Strategic Elements Receives Certification as Women Business Enterprise & Women-Owned Small Business

WEST DES MOINES, IA – Strategic Elements, which specializes in public affairs, public relations, media relations, advertising, and marketing campaigns nationally and in all 50 states, has been certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise and Women-Owned Small Business through the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).

“Receiving this respected certification as a women-owned small business is an important marker for Strategic Elements, and signifies our focus on identifying diverse and unique clients and campaigns,” said Christine Stineman, President & CEO of Strategic Elements. “WBENC’s recognition is reflective of our forward-thinking work product that is continuously growing as we redefine what’s possible in our industry on behalf of our clients.”

The WBENC is the nation’s largest third-party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women. Its world-class certification is accepted by more than 1,000 corporations representing America’s most reputable brands, states, cities, and entities. The WBENC’s certification involves a comprehensive process that confirms a business is at least 51% owned, operated and controlled by a woman or women.

Strategic Elements is led by President & CEO Christine Stineman. Stineman, a 20-year consulting veteran, has developed a reputation as one of the premier national public affairs campaign strategists. She has been entrusted to lead some of the highest profile field advocacy efforts of the past decade. Strategic Elements advances the objectives of Fortune 50 corporate clients, national trade associations, non-profits, and other major policy initiatives.




About Strategic Elements

With offices in Washington, DC and West Des Moines, Iowa, Strategic Elements specializes in public affairs, public relations, communications, advertising and marketing campaigns. The company takes utilizes its national reach and custom, comprehensive approach to public affairs strategy, communications and coalition development to deliver an edge for clients looking to take the creativity, competitiveness and success of their campaigns to the next level. Learn more at


Founded in 1997, WBENC is the nation’s leader in women’s business development and the leading third-party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women, with more than 13,000 certified Women’s Business Enterprises, 14 national Regional Partner Organizations, and over 300 Corporate Members. More than 1,000 corporations representing America’s most prestigious brands as well as many states, cities, and other entities accept WBENC Certification. For more information, visit