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Merrick Engages Series

Join Murray Dalziel, dean of the Merrick School of Business as he talks with Robert Weinhold, chief executive of the Fallston Group—a Baltimore-based reputation firm—as he brings insights into the basic truisms that many leaders' strengths and shortcomings are magnified during the most difficult times.

Event Details

Robert WeinholdA conversation with Robert Weinhold, alumnus and author of “The Art of Crisis Leadership.”

Date: Mar. 6, 2018
Time: 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Student Center 5th Floor
R.S.V.P.: UB Events Calendar

  • More About the Conversation

    Murray Dalziel, dean of the Merrick School of Business, will explore "The Art of Crisis Leadership" with Robert Weinhold and lessons learned about saving time, money, customers and careers.

  • About the Speaker

    Robert Weinhold, Chief Executive of the Fallston Group

    After several decades of private and public sector leadership service, Rob Weinhold continued his career mission of helping organizations during critical times by launching Fallston Group ( in 2009. Fallston Group is a Baltimore-based firm designed to build, strengthen and defend reputations each and every day. Throughout his distinguished career, Rob has worked on the core executive leadership team at all three levels of government and privately on Cal Ripken Jr.’s core executive team in Baltimore, Maryland where he oversaw all aspects of Cal’s core business. It was in this role that Rob was responsible for sales, public relations and marketing, business development, sponsorships, customer experience, design/build and operations.

    During his public service career, Rob most notably served in a sworn capacity for the Baltimore Police Department and was ultimately promoted to Public Affairs Director. He also served as Chief of Staff for the United States Department of Justice and senior executive within Maryland’s Governor’s Office. While in these roles, Rob also served as chief spokesperson for the entities he represented; he has conducted thousands of media interviews and is thought of as an expert communications strategist. He has provided formal media training to countless executives and spokespeople.

    Rob maintains extensive experience in the areas of executive leadership, organizational strategy, crisis management and communications, marketing, business management and operations. His clients often refer to Rob as their CRO—Chief Reputation Officer—as he operates at the critical intersection of leadership, strategy and communications. Rob has been routinely recognized for his unique ability to lead by creating vision and building consensus across diverse stakeholder bases, even during the most sensitive of times. This skill-set has allowed him to grow and develop brands while creating heightened levels of awareness for both individuals and organizations while advancing their business goals. He is routinely called upon by members of the national and local news media to provide perspective on crisis leadership, public safety and communications.

    Rob has provided business and leadership guidance to corporate executives, high-profile professional athletes, the U.S. Attorney General, White House domestic policy staff, U.S. Congresspersons, state governors, public safety experts and other high-ranking public service officials. Rob earned his graduate degree (MSM) from The Johns Hopkins University and undergraduate degree in business administration from the University of Baltimore. He is nationally published and has trained and lectured in a variety of professional and academic settings on the topics of crisis leadership, communications, media relations, and public safety and security.

  • What is the Merrick Engages Series?

    Merrick Engages is a series that takes a close look at contemporary business topics through the lenses of successful business leaders. Each business leader sits down with Murray Dalziel, dean of the Merrick School of Business, and they engage in a conversation that aims to better inform us, and provide a new perspective into the business world. Each dialog delves into topics pertaining to careers, business transformation and life lessons-learned.