Public Service - Inbred In EOLIS Culture
Wendeen Eolis is deeply committed to public service and encourages EOLIS professionals to do their part.
About - EOLIS Public Service
EOLIS supports public service initiatives in which Wendeen Eolis engaged; she specializes in vetting counsel for crises arising from terrorist incidents and natural disasters.
As Chief Operations Officer in command of Hope's Champion Task Force, Wendeen Eolis often invites qualified members of EOLIS' law student intern program (a program she instituted in the late 60's) to travel with her on international assignments for the government-related projects. The seeds for her leadership of Hope's Champion Task Force were planted in Vietnam, where Wendeen led a mission to assist "Vietnam Crisis" widows during President Richard Nixon's administration.
In the early 90's, Wendeen made her way into the thick of the political maelstrom of New York City and NY State politics; she had already put her toe in the water in Albany, thanks to family connections. She had also waded into a national pool of presidential administrations and contenders dating back to President Nixon.
An advisor to Mayor Rudy Giuliani and Governor George Pataki respectively and briefly an intermediary between them, Wendeen navigated in ever more complicated territory, thereafter, interacting occasionally with the likes of President and Hillary Clinton during her rise and in professional matters with the Trump Organization, enough to score a personal invite to Mara Lago from the future president.
Following the events of 9/11, Wendeen established a career counseling initiative to assist lawyers and law firms displaced by the World Trade Center events; she looked upon these activities as a labor of love for the City and for the legal profession.
Following the events of 9/11, Wendeen established a career counseling initiative to assist lawyers and law firms displaced by the World Trde Center events; she looked upon these activities as a labor of love for the City and for the legal profession. .
Hope's Champion, Center Stage
In 2002, Wendeen took her post 9.11 crisis counseling skills and attorney and law firm vetting experience overseas, visiting with American allies in the aftermath of terrorist incidents and offering up recommendations of counsel, as needed. Hope's Champion Task Force was the outcome. Wendeen's Dad and Governor Pataki toasted her decision to take the lead for shaping the HCTF missi0n--a team of professionals around the world vetting counsel needs in the aftermath of catastrophic events. EOLIS companies provide significant pro-bono manpower for HCTF mandates.
Wendeen Works Both Side of the Aisle
Long before Wendeen joined David Axelrod and Karl Rove at a Special Event in New York in 2017, she had crossed paths with both of them on vetting projects during the Presidential administration of George W. Bush and President Barack Obama.
As of 2018, Wendeen has served six presidential administrations as a non-partisan, and enjoyed her recent encounter with president Obama; especially mindful of his words to his children: “Be kind and be useful.”