even a comedic video that simply bring joy and laughter to the audience.

Taylor Creative has produced several high profile and award winning ad campaigns,commercials, television shows, and web video projects.

We engage in every aspect of the production process, these include but are not limited to:

  • Concept Development
  • Script Writing
  • Storyboarding
  • Consultation
  • Talent Casting
  • Hair and Makeup Artist
  • Location Scouting
  •  Cinematography
  • Directing
  • Still Photography
  • Non-Linear Editing
  • Motion graphic development
  • Audio Engineering
  • Custom Music
    
    

    His client list includes:  Special Olympics DC, The YWCA, DCTV, iOpening Enterprises, The SAPAN Institute, American Community Television, New Mexico State Office of African American Affairs, Catholic University, EZ Driving School, Northern Virginia Doctors of Optometry, Africa’s Best

     

Reggie Bliss, RU Bliss

Reggie Bliss of RU Bliss has been creating logos, websites and interactive designs, brochures, photography, photo manipulation and now 3D modeling and animation since 2001.  A highly creative person who listens to the client and does everything he can to meet their needs.

His client list includes George Washington University, Stouffers, The Spy Museum, etc.wireless.com, tsp spices, Mario’s East Side Saloon, Hencken & Gaines (construction), Kann Partners (architecture).

Reggie loves helping his clients, spending time with his family and camping.

 

Tom Wilson, Group W. Communications, LLC

Tom Wilson, President of Group W. Communications, has conducted market research and analytics for dozens and dozens of municipal, nonprofit and commercial clients.  His bi-lingual phone survey capabilities make him in demand for clients large and small.

Tom is intuitive when it comes to client need and he doesn’t mind fielding any question you need an answer for.

Group W Communications’ founder and President, Tom Wilson, provides over 30 years’ experience in public opinion polling & survey research, communications & campaign management and strategic planning serving private & public Tom Headshotcorporations, government, community & political organizations, candidates and elected officials.

 

Mr. Wilson has conducted surveys and completed projects in many states and cities throughout the United States and with organizations ranging from Fortune 100 companies, major research universities, state wide political campaigns and some of the largest cities in the country to early stage technology companies, school boards and local cities and towns.  Early in his career, Mr. Wilson served as Aide to the Mayor of Tucson, Arizona, one of the fastest growing cities in America.  Prior to his involvement with the City, Mr. Wilson was Research Director and Public Affairs Account Executive for the largest full service advertising agency in Arizona.  Mr. Wilson has also served as an independent consultant to numerous political and public policy campaigns and issues organizations.

 

Before founding Group W Communications, Mr. Wilson was a partner in the communications and public affairs firm Lesher/Wilson Communications.  Prior to his involvement with LWC, he served as the Senior Vice President of the Greater Tucson Economic Council, the region’s premier business development organization.

Tom is intuitive when it comes to client need and he doesn’t mind fielding any question you need an answer for.

His client list includes (representative because it’s too long to list here):

Hillsborough County, Florida

Pima County, Arizona

Pima Community College

Santa Barbara County, California

City of San Jose, California

City of Tampa, Florida

Tucson Police Department

University of Arizona

Access Tucson

Arizona Center for Clinical Management

Tucson Community Foundation

Youth Alternatives

We Care – Youth Coalition

The Buske Group

Intergroup Healthcare Corporation

Seed Partners

Spiegel & McDiarmid

Varity Corporation

Richard D. Treich, Front Range Consulting, Inc.

Richard is the numbers guy, if there’s money out there to recouperate, he will find it.

Richard D. Treich brings over thirty years experience in utility and cable regulation to the franchise mangement process. Formerly dscn0001_edited-1Senior Vice President, Rate and Regulatory Matters at AT&T Broadband, Mr. Treich serves as FRC’s CEO. The firm is solely dedicated to assisting clients in the governmental telecommunications sector.

FRC believes that its governmental clients are best served by conducting a thorough and cost effective review of the potential issues. FRC is committed to ensuring municipal clients that the consulting activities are performed with the utmost integrity with regards to the recommendations and conclusions. FRC believes its consulting projects will stand the scrutiny by the cable operators, the FCC and/or the judicial system. Mr. Treich prior to joining AT&T had extensive experience in leading a large national consulting practice for an accounting firm and this experience has created a sound foundation for meeting and exceeding his clients expectations on both the resulting recommendations and the cost effectiveness of the engagement.

FRC can assist governmental entities with a variety of professional services in the telecommunications arena including:

· Financial Analyses surrounding Franchise Transfers and Renewals;

· Franchise Fee Reviews and Audits;

· FCC Rate Regulatory Filings (Forms 1205, 1210 and 1240);

· Effective Competition Filings;

· Customer Service Standards and Reviews; and

· Regulatory and Litigation Support.


Legal Counsel

Riedel Communications has worked with Walter & Haverfield, LLP (Cleveland); Moss & Barnett (Minneapolis); and Miller VanEaton (D.C.);  Bradley and Guzzetta (St. Paul) for cable franchise renewal assistance and community needs assessments.