Founder & CEO
Rothenberg Communication LLC
Craig Rothenberg is an unusually accomplished Communication executive with more than three decades of professional experience. He is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Rothenberg Communication LLC, a strategic consultancy that provides communication and leadership counsel to both small and large organizations. He also is an adjunct professor in the Public Relations and Corporate Communication program at New York University, where he teaches graduate-level courses in Strategic and Organizational Communications.
For more than 20 years, Craig worked at Johnson & Johnson, the global healthcare leader and one of the world’s most respected companies. Among his many roles at J&J, Craig led Global Pharmaceutical Communication and Global Employee and Executive Communication, providing strategic counsel and communication support to Alex Gorsky, Chairman and CEO, and a number of other senior company executives, ensuring the strategic priorities of the Executive Committee were driven out across a global workforce of 130,000 employees.
Craig developed and led a Storytelling Training curriculum for J&J’s senior-most leaders, an effort heralded by many company executives. He also was the driving force behind the development and launch of ACCEL-- The Academy for Communication Excellence and Leadership – a first-of-its-kind professional development program for the company’s Communication professionals.
Following J&J, Craig briefly served as Chief Communication Officer at Turing Pharmaceuticals, where he had responsibility for all internal and external communications for the company, including leading external positioning and stakeholder programs.
Craig has a strong track record of leading high performing teams and developing individuals to assume significant leadership and management roles.
Prior to Johnson & Johnson, Craig started the Public Relations Department at Organon Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Organon NV of The Netherlands, where he was Director of Public and Professional Affairs. Before joining Organon, Craig was a Vice President in the Healthcare Unit at Burson-Marsteller.
Craig is a member of The Wisemen, the Board of Trustees of the PRSA Foundation and the Advisory Board of Corporate Communications International. He also is a member of the Board of Directors of the William Paterson University Foundation. He and his wife Diane, a former public relations executive, have two children and reside in New Jersey.