Executive Director, Global Product Development Communications, Global Communications, General Motors; U.S. Naval Academy graduate 1988; M.S. Management, Naval Postgraduate School, 1993; Public Affairs U.S. Navy, 1988–1998; elected to Arthur W. Page Society, 2012, Board of Trustees, 2014.
CEO, The Bates Company; Instructor, Public Relations, NYU. Thirty years of experience as corporate communications executive, consultant and educator. Worked in senior management for corporations and national not-for-profits. Business communications agency owner for 12 years. Honorary Trustee, Institute for Public Relations.
President ICCO, 2015; CEO and Chairman of the Board of M3 Communications Group, Inc., 1994; CEO Hill+Knowlton Strategies Czech Republic, 2012: Chairman of the Board, World Communications Forum, Davos, Switzerland, 2013; Vice-President, Atlantic Club in Bulgaria, 2005; Chairman of the Board of Trustees, For Our Children Foundation, 2007; Chairman of the Board of Trustees, M3 College, 2003; Honorary Consul General of Republic of Seychelles in Bulgaria, 2004: Advanced Degree of International Business in Prague Economic University, 1983; The Pacific Institute Lou Tice advanced program graduate, 2011.
Baruch College: Execs on Campus, Consultant to Director of Marketing and Communications; former Marketing, Advertising Executive, MCI, ITT, Verizon, Contel.
Bloomberg Philanthropies, Communications Strategist & Spokesperson. Award winning professional with background in corporate and nonprofit public relations. Top graduate with an M.A. in Corporate Communication from CUNY Baruch, 2016; and a B.A. from the New School University, 2008.
Gerry Corbett is a founder, Chair and CEO of Redphlag LLC, a strategic public relations, marketing management and executive coaching firm. Gerry also serves as Instructor at the University of California at Berkeley Extension, and Chief Marketing Officer of Producers Forum, Inc., a real estate web start up. He blogs on career management and earlier served as 2012 Chair and CEO of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA.)
Instructor, Professional Director Graduate program PR & Advertising, DePaul University; Senior Communications Exec with 4 Fortune 500 Companies, 2 major agencies; Chair, Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations. Elected to Arthur W. Page Society, 1995; Distinguished Service Award, 2006.
Steve Dishart is president of Dishart Communications and Crisis Management Consultants, an adjunct at Baruch College and Fairleigh Dickenson University, and senior advisor to The Triana Group, Inc., a Wall Street business advisory firm. Formerly, he was managing director of corporate communications for Swiss Re and director of corporate communications at Mellon Financial Corporation (now BNY/Mellon). He earned his B.A. from West Virginia University, an M.A. from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh and an Executive Management Certificate at INSEAD business school in France.
Patrick Ford became Burson-Marsteller’s vice chair and chief client officer in 2012, following six years of driving extraordinary growth in North America as Burson’s regional president and CEO. For 27 years, Ford’s clients have included world-class companies in industries as diverse as automotive, energy, express delivery services, financial services, food and beverage, management consulting, technology, and telecommunications, to government clients in the U.S. and Asia. Ford will receive the 2016 IPR Alexander Hamilton Medal, awarded for lifetime contribution to the public relations profession.
Michael B. Goodman, PhD
Professor & Director MA program in Corporate Communications, Baruch College CUNY; Director, Corporate Communications International (CCI). Elected to Arthur W. Page Society, 2003.
Adjunct Professor in the MA program, Georgetown University; CEO EnviroComm International; Elected to Arthur W. Page Society, 1989; received Distinguished Service Award, 2009.
Mary Henige, APR
Automotive Communications Executive and Consultant; 30 years with General Motors Communications; MA: Organizational Communications & Public Relations, Wayne State University; Master’s Thesis: "The Influence of Paul Garrett on General Motors Public Relations and the Development of Corporate PR." Inducted into the PR News Hall of Fame, 2011.
Denise Hill, PhD
Asst. Professor of Strategic Communication, Elon University; former VP PR & Corporate Communications, Delhaize America. Elected to Arthur W. Page Society, 2010.
