October 27, 2016 11:00 AM ET


Company Overview of Ruder Finn, Inc.

Company Overview

Ruder Finn, Inc. is a communications agency. It offers its services in the areas of health and wellness, corporate and public trust, technology and innovation, and consumer connections. The company also provides corporate reputation management, branding, digital, advertising, insights, broadcasting, cultural and social issues, and intent-driven social media services. It serves corporations, brands, and institutions. The company was founded in 1948 and is based in New York, New York with additional offices in New York, San Francisco, London, Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore, Guangzhou, and India. It has hubs in Boston, Basel, and Washington, D.C. Ruder Finn, Inc. operates as a subsidia...

301 East 57th Street

New York, NY 10022

United States

Founded in 1948





Key Executives for Ruder Finn, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer
Co-Founder and Chairman
Global Chief Financial Officer
Chair of Worldwide Healthcare and President of Growth Initiatives
President of Ruder Finn Americas
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Ruder Finn, Inc. Key Developments

Ruder Finn, Inc. Promotes Charles Lankester to Executive Vice President, Global Reputation & Risk Management

Ruder Finn announced the formation of a new Reputation & Risk Management Practice within the firm. The Practice will be led by Charles Lankester, who is promoted to Executive Vice President, Global Reputation & Risk Management. Lankester will be based in Hong Kong and will be tasked with developing the resources, network and capabilities to deliver high-value services to Ruder Finn's clients. The new global Practice will focus on developing Ruder Finn's leadership across four core business areas. In addition to Lankester's new role, Executive Vice President Christine Dusek and Director of Connected Communications Robin Grainger will respectively lead Ruder Finn's United States and European capabilities and serve as senior advisors to clients and colleagues.  Collectively, Ruder Finn's new global Reputation & Risk team will deliver proven crisis, event-driven risk and public strategy experience and bring value to teams across the globe.

Alan Ma Joins Ruder Finn to Head RFI Studios in China

Ruder Finn has hired Alan Ma to head its digital arm, Ruder Finn Innovation Studios (RFI). Alan will oversee RFI offices in Beijing and Shanghai as well as being involved in regional collaboration with the rest of the Ruder Finn network. She will be responsible for developing digital marketing and communication solutions with a combination of technology and content and a strong focus on creative story telling. Alan will also be responsible for attracting and nurturing the right talents by making RFI China a strong platform for young consultants to develop their careers. She will report to Elan Shou, Executive VP and Managing Director of Ruder Finn Greater China. Alan began her PR career in the Technology Practice at Weber Shandwick and Edelman, then moved in-house as the Marketing Manager for both the British Standards Institution Greater China and Motorola's Enterprise Mobility Business, Greater China, where she was responsible for the organization's overall marketing communication and business development strategy. This opened the door for her to take on a role as Marketing Head at King and Wood Mallesons, one of the world's leading law firms, where she was in charge of business development as well as marketing communications. Subsequently, Alan decided to return to the agency world, and rejoined Edelman as the Technology Practice Head in 2014.

Ruder Finn Appoints Mary Coyle as Senior Vice President and Media Relations Strategist

Ruder Finn announced that Mary Coyle has joined the firm as a Senior Vice President and Media Relations Strategist to further strengthen the deep media expertise within the firm's Healthcare offering. Coyle is a 20-year PR veteran, with success in developing and executing public outreach campaigns on behalf of corporate, government and non-profit entities. Prior to joining Ruder Finn, Coyle was director of healthcare media relations at Marina Maher Communications, Ogilvy Public Relations and MS&L Worldwide, where she supported a variety of pharmaceutical, medical device and consumer health clients. Coyle will be an integral member of account teams, responsible for developing and assessing media strategies to secure national publicity for the agency's clients, as well as working with senior executives to raise their visibility via media, speaking engagements, and community outreach.

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