Rebecca Theim - Rebecca is an award-winning corporate executive, journalist and author. She has led communications efforts at corporate and nonprofit organizations as diverse as international papermaker UPM, Ameristar Casinos, SEIU and In those positions, she led large staffs to spearhead all communications including investor relations, employee communications, issues management & crisis communications, new media outreach and government relations.

As a journalist, she has covered high-profile political, economic and social issues for the Times-Picayune in New Orleans, the Sun Sentinel in Palm Beach, Florida and the Chicago Tribune. She began her career as a researcher for Crain’s Chicago Business and the Seattle-Post Intelligencer.  Her work has received numerous state and regional awards for print reporting. She authored the nationally award-winning book, Hell and High Water, focusing on the close of the Times-Picayune and the cataclysmic changes that followed including the ‘digital first’ business model of U.S. newspapers.

Rebecca is a double graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, Media and Integrated Marketing Communications. She also earned a graduate degree from The Ohio State University, where she was a fellow in the Kiplinger Mid-Career Program in Public Affairs Reporting. She lives with her family in the Washington, D.C. area.

She can be reached at