2. May 2023

Prof. Dr. Günter Bentele

Günter Bentele is an emeritus professor of Public Relations at the Institute of Communication and Media Studies at the Leipzig University. Prior to earning his Ph.D. and habilitation at the Free University of Berlin (Freie Universität Berlin), he studied German literature, linguistics, communication and media studies and political science in Munich and Berlin. At the […]

Prof. Dr. Claudia Mast

Claudia Mast is Professor Emeritus for Communication and Journalism at the University of Stuttgart-Hohenheim. Her research projects concentrated on innovations in Corporate Communications, strategic communications and topic management, as well as business jounalism and Corporate Publishing. She was Senior Executive at Siemens AG in Munich and she published numerous textbooks on journalism, communication management and […]

26. April 2023

Dr. Christine Viertmann

Dr. Christine Viertmann is executive director of the Günter Thiele Foundation and of the Academic Society for Management & Communication. She studied Communication and Media Studies and French Literature at the Universities of Leipzig and Paris IV-Sorbonne. She was a research assistant and post-doc at the Chair of Strategic Communication as well as project manager […]

Karen Berger

Karen Berger is Managing Director and Head of Communications of the Academic Society for Management & Communications. Karen Berger studied communication and media, business administration and sociology at the Leipzig University and the University of Valencia, specializing in public relations and marketing. From 2007 to 2014 she worked for Siemens Corporate Communications in Munich and […]

Sünje Clausen

Sünje Clausen, M.Sc., is a research associate at the chair for Digital Communication and Transformation at the University of Duisburg-Essen. She studied Applied Cognitive and Media Science (B.Sc.) in Duisburg and Artificial Intelligence (M.Sc.) in Utrecht, the Netherlands. During her PhD she works on applying Data Science Methods to investigate social phenomena online.

Ute Lauermann

Ute Lauermann is foundation manager and team assistant at the Guenter-Thiele-Foundation and the Academic Society for Management & Communication. Since 2020 she is responsible for accounting, office management and customer relation management. She is a trained scientific librarian. However, she has spent most of her professional career working in different fields of specialized bookshops and […]

Dr. Christopher Ruppel

Dr. Christopher Ruppel is a research associate at the Department of Communication at the University of Vienna and a member of the Corporate Communication Research Group (CCom). He studied communication, economics and marketing at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz and holds a PhD in communication studies from the University of Vienna. One focus of […]

Lennart Rettler

Lennart Rettler is a research assistant and doctoral candidate, working at the department for strategic communication at the University of Münster. He studied Media Studies and ‘Politics, Economics and Society’ at the University Bochum and Strategic Communication at the University Münster. In the context of his doctorate, he is working on community management and questions […]

Julia Stranzl

Julia Stranzl is a research associate at the Department of Public Relations Research at the University of Vienna and a member of the Corporate Communication Research Group (CCom). Since January 2021, she has been involved in the research project “Virtual Collaboration”, in which she is jointly responsible for the conception and empirical implementation of the […]

Dr. Michelle Wloka

Dr. Michelle Wloka works at the Academic Society for Corporate Management & Communication as a communications manager. In addition, she has been involved in the research project “Communications Trend Radar” as a research associate since January 2023. She is responsible for the conception of the project as well as trend scouting for the areas of […]