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U.S. Department of State Announces New York City Marketing and Reputation Strategist Davia Temin as Delegate to Greece

NEW YORK, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Davia Temin, founder and CEO of marketing, reputation, and media strategy company Temin and Company, has been tapped by the U.S. Department of State to serve as a Delegate in the Global Entrepreneurship Program's Entrepreneurship Delegation to Greece.  

In partnership with Greece, the U.S. Department of State's Global Entrepreneurship Program (GEP) and the U.S. Embassy in Athens will lead an Entrepreneurship Delegation to Greece on April 28-30th, 2014. The delegation will be led by GEP Director Caron De Mars, of the State Department's Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs. As Greece takes on the EU Presidency and faces unemployment challenges, the U.S. government would like to take concrete steps to encourage further entrepreneurship and economic growth of our important European ally.  

The U.S. Department of State has asked 11 prominent U.S. role-model entrepreneurs and investors, including Ms. Temin, to meet with senior Greek officials and the Greek private sector to discuss the key entrepreneurial opportunities and challenges for Greece. They will also meet one-on-one and with groups of local entrepreneurs to promote participation in key areas of entrepreneurship development, learn about one another's businesses, and establish lasting connections. These connections can add to the supply chain to benefit both U.S. and Greek businesses. 

"Entrepreneurship is one of the most powerful catalysts in recovering from the effects of the economic downturn, and has proven to be critical in returning to economic equilibrium – both in the U.S. and globally," says Ms. Temin. "It is not surprising that Greece is seeing a dramatic spike in the number of entrepreneurial start-ups. With the recession still ongoing, individuals are finding new and inventive ways to make a living, while offering innovative services and products poised to transform the Greek marketplace and economy."

Founder and CEO of Temin and Company, a boutique management consultancy focused on crisis and reputation management, marketing and media strategy, and high-level leadership coaching, Ms. Temin will bring first-hand leadership and entrepreneurial experience, as well as insight gained through her consulting practice, to entrepreneurs in Greece. She started Temin and Company in the middle of a successful corporate career – finding herself driven to explore an independent, entrepreneurial venture. In her practice, Ms. Temin coaches CEOs, nonprofits, and businesses at the highest levels – on leadership issues, branding, risk and crisis management, and digital visibility.

Ms. Temin will co-lead a panel on marketing and public relations.

"Whenever one starts a new venture, the right kind of marketing is essential," she states. "But the wrong kind of marketing just wastes time, energy and money. I've spent my career learning how to effectively and efficiently help businesses grow, raise their visibility, and develop their reputation as the go-to expert in their fields. I am honored – and cannot wait – to share whatever experience I have gained with entrepreneurs in Greece."

This will be Ms. Temin's first time representing the United States on behalf of the U.S. Department of State.

About Davia Temin
In addition to her role as CEO of Temin and Company, Davia Temin writes a column for Forbes.com entitled "Reputation Matters" covering crisis, resilience, reputation, marketing and branding strategy, social media, women's leadership, and corporate governance. For the past two years, Ms. Temin has been named one of the "Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior" by Trust Across Americas – for "an extensive and positive contribution to building trust in business." She also serves as the First Vice Chair of the Board of Girl Scouts of the USA, is a member of the Board of Managers of Swarthmore College, Chair of the Board of Video Volunteers, on the advisory boards of the Knight-Bagehot Fellowship at Columbia Journalism School, ProPublica, and WomenCorporateDirectors, as well as on Harvard Kennedy School Women's Leadership Board. She has written "Rebuilding Trust in the Financial Markets," a chapter in the just-published book Trust, Inc., and is currently writing a book on crisis management. She can be found on Twitter at @DaviaTemin.

About Temin and Company
Temin and Company Incorporated creates, enhances, and saves reputations. Temin also markets by leveraging the expertise, ideas and insight of its clients to produce differentiated intellectual capital and content.

The firm helps corporations, professional services firms, and other institutions define and strengthen their public image – and their bottom line – through strategic marketing; branding; media relations; thought leadership; social media; speaker, media and leadership coaching; financial communications; and crisis and reputation management. Strategists, coaches, writers, and social media experts are available "25/8" to ensure that every crisis is addressed, and every opportunity leveraged.

Visit our corporate website www.teminandcompany.com, Facebook www.facebook.com/TeminandCo, LinkedIn www.linkedin.com/company/temin-and-company, and Twitter @TeminAndCo.

For more information, please contact Temin and Company at 212-588-8788 or news@temin.co.

About The State Department's Global Entrepreneurship Program
The Global Entrepreneurship Program (GEP) is a U.S. State Department-led effort to promote and spur entrepreneurship by catalyzing and coordinating private sector and U.S. Government programs to support entrepreneurs around the world. It benefits Americans by developing new markets for U.S. goods and services abroad, diversifying the U.S. supply chain to a greater number of countries, encourages direct foreign investment into the United States, and creates a more stable world by bolstering global economic prosperity.

GEP supports establishing integrated entrepreneurial ecosystem by focusing on seven key areas of entrepreneurial development: 1) identifying opportunities, 2) training aspiring entrepreneurs, 3) connecting and sustaining them, 4) assisting with access to funding, 5) enabling policy decisions, 6) facilitating market access, and 7) celebrating entrepreneurial successes.

Since 2010, GEP has led entrepreneurship delegations to Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, Indonesia, Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria and Turkey.

For more information about U.S. Department of State's Global Entrepreneurship Program, please contact Caron De Mars, demarsce1@state.gov.

SOURCE Temin and Company, Inc.

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