Helen Vollmer (Houston, TX), former president of Edelman Southwest, where she was responsible for business operations and provides strategic counsel and public engagement direction to clients headquartered or doing business in Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arkansas, Kansas and Louisiana.
Helen personally has represented clients across a wide spectrum of sectors, including those in technology, telecom, energy, government, healthcare, professional services and education. She has deep expertise in branding, public advocacy, thought leadership and reputation management.
Hallmark accounts on which Helen has left a strategic input include Texas Instruments, Texas Economic Development and Tourism, Sabre Holdings, American Air Liquide, Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, Denny’s, Travelocity, Whole Foods Market, Houston-Galveston Area Council, and the University of Texas System.
Prior to the Edelman 2010 acquisition of Vollmer Public Relations, Helen founded and led the firm bearing her name to become the largest independent public relations firm based in the Southwest.
Previously, Helen was vice president, manager of client relations for Bozell & Jacobs Public Relations (now Weber Shandwick). She also worked for the national public relations firm Ruder & Finn on a variety of national and regional accounts.
Helen is an accredited member of the Public Relations Society of America and a member of that group’s Counselor’s Academy. She is also a past board member of the Council of Public Relations Firms.
Fluent in Spanish, she holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a master’s degree in radio/television/film from the University of Texas at Austin, where she has acted as an Assistant Adjunct Professor in The College of Communication.