Greg Vehr, Vice President for Governmental Relations and University Communications at the University of Cincinnati, will be leaving that position to join Vehr Communications, the integrated marketing and PR firm founded in 2007 by his brother. At Vehr Communications, Vehr will serve as a Consultant and Counselor supporting the company’s clients.
At the University of Cincinnati since 1999, Greg Vehr served for five presidents and two interim presidents. He was responsible for the development of the award-winning University of Cincinnati branding effort and he and his team also played a significant role in the renaming and communications associated with UC Health. He also established or renewed partnerships between UC and organizations such as the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, the City of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, and worked to develop the Uptown Consortium. Vehr supported the Office of the President and the UC Board of Trustees communicating operational and policy initiatives. Often the spokesperson for the University, Vehr represented UC in Columbus and Washington D.C. with legislators and other government leaders.
“I am proud of every moment spent in service to UC and its students, faculty and professional staff,” said Greg Vehr. “It has been a rewarding and remarkable professional and personal experience to be part of the team leading UC’s impressive and historic growth and renewed impact. While I will miss UC and my many friends there, I am excited for the next chapter and to work with my brother Nick and the incredible team at Vehr Communications.”
Vehr Communications is one of Cincinnati’s leading integrated marketing and PR firms. Nick Vehr said: “I am excited that Greg will be joining our company. His experiences in corporate communications, public affairs, marketing, branding, media relations, social media and crisis communications will benefit our existing and future clients. In addition, Greg will be a great role model and advisor to our growing team of professional communicators. I look forward to working closely with my brother as we continue to grow the business.”
In addition to his service at the University of Cincinnati, Vehr served in state government as the Chief of Staff to the Ohio Secretary of State and the Ohio Treasurer. Prior to that, he was Executive Director of the Hamilton County Republican Party and Republican Finance Committee and was the Director of Governmental and Public Relations for the Cincinnati Board of Realtors. In addition to facilitating UC’s campus-wide United Way/Community Shares and ArtsWave annual campaigns, Vehr was recently selected as the first-ever chairperson of The Dragonfly Foundation, an organization dedicated to serving the families of pediatric cancer patients.