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Legislative Biography -- 73rd (2005) Session

VALERIE WIENER
Democrat
Clark County Senatorial
District No. 3
Positioning Strategist, Author,
Publisher, Consultant, Speaker
E-mail:  vwiener@sen.state.nv.us



Born: 1948 – Las Vegas, Nevada.
Educated: Las Vegas High School; University of Missouri, Columbia, B.J., M.A., Journalism; University of Illinois, Springfield, M.A., Contemporary Literature; University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law.
Hobbies/Special Interests: Community service, writing, reading, physical fitness training and competition.


Legislative Service:
Nevada Senate, 1997-2005—five special and five regular sessions.


Affiliations:
Board, Public Education Foundation; Board, Better Business Bureau; Technical Advisory Committee, WestCare/Nevada; Southern Nevada Gang Task Force; Media Relations Instructor, Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce Leadership Las Vegas Program.


Personal and Professional Achievements:
President/CEO, Wiener Communications Group; President/CEO, PowerMark Publishing. Author: Power Communications: Positioning Yourself for High Visibility; Gang Free: Friendship Choices for Today’s Youth; The Nesting Syndrome: Grown Children Living at Home; Power Positioning: Advancing Yourself as THE Expert; and Winning the War Against Youth Gangs. Author, PowerMaster HandBooks (seven national and international awards for first four handbooks in series), 2000, 2005. Outstanding Achievement Award (three nations competing), National Federation of Press Women, 1991; Media Advocate/Nevada, Small Business Administration, 1992; Distinguished Leadership Award, National Association for Community Leadership, 1993; Outstanding Woman Advocate for Education, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2000; more than 157 state, national, and international communications awards since 1990; Nevada Senior Olympics Gold Medalist in both Fitness and Weightlifting, 1998-2003; named Distinguished Senior Athlete, Nevada Senior Olympics, 2000; Nevada Senior Olympics Gold Medalist in Swimming, 2002-2003. Honored as one of 27 national “Healthy School Heroes” at Healthy Schools Summit in Washington, D.C., 2002 (only Legislator in U.S. so recognized). Healthcare Policy Hero, Southern Nevada Area Health Education Center, 2003.



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