David Kalson Joins Ricochet PR as Chief Executive Officer

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Veteran of RF Binder adds deep communications and scientific expertise

Ricochet Public Relations Inc., a full-service public relations firm specializing in stakeholder communications and reputation management, announced today it has named David Kalson Chief Executive Officer.

Previously Executive Managing Director of RF Binder, a global communications firm owned by the Ruder Finn Group, Kalson has more than 20 years experience providing strategic client counsel, directing issues and crisis management programs, managing corporate brands and product positioning, and leading internal communications programs. He has worked extensively with scientific, energy and environmental industries and issues.

"David brings significant agency and account management experience as well as a strategic understanding of how to work across industries and numerous stakeholder groups," said Todd Aydelotte, Ricochet Founder and President. "His deep experience counseling clients on issues management and communications strategies ranging from nuclear power and emerging renewable energy technologies to financial services and agricultural issues will strengthen our total offering across industries, as he works with account teams to develop comprehensive, integrated and multi-stakeholder campaigns."

Kalson has authored numerous articles, speeches and annual reports and has won multiple awards for communication including two consecutive first prizes for Narrative Presentation from The American Business Communicators Group's annual report competition for his annual reports. He is an adjunct instructor at Fordham University Graduate School of Business teaching crisis management and has been an invited lecturer and symposium arranger for the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Johns Hopkins University, Iona University, the Institute of Public Relations, the American Physical Society and the Council of Engineering and Scientific Society Executives.

Kalson holds a B.A. in Philosophy and an M.A. in Communications from the University of Wisconsin in Madison.

About Ricochet Public Relations
With offices in New York City and Washington, D.C., Ricochet Public Relations is a full-service public relations firm specializing in stakeholder communications and reputation management. The agency works in three practice areas - healthcare, technology and industry, with particular expertise in energy and the environment - and provides communications strategies and services that support corporate reputation building and thought leadership.


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