Weisz recently retired from Motorola Solutions where he led Motorola’s Law Enforcement and Homeland Security Alliance efforts. In this role, he directed Motorola’s partnerships with customer trade associations and oversaw all law enforcement marketing. In that capacity, he was responsible for educating public safety agencies on technology trends in the industry and how solutions will benefit them in many aspects.
He also played a key role for government relations activity that impacted public safety such as efforts to obtain more spectrum and funding. Weisz spent much of his 34-year career in various leadership positions in marketing and has shared his experiences at association conferences through seminars and presentations. He is an ardent supporter and promoter of the value of private/public partnerships, which drives him to share best practices in a variety of ways. For example, recent talks at the Northwestern University Center for Public Safety covered: Marketing Your Agency- “You’ve Polished Your Badge, Now Let It Shine” and “Managing Change Through Leadership”. He also has a regular column in Sheriff magazine highlighting strategies to enhance the Sheriff’s Office.
He was instrumental in developing Motorola’s major partnership with the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) and their current effort to build the National Law Enforcement Museum. He served on NLEOMF’s Board of Directors, serves on their Museum Leadership Council, and sits on the Concerns of Police Survivors (COPS) Advisory Council. In addition, Weisz is a member of several law enforcement associations and serves on various committees within these organizations. As a member of the IACP’s SafeShield committee, he works closely with law enforcement leaders from across the country working to decrease officer injuries and deaths.
Weisz began his career at Motorola in 1979 in the Public Relations department for the Communications Sector. In 1984, Weisz was promoted to head the department with responsibility for directing worldwide public relations efforts. He later spent three years in a strategic sales management role in the Sector’s Government Markets Division before developing the corporation’s first dedicated sports marketing function in 1991.
In this regard, Weisz was a pioneer in Motorola developing a new discipline and bringing it to a high level to support key marketing initiatives. Weisz has been involved in all aspects of sports and event marketing as well as most marketing communications functions. Programs developed and implemented include Motorola’s sponsorship of the NFL, Olympic Games, PGA, Indy Car, and America’s Cup, as well as many local events.
Weisz is very active in his community. He is a volunteer for Illinois Special Olympics and serves on their marketing advisory council, is a founding member of the South Lake County Community Emergency Response Team, and is a lifetime member of the National Ski Patrol.