Public relations, public affairs & crisis

Lissa Druss Christman

Lissa Druss Christman, of LDC Communications, Inc., is a strategic partner of Serafin & Associates. Christman works with clients in crisis communications, public affairs, corporate communications, intern/eternal communications strategy, video production, social media, media relations/training, sports communications and grassroots outreach. She is known to help her clients increase awareness, develop strategic ideas and seamlessly executes plans; in addition, is known to react quickly and work tirelessly at any time, day or night, to protect and enhance her clients’ reputation.

LDC Communications, Inc. is a certified Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) by Women’s Business Enterprise National Council; is a certified WBE with Cook County and is a certified Disadvantage Business Enterprise by PACE-Illinois Unified Certification Program.

Spending 21 years in broadcasting as a nine-time Emmy award-winning news and sports television producer, Christman spent more than 13 years with CBS television both in Chicago and Los Angeles and most recently was the executive producer at Comcast SportsNet Chicago, winning the 2009 Chicago Journalism Award in Sports.

Christman was the senior sports producer at WBBM-TV/CBS. During that time, she produced two weekly shows for the Chicago Bears that aired on WBBM-TV. She also coordinated the entire sports department under the direction of the late Tim Weigel and then Mike Adamle.

Other accomplishments include covering six Chicago Bulls championships, obtaining exclusive interviews with Sammy Sosa during his MLB record-setting home run years and traveling extensively for CBS covering the Super Bowl, baseball playoffs and philanthropic endeavors such as the 2002 Heartland Aids Ride with Adamle.

Christman has written and produced for news, entertainment and sports. During the 1990s, she covered headline stories including the Persian Gulf War, the Oklahoma City bombing and the O.J. Simpson murder trial. In addition to her experience in broadcast and communications, Christman is also one of the original principals of Making History, Ltd., where she teamed with Joe Terry and Steve Baskerville to form a Chicago-based video production company in 2000. She also served as a media consultant for the U.S. Department of Justice in San Salvador, El Salvador.

Christman has worked in sports marketing and communications in Chicago and Denver. She was a senior consultant with Hill & Knowlton in Chicago and with Corporate Advocates in Denver.

Christman currently sits on the executive committee of Bears Care, the charitable arm of the Chicago Bears and is an advisor to The Jarrett Payton Foundation. She is a member of the National Italian American Foundation, a contributor to the Italian magazine Fra Noi and served as an adjunct professor at DePaul University in the Communications department.


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