Julia Hood is the founder of AgendaZoom, a start-up media strategy company focusing on maximizing value of B2B events, awards, and festivals for delegates, sponsors, and speakers. Previously, Hood was Chief Content Officer at Haymarket Media, leading editorial, custom, and events strategy on such brands such as PRWeek, Campaign US, DMN, and Medical Marketing & Media, and the cyber security brand SC Media. Under her leadership, Haymarket launched the hugely successful Brand Film Festival, co-presented by Campaign and PRWeek, as well as the Hall of Femme franchise, honoring female leadership in marketing. Hood also launched PRWeek on a global platform, and served on the global Executive Committee for Campaign. Hood serves on the Board of Advisors for The Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations.
Yan Jin, PhD
Professor of Public Relations, Assistant Head of Department of Advertising and Public Relations, Associate Director of Center for Health and Risk Communication, University of Georgia; Academic Advisor, Corporate Communication International (CCI); Received AEJMC’s Hillier Krieghbaum Under-40 Award, 2014. Elected to Arthur W. Page Society, 2016.
Professor of the Practice, Boston University’s (BU) College of Communication (COM). Non-Executive Chairman, Ketchum, where he spent over 30 years—including 15 years as CEO and then chairman. Ray believes in service to the industry and has led or been a trustee of most every professional organization. He is a recipient of the PRSA’s Gold Anvil and the Institute for Public Relations’ Hamilton Medal. In 2016, he was inducted into the Arthur W. Page Society Hall of Fame and is a distinguished alum of BU and COM.
Muriel is a senior member of Weber Shandwick’s media relations specialty group. With 10 years experience, Muriel drives media relations programs for Fortune 500 companies to develop and implement initiatives that elevate visibility and protect reputation. Prior to joining Weber Shandwick, Muriel was part of the media relations team at MSLGROUP. Muriel earned a master's degree in public relations and corporate communication at New York University, and holds a bachelor's degree in international business and marketing from Oklahoma State University.
Paul Lussier is currently a Public Affairs Manager at OppenheimerFunds. In his previous role at AIG, Paul managed global thought leadership campaigns focused on the Internet of Things and road safety. Paul has also held positions as a legislative assistant for the Deputy-chair of the Canadian Senate Committee on Banking, Trade, and Commerce, and before that as a researcher in London for the Shadow Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury. He holds a master's degree in public relations and corporate communication from New York University and a bachelor's degree in public administration from the University of Ottawa.
Owner and CEO, Gagen MacDonald, a strategy execution and employee engagement consulting firm; an internationally recognized expert in change leadership and cultural transformation; Vice President, Corporate Communications, Navistar, Inc. 1993–1997; Vice President Communications, Pitman-Moore, Inc. 1991–1993; Manager, Corporate Communications, Bayer, 1987–1991; elected to Arthur W. Page Society, 1994, Chair, Board of Trustees, 2008–09.
Business Writer specializing in marketing, brand management, and public relations; he has written four books for the American Management Association and numerous articles for such publications as The Harvard Business Review, Chief Executive and Leader to Leader; he writes two regular columns, “Beyond Buzz” for the Conference Board Review and “The Communicating Strategist” for the Journal of Business Strategy; at AT&T he was EVP of Public Relations, Employee Communications, and Brand Management from 1997–2003; elected to Arthur W. Page Society in 1991, Board of Trustees 1997–2003.
Jared Meade is founder and principal of Rayne Strategy Group, and manager of Public and Media Relations for Owens Community College. Meade is also the founding member and former president of the public relations alumni chapter at Eastern Michigan University and served as a board member for the Children's Theatre Workshop, a nonprofit that provides theatrical training for Toledo-area youth. He received the Gold Hermes Creative Award from the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP). He holds a B.S. in Public Relations from Eastern Michigan University and an M.P.S. in Strategic Public Relations from George Washington University’s Graduate School of Political Management. He earned his Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) in 2018.
Jeffrey S. Morosoff
Assistant Professor of Public Relations, and director of graduate program in PR, Hofstra University; former PR executive for Cablevision, NYIT, and Nassau County Community College; recipient of the 2015 PR Professionals of Long Island Lifetime Achievement Award.
Toni Muzi Falconi
Director, Senior Consultant, Methodos, management consultancy; author Global Stakeholder Relationships Governance, an Infrastructure; adjunct professor public relations and global communications in NYC and Rome; founding chair, Global Alliance for PR and Communications Management; president Ferpi, Italian Federation of Public Relations.
