Our associates are accountable for each aspect of every client’s project they undertake, start-up through completion.
They develop successful programs then execute and evaluate them. They meet clients at initial briefings, present recommendations and serve as points of contact for day-to-day counsel. They work with the media, plan special events, research and write materials.
While we hire professionals with varied experiences and talents, each demonstrates proficiency in the basic skills of public relations – persuasive writing, creative problem-solving and solid news judgment. From this talent base, we form agency service teams for each program, based in every case on client needs and objectives.
Tracey Weinberg, along with business partner Gregory Harris, has successfully led Weinberg Harris & Associates from a small Baltimore-based marketing and public relations company, to an agency known for its successes on a regional and national level. Under Tracey’s direction, the firm has built a strong reputation for excellent client service and a strong company culture focused on success and teamwork. She also has led Weinberg Harris’ branding and corporate reputation management initiatives, crisis communications, communication audits, new product launches, community relations programs and equestrian marketing and sponsorship management programs. During her more than 25-year career, she has handled communication and reputation issues involving maritime disasters, corporate bankruptcy and merger/acquisition transactions, and corporate and public sector professional images issues; developed and implemented community affairs and educational programs for Fortune 500 companies; and successfully rolled-out consumer products in the automotive, retail and business industries. An avid equestrian competitor at the national level, Tracey is actively involved in equestrian sports marketing, sponsorship cultivation and management. She is a Life Founding Member and Board of Director of the nation’s governing equestrian organization, the United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA), Chairperson of USHJA’s “Building For Growth” Capital Campaign, United States Equestrian Federation (USEF), Chairperson, Marketing Committee, and Chairperson of USHJA’s Amateur Committee and Owner’s Task Force.
Why Tracey loves PR... "It assists me personally, and for the firm, on the 'pulse' of the evolution of our ever-changing environment."
Things no one knows about Tracey... "In a professional genre of public awareness and interaction, I prefer to be in a quiet and confidential environment amongst my most revered compatriots -- four legged creatures -- my horses!"
If Tracey wasn't in PR, she would... "Strive to be an equestrian Show Jumping Olympian coupled with a Sports Agent representing nationally diverse sporting athletes."
With more than 27 years of experience in public relations, marketing and communications, Mr. Harris offers extensive local, national and international account management and service expertise. He is responsible for developing national marketing and communications programs for clients such as The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Inner Harbor, Baltimore; General Growth Properties; Annapolis Boat Shows; ShopRite Grocery Stores; The Dyslexia Tutoring Program; The Bozzuto Group; Med Star Franklin Square Medical Center among other clients. In recent years, Mr. Harris oversaw strategic guidance and support for the American Craft Council, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum 150th Anniversary Celebration, and Zurich Financial Enterprises. Mr. Harris led the teams that won the PRSA Silver Anvil Award for The Baltimore Sun’s 150th anniversary and the Maryland PRSA Special Events and Celebrations Awards for the U.S. Women’s Open and the National Figure Skating Championships. He is also a board member of the Maryland Corporate Council and a member of the Public Relations Society of America.
Why Greg loves PR... "I love PR because I thrive on solving problems creatively. It is extremely rewarding to identify an issue, brainstorm on ways to solve it and then put that strategy in motion."
Things no one knows about Greg... "I once played Jesus in my high school production of Godspell. Even Jesus hasn't forgiven me for that one."
If Greg wasn't in PR, he would... "Be the US Ambassador to France...now that's a good gig!"
Senior Account Manager
As a Senior Account Manager, Nicole Halsey brings public relations and marketing experience in the retail/consumer, international, education, nonprofit, state, real estate and healthcare industries to Weinberg Harris & Associates. Ms. Halsey is responsible for the strategic campaign development and management for clients such as The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Inner Harbor, Baltimore; ShopRite of Maryland; Cirque du Soliel’s traveling shows to Baltimore; and General Growth Properties and their shopping malls throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. She offers expertise in media relations, special event coordination, sponsorship development, media buying and planning, crisis and reputation management, promotions and guerilla marketing. Ms. Halsey oversaw the strategic planning and implementation of public relations and marketing campaigns for the Port of Baltimore Tricentennial Committee, Winthrop Management, Ricoh Corporation of America, Gifts in Kind International, DataPoint, The Washington International Horse Show, Ports America, Shawan Downs, and the American Craft Council. Prior to joining Weinberg Harris & Associates, Ms. Halsey worked at Warschawski PR and Eisner Petrou & Associates, creating and implementing award-winning campaigns for clients such as Under Armour, Sylvan Learning Centers, Maryland Lottery, Wartsila North America and 180s. Ms. Halsey currently sits on the board of directors for York College of Pennsylvania Alumni Association Chesapeake Chapter, and was a previous board member for KIPP Baltimore. She is a member of the Public Relations Society of America. In 2002, Ms. Halsey received recognition through the Public Relations Society of America as the New Professional of Year, a prestigious award honoring her commitment to the industry.
