Ruder Finn announced that Laura Ryan has joined the firm as an Executive Vice President in the Corporate Communications practice, further strengthening the group’s leadership in executive thought leadership, crisis and issues strategy, and financial communications.
Ryan brings more than 20 years’ industry experience to Ruder Finn, both in-house and at global agencies such as Ketchum, Burson-Marsteller, and most recently, Cohn & Wolfe. She has worked with clients spanning a broad range of industries including consumer goods, hospitality, finance, pharma and food and beverage. She will be based in New York and report to CEO Kathy Bloomgarden.
“Laura’s broad corporate experience will bring a tremendous amount of value to the group across multiple industries and sectors,” says Bloomgarden. “She has an impressive background delivering award-winning work for clients, and being able to work across multiple disciplines, including financial and crisis communications, a rapidly growing area of our corporate business.”
Ryan will also play a role in building current business and leading new business opportunities.
“Ruder Finn has an enviable track record in corporate communications and a strong reputation amongst top executives and today’s leading companies and organizations,” says Ryan. “I’m thrilled to be joining such an established corporate team and look forward to contributing my background and expertise in building and protecting corporate reputation.”