David Finn

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David Finn is the Chairman of Ruder Finn. From website blurb:

Mr. Finn has had an outstanding career spanning more than fifty years as a key executive in the field of public relations and as a widely published author. As co-founder and CEO of Ruder Finn, Inc., one of the largest independent public relations firms in the world, he has been a leader in exploring the ethical and philosophical dimensions of public relations as well as in creating innovative approaches that have enhanced its effectiveness and broadened its contributions. He is also an accomplished photographer of sculpture, a painter and a writer on art, with over 70 books to his credit.

Clients of Ruder Finn have included many Fortune 500 corporations as well as privately-held companies, trade associations, foreign governments and agencies, colleges and universities and not-for-profit organizations.

Mr. Finn has played a major role in the work the firm has done for international clients in France, Greece, Japan, Israel, Italy, New Zealand, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and other countries. He has been an advisor to the World Bank, and in the United States has been involved in programs for the White House, the United Nations and various government agencies including the Federal Reserve Board. He has written a periodic column for Roll Call, the newspaper of the Congress, and articles by him have been published in Forbes, Fortune, Harper's, the Saturday Review, the Harvard Business Review, the California Business Review, Across the Board, Management Review, and Reader's Digest. He produced a series of public service ads on "The Art of Leadership" for Forbes magazine.

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