Chryssa Zizos
Chryssa ZizosPresident and Chief Executive Officer
From Benghazi to business strategy, from cybersecurity to psychiatric counseling, Chryssa Zizos has counseled clients on a broad range of critical public relations issues and has emerged as the go-to source on how the 2016 U.S. presidential candidates are using the media and social platforms to persuade and influence the public. Her clients reach to the highest levels of business and government.
Jeff Goldberg
Jeff GoldbergVice President
Jeff Goldberg joins our team after an extensive career as a television news reporter. He most recently spent 5 years as Northern Virginia Bureau Chief for WJLA-TV (ABC7 News).
Goldberg brings 20 years of media experience to Live Wire. He specializes in understanding the fast-paced, deadline driven world of media and how to best position clients to take advantage of the changing media landscape.

At the core of our clients’ success is the talent of our people. Live Wire has created a collaborative environment of talented specialists each of whom are dedicated to the industry. Client commitment, personal growth, and industry challenges drive our team. Our collective experience in PR, journalism and marketing has helped us proficiently achieve aggressive communications goals for clients in a vast array of industries. At Live Wire we strive tirelessly to meet your goals. We all share the belief that together, as a boutique firm, we can combine and concentrate our abilities to provide the best, focused client service in the industry.

Our Valuable Team Members

Mollie Wagoner
Mollie WagonerSenior Account Manager
At Live Wire Media Relations, LLC, Mollie Wagoner is a senior account manager whose responsibilities range from strategic campaign development and proactive media relations to facilitating presentation and media training. Wagoner has worked with numerous clients, including The Carlyle Group, FINRA, Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, Chevy Chase Trust, and Olympic soccer player Briana Scurry.
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Thomas Philibin
Thomas PhilibinMedia Coach
Scott W. BergMedia Coach
Scott W. Berg is an author, journalist, and professor of nonfiction writing at George Mason University. He has published two books of narrative history — Grand Avenues: The Story of Pierre Charles L’Enfant, the French Visionary Who Designed Washington, D.C., and 38 Nooses: Lincoln, Little Crow, and the Beginning of the Frontier’s End — and is now at work on a third, about the aftermath of the Great Chicago Fire.
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Corrine Zappia GormontMedia Coach
Corrine Zappia Gormont is a strategic communications and marketing executive as well as a freelance writer with more than 25-years’ experience “giving voice to vision,” as she likes to say. Her expertise is crafting compelling communications and marketing campaigns to educate, persuade and delight customers and consumers and achieve specific and measurable goals.
Nick EghtessadMedia Coach
Michael GipsMedia Coach
Over the last decade, Michael Gips has conducted hundreds of media training sessions with Live Wire Media Relations, serving as both a broadcast and print journalist. He has trained executives from a wide range of industries and disciplines, including higher education, aerospace, finance, high-tech/Internet, not-for-profit, publishing/media, government, architecture, and healthcare.
PJ LeppMedia Coach
Steve OrrMedia Coach
Steve Orr joined Live Wire Media Relations in 2016 after an award-winning, three-decade broadcasting career. At Live Wire, Steve has served primarily as a broadcast journalist, helping conduct media training sessions with a variety of clients, including financial executives, educators, and professional sports figures.