“I know Steve Ruppe has my back 24/7. He is our public relations department. Steve understands and anticipates what reporters need, and helps the Los Angeles Mission tell its memorable and compelling story to the media. His support makes the process painless. At the Los Angeles Mission Thanksgiving street banquet I’m often amazed to see Hollywood’s top celebrities and scores of media telling our story in a smoothly running event. Steve Ruppe works seamlessly as a team member in our efforts to raise awareness of Skid Row homelessness and our programs.”Herb Smith, President, Los Angeles Mission
“Steve is a consummate professional who is great at developing a strategic communications plan to build public awareness of your organization. He is also very adept at helping an organization during a PR crisis. Perhaps his greatest strength is in his ability to train an organization’s leadership to be outstanding spokespeople for their cause.”Richard Felton, President and Founder, Matthew Five Sixteen
“I would like to highly recommend this hands-on workshop to anyone who would like to better interact with the public. At the Denver Rescue Mission we have put key staff through this training in the past and have founded it to be incredibly valuable. Being trained in how to speak with media in a crisis is, in my opinion, worth every penny of this workshop.”
Brad Meuli, President /CEO Denver Rescue Mission
“I’ve seen many of the media training programs out there – this is the most effective one I’ve been to…” Carlton Adams, Former Conoco PR Executive
“Steve Ruppe is brilliant in the face of a client’s crisis…. Steve makes an honest analysis of the situation, looks beyond the obvious and doesn’t stop at the first answer, probes all options, sees hidden problems and makes solid recommendations. I recommend Steve without hesitation.” Lori Burns, Former Senior Vice President, Russ Reid
“As Executive Directors, we face many challenging issues each day within our ministries. We tend to put off making decisions and spending dollars on Public Relations and Crisis Planning until we find ourselves in the middle of a crisis.Linda Bashford Vaughan, Executive Director, Union Mission Ministries, Norfolk, VA
“Steve Ruppe was there when our Mission experienced a crisis. He guided us through with support, suggestions and solutions.
Not only did he help us through the crisis, he also helped us to plan for the future so that we would be prepared and minimized the possible damage that could be inflicted on our testimony and our ministry. He provided training for our Board and Staff that was very beneficial and he was only a phone call away. His expertise and experience was invaluable.
I am so very thankful for the training, support and advice given to our Mission by Steve Ruppe through the years. He has been a great asset to our ministry.”