Bob Oltmanns is the President of OPR Group, LLC, an independent public relations consultancy based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Bob is a veteran of the public relations profession, and has spent most of his career as a counselor and communications advisor to major corporations.
His unique background is a combination of technical training and nearly 20 years of professional public relations experience. This rare blend of talents provides OPR Group clients with public relations counseling grounded with an understanding and working knowledge of technology and technical issues.
Prior to founding OPR Group, Mr. Oltmanns was the president of one of Pennsylvania’s leading independent public relations firms.
Bob began his career in public information with the U.S. Department of Energy’s fossil energy research program, and later served as a public information specialist with Science Applications International Corporation. Throughout his career, Bob has developed and implemented award-winning public relations programs for dozens of clients in the fields of technology, manufacturing, energy and environment, healthcare, economic development, and numerous other markets. Additionally, he’s been a counselor on a variety of environmental public relations issues for clients in the chemical, nuclear, forest products, electric power, and transportation industries, to name a few.
He holds degrees from Montclair State College in New Jersey and the University of Pittsburgh’s Graduate School of Engineering. Bob is an accredited member of the Public Relations Society of America, its prestigious College of Fellows and the PRSA Counselor’s Academy. He also served as president of PRSA’s Pittsburgh Chapter in 1996, as well as its board of directors and executive committee from 1990-96. He also is a member of the executive committee of IPREX, an international partnership of the world’s leading independent public relations firms.
Bob has also been an adjunct professor of public relations at LaRoche College, Carnegie Mellon University and Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, and has lectured at several Western Pennsylvania colleges and universities, as well as many national industry conferences. He’s also written numerous articles on environmental public relations for various industry publications.