Patrick Ford

Patrick Ford became Burson-Marsteller’s vice chairman for client service in 2012, following six years of driving extraordinary growth in North America as regional president and chief executive officer. He also serves as chairman of the firm’s Asia-Pacific region – with its 18 offices and 11 affiliates. Mr. Ford has advised a wide range of clients […]

Amy Binder

Amy Binder is CEO of the New York City-based RF|Binder.  For close to 30 years, Amy Binder has been committed to bringing new and innovative thinking to the public relations field.  Since founding RF|Binder in 2001, Amy has focused on working with major corporations, brands, government organizations, destinations and institutions on corporate reputation and brand […]

Mark Kaplan

Mark Kaplan is Vice President of Public Affairs for The Mosaic Company, where he is a member of the corporate Senior Leadership Team. Responsible for advancing global public affairs initiatives for the world’s leading producer and marketer of concentrated phosphate and potash — two of the primary nutrients required to grow the food the world […]

Rob Clark

Rob Clark is Vice President of Global Corporate Communications for Medtronic, Inc., the world’s leading medical technology company.   In this role, Clark leads Medtronic’s global public relations, internal communications, corporate marketing, social media and philanthropy teams worldwide.  His group works to advance Medtronic’s key business objectives through innovative, compelling and integrated communication and philanthropic programs […]

Stephen Thomas

Stephen Thomas joined AIA as Group Head, Corporate Communications in July 2012. AIA is one of the world’s largest life insurance companies, and is headquartered and listed in Hong Kong. It maintains operations in 17 markets around the Asia-Pacific region. Stephen has responsibility for helping to set AIA Group’s Communications strategy and leading its program for […]

Patricia Stortz

Patricia (Pat) Stortz, Vice President – Corporate Communications, leads Employee Communications for AT&T.  She is also the communications head for AT&T Business Solutions, a $60 billion unit within the corporation. As head of Employee Communications, Pat leads a team of professionals responsible for creating and deploying strategic campaigns and programs to engage AT&T’s 245,000 employees […]

Linda Rutherford

Linda Rutherford is Vice President of Communication and Outreach for Dallas-based Southwest Airlines, the nation’s largest airline in terms of Customer boardings. Responsibilities include overseeing media relations, special event planning, crisis communications, emergency response and business continuity planning, community relations and charitable giving, corporate community affairs, public relations, emerging and multimedia, legislative communication/grassroots activities, Southwest’s […]

Dr. Juan-Carlos Molleda

Juan-Carlos Molleda is a tenured professor and the Edwin L. Artzt Dean of the School of Journalism and Communication at the University of Oregon. He is also a US Fulbright Senior Specialist. Molleda has accumulated 21 years of experience teaching and researching public relations and communication management at the University of Florida (2000–2016), University of […]

Dr. Tina McCorkindale

Tina McCorkindale, Ph.D., APR, is the President and CEO of the Institute for Public Relations (IPR), an independent nonprofit foundation that focuses on research that matters to the public relations profession. Formerly, she was an Associate Professor of Public Relations at Appalachian State University and has taught at several universities, including Cal Poly Pomona, University […]

Tim Baxter

Tim Baxter joined Standard Chartered Bank in January 2007.  As group head of corporate communications, he has responsibility for the bank’s media relations strategy and corporate news; corporate publications and editorial; internal and leadership communications for around 90,000 staff; and online and social communications, across the bank’s footprint markets, predominantly in Asia, Africa and the […]

Brian Lott

Brian Lott is the Executive Director of Group Communications, responsible for stewardship of the Mubadala brand and for managing the Group’s corporate communications requirements. Before joining Mubadala, Brian worked at global public relations firm Burson-Marsteller, where he spent ten years providing strategic guidance to the firm’s public affairs, corporate and technology clients. Brian has worked in […]

Michael Stewart

Michael Stewart spent 15 years as an executive with international institutions concerned with business and society, including the Prince of Wales International Business Leaders Forum, the UN Global Compact, and The Centre for Our Common Future. He has held executive positions in the private and voluntary sectors in Brussels, Geneva, London, New York, Rio de […]