Richard M. Newman
COO, The Newman Group, Inc.; Founder, the New York University/PRSA program and The Professional Development Institute; Fellow, PRSA; Past Chairman, PRSA’s Investor Relations Section; Accredited member of PRSA since 1970; Director, PRSA’s New York Chapter, 1971–1974; BA, Cornell University; MA, Public Relations/Communications Management, Syracuse University.
John L. Paluszek
John Paluszek is executive editor of “Business In Society”, reporting on and analyzing major social issues and how business is addressing them via corporate social responsibility (CSR)/sustainable development (SD). Past chair of The Global Alliance For Public Relations and Communication Management and a past national president of The Public Relations Society of America, John was liaison to The United Nations for those organizations for ten years and often reports on United Nations Global Compact. In 1971 he established John Paluszek & Associates/Corporate Social Action, a public relations firm specializing in CSR/SD. His public relations counseling career includes three decades as an executive at Ketchum, a global public relations firm.
Mike Paul is president of Reputation Doctor, a public relations firm specializing in crisis PR and reputation management. Paul, who was named "Master of Disaster" by BusinessWeek, has counseled dozens of CEOs from the world's largest corporations and nonprofit institutions, in addition to working with a number of professional and Olympic athletes. He earned a Master of Public Administration degree specializing in international management from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and public policy from the State University of New York at Cortland.
Dr. Bryan H. Reber
Dr. Bryan Reber is department head, C. Richard Yarbrough Professor in crisis communication leadership, public relations, Grady College of Journalism & Mass Communication, University of Georgia. Prior to Grady College, Dr. Reber worked in public relations at Bethel College, Kansas. He has conducted research and consulted for the University of Alabama, Alabama Entrepreneurial Research Network, Sierra Club, Ketchum, Missouri Public Service Commission, and others. He taught at the University of Alabama immediately prior to joining the Grady faculty.
Karen Miller Russell, PhD
Karen Miller Russell is Associate Professor, teaching public relations and media history at Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication. Dr. Russell is editor of the Journal of Public Relations Research produced by the Public Relations Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC).
Donald H. Singletary
Donald H. Singletary is president of the Singletary Group, a PR and public affairs agency in New York City. He also serves as an adjunct professor of public relations for Syracuse University and Baruch College. Don has held a variety of management positions at AT&T, Health & Hospitals Corp., Planned Parenthood and the National Council of Economic Education. During his career he has worked on a variety of health related educational awareness programs, such as AIDS, Roe v. Wade and the impact of 9/11 on local communities.
President, Spector & Associates, 1991; Founder, The Museum of Public Relations, 1997; Adjunct professor of Public Relations History at Baruch College in the M.A. Corporate Communications program; formerly adjunct professor in the PR/CC M.S. program at NYU. Elected to Arthur W. Page Society in 1997. Winner of nearly 40 PR awards on behalf of Fortune 100 companies: e.g., AT&T, Bayer Corporation and Philips Corporation; named “Creative All Star” and “Most Innovative Agency” by the Holmes Report.
COO and Creative Director, Spector & Associates; Co-founder, The Museum of Public Relations, 1997; President, PRMuseum Press, LLC, a publishing house dedicated to the history of public relations; More than 25 years as a conventional and digital illustrator; designed, developed and produced ad campaigns and corporate identity for such companies as AT&T, ITT, Bayer Corporation, Forbes, NCR and Embassy Suites; BFA, Pratt Institute.
Art Stevens is managing partner of The Stevens Group, a consulting organization that facilitates mergers and acquisitions in the public relations and marketing communications industries. The firm also provides consulting in PR agency management, profitability and strategic planning. Mr. Stevens was CEO of public relations firms Lobsenz-Stevens, which later became Publicis Dialog. Instructor and lecturer of public relations and management at Fairleigh Dickinson, lecturer at the New School, New York University and others. Prior president of the New York Chapter of PRSA. Recipient of the Patrick Jackson Award from PRSA for lifetime achievement to the profession.
Mark Weiner is the Chief Executive Officer of PRIME Research, LP, a global research firm which combines tools with talent to generate actionable insights. In addition to the Museum, Mark is actively involved with the Institute for Public Relations and other professional communications organizations. He is the author of “Unleashing the Power of PR” and serves on the editorial advisory boards of PR News and PRSA’s The Strategist. He was elected to the PR News Measurement Hall of Fame in 2014.