Chief executive officer, Morningstar Communications
Eric Morgenstern provides persuasive presentation coaching and training, strategic communications consulting, and executive counsel to executives and C-level leaders throughout the region.
Eric is a frequent speaker and recognized thought leader who helps leaders CLARIFY their message, CONNECT with the people who matter most, and CHANGE attitudes and behaviors.
He began his career in client management at Brewer Advertising, the Y&R office in KC. He also spent several years serving as a national spokesperson for Hallmark Cards as manager of public information in the early 1980s. He was President and COO of Boasberg Valentine Radford, prior to founding Morningstar Communications in 1997.
Eric evolved the agency into a consultancy in early 2018 and now provides all client services directly.
He currently serves on the board of Turn The Page KC, as well as the Advisory board for the KU Journalism School IMC Master’s program and KU J-School Generations. He previously served on the board of The KC Chamber and has led communications for KC Rising.
Eric has been recognized by peers locally and nationally with numerous lifetime achievement awards including the PR Professional of the Year and Fellow distinctions from PRSA, and Entrepreneur of the Year and Arthur Lowell Lifetime Achievement awards from KC/IABC. Eric received a B.S. degree in Journalism from The University of Kansas.
Eric enjoys spending time with his wife and adult children, growing flowers and playing bass guitar in a rock-and-roll band.