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Biography 

Ian Lipner is an award-winning communicator known for instilling trust in innovation. Counted upon for practice innovation and pragmatic futurism, he counsels both global leaders and new disruptors through periods of rapid change. Ian brings senior leadership experience to client and agency teams, helping enunciate differentiation and demonstrate authenticity.

Mr. Lipner’s career spans more than twenty years of communications roles, driving strategic media programs and creating digital platforms for member-driven associations, industry trade groups and global corporations. The thought leadership platforms his teams develop have propelled brands and their leaders from niche players to cable news regulars, and his spokesperson preparation work has readied dozens of C-level executives for success in high stakes communications.

Experience 

Before joining LEVICK, Mr. Lipner founded and led the Washington, DC office for a global communications agency.  Over a thirteen-year tenure, he was instrumental in pioneering the firm’s first social media management services, developing and deploying industry-first global measurement methodologies and launching the agency’s dedicated global research function.  He also acted as agency lead for dozens of global communications campaigns, helming teams for many of the agency’s top clients in Internet infrastructure, data management, AI and cybersecurity.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Lipner led technology accounts for a highly regarded Mid-Atlantic agency and prior, served as head of public relations and spokesperson for the nation’s first veteran’s group. Mr. Lipner earned a Psychology degree from University of Illinois.

Education 
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology
University of Illinois

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