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Weiss Hired as Public Relations Consultant
  MAY 2008 -- The National Grange is pleased to announce the hiring of Richard Weiss as a Public Relations Consultant for the Communications Department.

Dick was Chief Operating Officer of the National Grange from January 2002 to May 2007. For seven years prior to that, he was sole proprietor of The Weiss Consultancy, an issue management and communications firm. The Grange was a communications client from 1999 to 2002. Weiss was Senior Vice President for Public Relations from 1990 to 1995 at the National Dairy Board, the dairy industry’s educational and promotional check-off program. From 1980 to 1990 he was Director of Public Relations for the National Paint and Coatings Association, the paint manufacturers’ trade association.

Weiss has held marketing positions with consumer products companies such as the Keebler Company, Abbott Laboratories Consumer Products Division and the Alberto-Culver Company. He lived and worked in the Caribbean and South America for seven years.

Weiss is a graduate of Dartmouth College with a bachelor’s degree in Spanish language and literature and an MBA from Dartmouth’s Amos Tuck School of Business Administration.

He has two daughters and six grandchildren.

Weiss commented on his hiring. “I look forward to working with the Grange again as a consultant. I feel I can continue to help the organization achieve its goals.”

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