Why Nicole loves PR... "I love PR because the most rewarding days are when a client is happy with the media coverage I garnered; the event I orchestrated; the sponsor partnership I created or the strategic plan I implemented for them."
Things no one knows about Nicole... "I almost got run over by “a” boss when I was pregnant. Don't worry, Greg, my foot that you did run over healed well and my daughter was born safely!!"
If Nicole wasn't in PR, she would... "I would follow in my mother's footsteps and be an elementary education teacher (but only if I could have a special dose of patience for a classroom filled with energetic 5 year olds) or a Pinterest junkie making crafts with my kiddos all day!"
Vice President of Client Services and Internship Coordinator
Kate is currently responsible for long term planning and strategy, as well as leading the client relationship, for several of the agency’s top-tier accounts, including Bozzuto, Mission 14 and the 6 Summits Challenge, War Horse, Roland Park Place, General Growth Properties and their shopping centers throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, including Christiana Mall, The Mall in Columbia, Mondawmin Mall, Towson Town Center, and White Marsh Mall.
Her work with previous clients includes an exciting mix of industries, such as healthcare (Donate Life Maryland, MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center), food and beverage (ShopRite of Maryland, The Spitfire Grille), retail (Harborplace and The Gallery, The Shoppes at Buckland Hills, and Brass Mill Center), real estate (The Ritz-Carlton Residences in Baltimore, The Bob Lucido Team), and entertainment (Cirque du Soleil arena and tent shows Totem, Quidam, Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour, Dralion, Varekai, and Toruk.)
Kate is pleased to serve as Internship Coordinator for WHA, providing academic support and leadership direction to ensure personal and professional success for all student assistants.
Kate joined WHA after graduating from Towson University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communication, specializing in Public Relations and Integrated Communication. During her time at Towson University, Kate served as a chapter member of the Public Relations Student Society of America. She is currently a member of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) and the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC).
Why Kate loves PR... "Our industry is always changing, and keeping up with evolving language and environments is exciting. I love news and pop culture, so staying current on hot topics and trends allows me to craft robust media pitches. I also love that PR allows me to use skills that I am good at: I'm a social person who loves to organize and plan. I can't think of a more satisfying field in which to work!"
Things no one knows about Kate... "I'm a pretty open book, but most people would not know that I have used only one style of pen for the past ten years. I'm a little obsessive about it and won't write with any other kind."
If Kate wasn't in PR, she would... "Work in the fashion/beauty business or in another creative field like visual arts or graphic design. Or...move to Vermont and make cheese and own lots of cats."
Director; Media Relations & Social Media
Following an 11-year career in broadcasting, commercial marketing and production, Roger joined Weinberg Harris in August, 2011. His experience in journalism, media publicity and extensive use of social media as a communication tool is now being utilized to coordinate the public relations efforts of General Growth Properties (GGP) as they continue to expand their consumer base. He is also responsible for day-to-day account service for Ocean Gate and Footing First. Prior to joining Weinberg Harris, Roger worked as a morning News Anchor and writer for WPMT/FOX43 in York, PA. Prior to FOX, Roger served as station manager, commercial producer, reporter and host for the RSN Resort TV affiliate in Breckenridge, CO. While in Colorado, Roger also served as a freelance reporter for CNN Headline News' "Outdoor Update", and producer of RSN's coverage of the Winter X Games in Aspen. A life-long skier, he started his career in Sun Valley, ID as a reporter and producer for KSVT TV13. Roger continues in broadcasting as a freelance reporter for the nationally televised automotive series "Motorweek", broadcast on PBS and Discovery HD Theatre, allowing him to pursue his passion for automobiles.
Why Roger loves PR... "I'm completely addicted to the rush of getting my clients massive media exposure and exceeding their expectations."
Things no one knows about Roger... "I was in a Glee style singing group in High School and used to act in TV commercials."
If Roger wasn't in PR, he would... "Be a chef in a ski town."