Why vellaINC

Our crisis management and crisis communication expertise is broad and deep.


With more than 25 years of crisis management, the extent of our experience is unparalleled in the region and we have helped all types of organizations prepare for and respond to local and national crisis situations. 


Why vellaINC

Good PR is built upon the truth—not spin.


We carefully navigate the fine line that speaks the truth and protects the organization from liability through close coordination with legal counsel.


We are quick to action, thorough, and resourceful, helping companies develop and maintain a strategic approach to their communication.

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About vellaINC

Chuck Vella | president

937.603.5795 | cvella@vellainc.com

Chuck Vella is the president and owner of vellaINC. Prior to that, he was Senior Vice President and a shareholder with Edward Howard, a state-wide, employee-owned public relations firm.

In his roles with Edward Howard and vellaINC, Vella and his associates help clients manage complex communications challenges often associated with external changes in markets, industries, and changes in customers’ and stakeholders’ behaviors.

He and members of his firm have significant experience in specific industries including Healthcare, Financial Markets, Post-secondary Education, and Education Reform and Energy. Clients also include non-profit organizations including social services, recreation, education, and economic development.

The firm specializes in sensitive issues, crisis management and crisis response planning. Over the course of his public relations career, he has helped hundreds of clients navigate difficult situations and emerge as stronger organizations.

Vella’s first career was in the newspaper industry. He is a New York native and a double alumnus of Syracuse University with a BA in Literature and a Master’s degree in Journalism.


Community involvement includes Board of Directors and board officer positions for the Greater Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce, Daybreak Board Chair, a Trustee of the boards of Dayton Opera, the Dayton Black Cultural Festival, and the Akron Urban League. He also was chair of the Dayton Racquet Club Board of Advisors for more than 10 years and is currently president of the Board of the contemporary (formerly the Dayton Visual Arts Center).

He lives in Centerville with his wife Dona. They have three adult children who also live in the Dayton area.


Areas of Practice


  • Accredidation Issues and Challenges

  • Misappropriation of Public Funds

  • Market Entry


  • Bankruptcy

  • Management Issues

  • Mergers and Sales

  • Regulatory Warnings and Violations


  • Accidents and Disasters

  • Bankruptcy and Termination of Service

  • New Market Entry, Competition and Competative Threats


  • Product Liability and Recalls

  • Product Counterfeit Activity


  • Disaster Response

  • Contamination

  • Toxic Discharges and Release


  • Company and Plant Relocation

  • Inappropriate Sexual Conduct

  • OHSA Violations

  • Layoffs & Downsizing

  • Unization, Strikes and Job Actions

  • Workplace Violence

  • EPA, OEPA, RAPCA Rules Violation


  • Litigation Support

  • Preparation for Potential Litigation


10 West Second St. 

Suite 110

Dayton OH 45402


Tel: 937-550-1300​


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