Wilson500 is a Harrisburg-based consulting firm offering services that include initiative planning, strategic planning and communications, management consulting and coaching, government relations, fundraising, public relations, and project management. Certified de Bono Six Thinking Hats™ and Lateral Thinking™ trainer. Notable successes include Hunger-Free Lancaster County, Capitol All-Stars, and the Widener University Commonwealth Law School Veterans Initiative.
Provide the highest quality creative solutions to a wide range of organizations, placing value on ethics and strategic collaboration.
Establish a reputable firm that is respected for the quality of its work and the care with which it crafts strategies for each client.
Enhance our clients' reputation and brand by providing the specific tools they need to accomplish their unique objectives.
Strengthen client capacity to effectively communicate, persuasively advocate, and successfully manage organizational growth.
Corinna Vecsey Wilson, Esq.
Respected for her creativity, integrity, tact, and hard work, Corinna founded Wilson500 in 2014 to help clients achieve a range of goals, from launching public policy-driven initiatives to building long-term strategic relationships.
Wilson500 is best at bringing diverse groups together to work as an effective team in tackling important and public goals, creating messaging campaigns around complicated issues, and weaving strategic relationships in and around state government and other public policy-driven organizations. Corinna is known for creating win-win partnerships and in particular for projects incorporating charitable missions.
Corinna is a licensed Pennsylvania attorney, a registered lobbyist in Pennsylvania, and a registered Pennsylvania professional fundraising counsel. She is a certified de Bono Six Thinking Hats™ and Lateral Thinking™ trainer.
Corinna worked as a reporter and television host and headed up the content division of a public affairs cable network. As a lawyer she has worked in private practice, as in house counsel and as a state agency chief counsel. She has lobbied in Harrisburg since 2000 and has developed expertise in nonprofits, compliance, and governance.
- Co-founded the Capitol All-Stars charitable legislative softball game in 2013; raised over $200,000 for food security to date;
- Helped launched a number of transformative initiatives, including Hunger-Free Lancaster County, the Veterans Initiative at Widener University Commonwealth Law School, and the Draw the Lines PA education and civic engagement project of the Committee of Seventy;
- Certified de Bono Six Thinking Hats™ and Lateral Thinking™ trainer;
- Conducted strategic planning with multiple organizations including Feeding Pennsylvania and the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank;
- Licensed Pennsylvania fundraiser with more than $1 million raised to date;
- Provided development support to preserve and improve the Pennsylvania Governor's Residence in Harrisburg through the Team Pennsylvania Foundation;
- Provided substantive assistance to multiple food security and healthy eating initiatives, including First Fruits Farm and the Reservoir Park Greenhouse Initiative in Harrisburg;
- Corporate citizenship and branding support to Deloitte's Pennsylvania public sector consulting practice;
- Co-producer of the Local Governments in Distress series with the Fels Institute of Government at the University of Pennsylvania while heading up the content division at the Pennsylvania Cable Network;
- Volunteer and board member for the Shalom House, a shelter for homeless women and their children in Harrisburg that distinguishes itself for working on the causes of homelessness rather than the symptoms.
- Argued Right-to-Know cases before Commonwealth Court in both its original and appellate jurisdictions; authored 16 appellate briefs, oversaw 1,200+ appeals and actively litigated 34 of those appeals;
- Co-host of the 150th Anniversary Celebration of the Battle of Gettysburg live and onsite at the Battlefield;
- Launched a successful, new, substantive publication for the Pennsylvania Treasury in 2010 with more than 50,000 subscribers;
- Successfully transitioned America East, the nation’s largest regional newspaper production and technology trade show, through the devastating newspaper industry contraction and its competition against Nexpo, the national show;
- Worked with a team of lawyers to successfully sue the federal government and the city of Minneapolis for housing discrimination in Hollman v. Cisneros, a landmark class action law suit in 1994.
Board & Community Service
- Director, Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts
- Director, Pennsylvania Freedom of Information Coalition
- Officer, Director, Shalom House, a shelter for homeless women and children
- Officer, Director, Pennsylvania Legislative Correspondents Association
- Director and Officer, Pennsylvania Society of Association Executives
- Member, Press Bar Committee, Pennsylvania Bar Association
- Trustee and Officer, Pennsylvania Society of Association Executives Foundation
- Trustee and Officer, Pennsylvania Press Club
- Member, Classification & Rating Comm., Pennsylvania Compensation Rating Bureau
- Director, Independent Film Project/North, Minneapolis
- Pro bono attorney, Volunteer Lawyer for the Arts, St. Paul
- Member of pro bono legal team in NAACP Minneapolis in Hollman v. Cisneros, a federal, public housing discrimination class action lawsuit
- Trustee and pro bono General Counsel, March of Dimes, Minnesota chapter