The Carlyle Group

“Chryssa Zizos is a highly competent, focused and driven businesswoman. She sweats the small stuff, which is why the big stuff turns out well.”

— Christopher W. Ullman, Director of Global Communications, The Carlyle Group

Discerning • Results Driven • Focused

Our clients deserve the best, and they are grateful for the services provided by Live Wire. In the end, we are happy to provide them with what they need.


“2012 marks the second year we have been working with Live Wire Media Relations. Chryssa Zizos and her team are CSC’s partner of choice for executive Media Training and Presentation Skills Training. We continue to work with Live Wire due to their outstanding customer service and consistent attitude of going the extra mile to help us be successful. They have a fresh approach to everything they do with our best interest in mind. They are a powerful agency that is extremely well connected with every public relations resource needed, and they know my business as well as I do.”

— Chris M. Grandis, Global Director Corporate Communications, CSC

Georgetown University – McDonough School of Business

“Chryssa Zizos is an expert professional in the field of public relations and journalism. She cares about her clients and earning maximum results for them. Chryssa’s character is of the highest integrity, and she well respected for her knowledge and guidance.”

– Chris Kormis Associate Dean and Chief Marketing Officer

Raytheon IIS

“Live Wire was truly an extended arm of Raytheon’s marketing team. Live Wire’s flexibility and client service are second to none, and I always felt like I was their number one client – these are “hard to find” skills in today’s communications environment. Live Wire was a trusted partner, and we valued them very much.” — Gay Beach, Raytheon IIS

Excelsior College

“Excelsior College has worked with Live Wire for the past year and just recently extended our contract for an additional two years. In this period, we have been impressed by the firm’s ability to provide access to a variety of national media, from newspapers to online journals. They have also guided us through the process of “messaging” and delivery. In addition to their amazing network of contacts, their staff has expended effort to better understand the College and its unique mission. Their interest in our work, and the objectives of our public outreach, is real. As a result, we have come to see them as members of our team and not as just hired help. Live Wire has been especially successful in getting the College’s leadership before media, government, foundation and think tank/policy decision makers. As a result, we have made progress in raising the visibility of the institution in the eyes of those who influence its operations, and whose good will is important to our reputation. Excelsior feels Live Wire’s commitment to helping us succeed.”

— Dr. John Ebersole, President, Excelsior College

Sport & Health Clubs

“Chryssa knows PR and isn’t afraid to give it to you straight. Her no-nonsense yet extremely personal approach to PR delivers results far exceeding expectations. Her strong leadership and unwavering dedication shows in her team and the relationships built with clients and media alike.”

— Nancy Terry, VP of Communications, Sport & Health Clubs

Bechtel Corp.

“I have worked with Chryssa Zizos and her firm Live Wire since 2006, and I have always found her to be professional, focused and committed to delivering outstanding results for her clients. Without a doubt she stands heads above most Public Relations professionals that I have encountered over the last 25 years.” — Charlene Wheeless, Principal Vice President, Bechtel Corp.