Kathy Bloomgarden is CEO of Ruder Finn, Inc., one of the world’s largest and most successful global public relations agencies. As a recognized communications advisor and confidante to some of today’s most influential corporate leaders, Dr. Bloomgarden shapes communications programs that help executive teams effectively establish trust with their employees, their customers, the business community and society at large.
Dr. Bloomgarden is a member of The Council on Foreign Relations, Women’s Leadership Board of Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, and the board of the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health. She frequently represents the communications industry perspective at world events such as the World Economic Forum Annual Conference in Davos and Fortune Magazine’s CEO Summits, Most Powerful Women Summit and Aspen Institute Brainstorm Events. She graduated with a B.A. from Brown University, and has an M.A. and a Ph.D. from Columbia University in Political Science, as well as a certificate from the East Asian Institute. She is fluent in French, and has a working knowledge of Chinese, Italian, German and Russian.